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A worker bee sips honey from a piece of honeycomb in a frame.
February 23, 2021 - Filed Under: Beekeeping

While it seemed like winter would never end last week, many parts of Mississippi are already experiencing spring-like temperatures. I can’t think about the return of spring without thinking about bees!

For several years, my husband and I kept several bee colonies after he took an MSU Extension beekeeping course. When people ask us how to get started beekeeping, it’s no surprise our first recommendation is always, “Talk to your local Extension agent!”

February 8, 2021 - Filed Under: Agriculture

PINEY WOODS, Miss. -- The Alliance of Sustainable Farms is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and unveiling its new demonstration farm during a virtual field day Feb. 19.

The event will feature a virtual tour of the new farm located at the Piney Woods school in Rankin County, Miss.

Topics will include crop and variety selection, seed acquisition, marketing risk and spring field preparation. The event also includes a seed starting demonstration. The program begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.

February 2, 2021 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Grains, Rice, Soybeans, Sweet Potatoes, Agri-tourism, Beekeeping, Equine, Goats and Sheep, Poultry, Swine, Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Vegetable Gardens, Forestry

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Each February marks the occasion for producers to share their research and programming needs with Mississippi State University agricultural specialists in person.

To comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the opportunity will be extended virtually this year.

January 20, 2021 - Filed Under: Goats and Sheep

The Mississippi State University Extension Service has a new specialist to support the important small-ruminant industry in the state.

Leyla Rios de Alvarez began work at MSU in December as an assistant Extension/research professor of small ruminant production in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences.

Four panels display a chicken, a cotton boll, a timber stand and a dried soybean plant.
December 17, 2020 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Coronavirus

Mississippi farmers generated an estimated agricultural value of $7.35 billion in 2020, a 5% increase from 2019 that saw soybeans top forestry for the No. 2 spot behind poultry.

Success Stories

Two men standing in a row crop.
Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

Variety trials exemplify Extension’s service to growers through pandemic

For 10 years, a small portion of Moody Farms in Tishomingo County has been sectioned off for cotton variety trial plots. That streak continued in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

A man and woman stand next to a crate stacked with boxes of sweet potatoes.
Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Soybeans, Sweet Potatoes, Farming, Livestock, Beef, Equine, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

Vardaman producer named Farmer of the Year

When Joe Edmondson surveys his farming operation at Topashaw Farms, he thinks about his more than 40 full-time employees and the hundreds of seasonal workers who work the acres.

A man stands next to an 18-wheeler truck.
Agriculture, Livestock, Swine
Volume 6 Number 2

New endowment honors longtime Extension swine specialist

In his 34 years as swine specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, Dr. Mark Crenshaw was one of the state’s most prominent advocates for the pork industry. Now, an Extension endowment fund bears his name.

A man wearing a cowboy hat sits on an ATV in front of cows.
Agriculture, Livestock, Beef, Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program TCALP, Current Class, Community
Volume 6 Number 1

See what is new in Extension... Extension partners to promote beef quality assurance program, Extension recognized in Gulf Guardian Award Project, First Ag leadership class graduates, and Extension supports residents participating in U.S. Census 2020.

A man wearing a light blue shirt with “US Jersey” above the chest pocket stands smiling in front of several cows.
4-H, Support 4-H, Agriculture, Livestock, Dairy
Volume 6 Number 1

Neal Smith grew up in Picayune in Pearl River County and has lived in Ohio for 27 years. As the chief executive officer and executive secretary for the American Jersey Cattle Association, Smith has been able to stay connected to the reason he joined 4-H as a child—his love of dairy cattle. He first joined 4-H because he wanted to show his Jersey calf at the Pearl River County Fair.

Watch

Farmweek | February 18, 2021 | Full Show
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 7:30am
Farmweek | February 11, 2021 | Full Show
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 7:30am
Farmweek | February 4, 2021 | Full Show
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:30am
Farmweek | January 28, 2021 | Full Show
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:30am
Farmweek | January 21, 2021 | Full Show
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 7:30am

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