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Miss. Code Ann. §25-61-19

Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. §25-61-19, the following describes legislation enacted during the 2019 Legislative Session that revises powers and duties of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

SB 2867 University construction projects; authorize IHL Board to administer.

Summary: SB 2867 authorizes the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning to administer certain construction projects funded by state bond funds. Prior to distribution of funds, IHL and the Department of Finance and Administration must enter into an agreement that stipulates the responsibilities of each party, applicable procurement regulations, documentation and reporting requirements and conditions for handling state bond funds. Effective July 1, 2019.

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Kim Gallaspy
Director of Legislative Services
kgallaspy@mississippi.edu
Phone: 601.432.6493

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Filed Under: About Extension, County Extension Offices, Poultry, Coronavirus, Forestry March 27, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Necessary restrictions on travel and gatherings are affecting how the Mississippi State University Extension Service operates, but its ability to respond to the needs of its clients, the public and state agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic continues uninterrupted.

Extension’s roles during crises are many: emergency management, local level assistance, support for the state’s agricultural industry, and dissemination of public information and education.

Filed Under: County Extension Offices, Extension Administration March 13, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service has postponed all of its in-person events, trainings and meetings across the state through May 10 amid public health concerns surrounding COVID-19.

All Extension offices and units will remain open, and basic operations will continue as normal until further notice. This includes the Bost Extension Center on the main campus in Starkville, the four regional Research and Extension Centers and each of Extension’s 82 county offices. Online educational programming will also proceed as scheduled.

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Filed Under: Extension Administration, Agriculture, Cotton, Fruit, Beef, Dairy, Goats and Sheep February 24, 2020

2020 marked Bill Fitts’ 27th consecutive appearance at the annual North Mississippi Producer Advisory Council meeting.

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Filed Under: Extension Program Priorities, City and County Government, SNAP-Ed, Rural Health February 19, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Once every decade, Mississippians have the chance to make a difference at the local, state and national levels.

Participating in the U.S. Census has a large impact on daily life. Being underrepresented as a state leads to reduced representation in Congress and less federal funding for education, infrastructure, emergency response and wellness programs. In short, there are long-term negative effects of not participating in the census.

Filed Under: About Extension January 10, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- While the Rotary Classic Rodeo is a competitive tournament featuring bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and other contests, the event offers something for the whole family.

Hosted by the Starkville Rotary Club, the annual rodeo sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association is returning to the Mississippi Horse Park Feb. 7-8.

General admission is $15 at the door and $12 in advance.

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