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Breakfast on the Farm

BEARDEN DAIRY RESEARCH CENTER
2128 Turkey Creek Road, Starkville, MS 39759

OCTOBER 17 & 18 | 9 A.M.–NOON​
open to school groups & field trips

OCTOBER 19 | 9 A.M.–NOON​
open to the public & families

LEARN WHERE YOUR FOOD COMES FROM

DAIRY TOUR • MILK A COW • EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

Registration for a designated date & time will be required.
Registration opens this fall.

For more information, contact Amanda Stone
at amanda.stone@msstate.edu or 662.769.9941.

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Three grocery store fridge doors are stocked with 1- and 2-gallon jugs of milk with red tops and labels.
Filed Under: Dairy, Food, Nutrition May 31, 2019

National Dairy Month is a great time to consider the numerous health benefits dairy products provide and how supporting the industry indirectly helps a variety of people.

Black and white Hostein cows and light brown Jersey cows graze on green grass.
Filed Under: Youth Livestock, Dairy October 19, 2018

On a rainy day in early autumn, hundreds of people packed into the Mississippi State University Joe Bearden Dairy Center to learn where their milk, butter, yogurt, and ice cream come from. (File Photo by Kat Lawrence)

Several black and white cows look toward the camera while standing in milking gates.
Filed Under: Farming, Dairy June 1, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Depressed market prices, increased production costs and labor challenges continue to force generational dairy farmers to seek greener pastures.

 

Filed Under: Dairy September 21, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Families and students have an opportunity to tour Mississippi State University’s dairy facilities this fall.

The MSU Extension Service will host Breakfast on the Farm Oct. 27-28 at the Joe Bearden Dairy Research Center at 2128 Turkey Creek Road near Starkville. The event is open to preregistered school groups from 9 a.m. until noon on Oct. 27. Families and community members are invited to attend the next morning at the same hours.

Amanda Stone, dairy specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, studies the herd at the MSU Bearden Dairy Unit and brings the latest research-based information to the state’s dairy producers. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kevin Hudson)
Filed Under: Women for Agriculture, Dairy June 19, 2017

By Jessica Smith
MSU Extension Service

Providing expertise and knowledge to Mississippi dairy producers was not always a career goal for dairy specialist Amanda Stone.

Stone has been an assistant professor since August 2016 with the Mississippi State University Extension Service in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, where she works directly with students, dairy producers and MSU Extension agents.

Success Stories

A smiling man with a "dedicated to dairy" logo on his shirt, stands in a pasture.
Dairy
Volume 4 Number 1

Pat Ard has tended his grandfather’s legacy since 1971, when he took the helm of the family farm from his father.
What started as a 211-acre Lincoln County cotton farm in 1894 is now a 1,200-acre dairy farm with more than 240 Holstein cows.

A child uses colorful LEGO bricks at a 4-H Robotics competition.
STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Dairy, Pesticide Applicator Certification, City and County Government, Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers, Soil Testing, Natural Resources
Volume 3 Number 3

4-H Debuts New Curriculum · Extension Develops Workforce · La-Z-Boy Donates Fabric · Stars Focus On Sustainability · Extension Directs Herbicide Training · Youth Discover Dairy Science · Soil Lab Welcomes New Manager

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