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    "It takes Mississippi State Extension to get research to the farmer in a way he can use it in his fields. I trust the research I get from Extension."

    - Mike Wagner
    2022 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag
    Expo Mississippi Farmer Of The Year 

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    "My favorite part of the Fun with Food program was getting to shave carrots. And I learned I really like carrots, cucumbers, and green beans!"

    - Kendra Mcgregory
    Fun With Food Participant
    In Chickasaw County

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    "When we started our business, Extension connected us with resources to get the answers we needed. That’s what’s so amazing about Extension: they find a way to help you get to the next step."

    - Scott Hicks
    Cutting Edge Meat Company
    In Greene County

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    "The opportunity to cooperate with Extension biologists is amazing. We get access to species of sharks we don’t have at the aquarium, and we use the information we gain to educate our visitors."

    - Kurt Allen
    Mississippi Aquarium
    President and CEO

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    "So many kids don’t know where
    food comes from; so many need to
    learn what work is. Extension’s Junior
    Master Gardener program has helped me create new pathways of opportunity and learning for my students."

    - Roland “Coach Ro” Román
    Mansdale Upper Elementary School
    Pe Teacher And Madison County Master Gardener

A blue jay on a branch.
The blue jay will sound its loud call, “jay, jay,” to alert other birds of a predator in the area. (Photo from Canva)
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