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November 22, 2019 - Filed Under: Forestry

Mississippi State University welcomed a new forestry specialist Nov. 1.

Shaun Tanger joined the MSU Extension Service in the southeast region as a forestry specialist with area and statewide duties. 

Green cypress tree rows in a field.
November 15, 2019 - Filed Under: Agri-tourism, Christmas Trees

Mississippians pondering ideas for a side business could consider investing in land and planting stem cuttings of Leyland and Murray cypress trees.

Two English Pointer hunting dogs tracking a scent in a forest.
November 15, 2019 - Filed Under: Wildlife

Hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, enjoying nature and other outdoor activities put dollars in Mississippi’s coffers. In fact, wildlife-related recreation generates economic impact of about $2.9 million per year in the state.  

Seven adults smile while standing in a row facing the camera.
November 12, 2019 - Filed Under: Natural Resources, Environment

The Mississippi State University Extension Service was part of a team that won a second place 2019 Gulf Guardian Award presented in October.

November 1, 2019 - Filed Under: Healthy Water Practices, Water Quality

Thirty-five percent of Mississippi’s private drinking wells test positive for bacteria, which makes testing and remediation key health issues for the state.

Success Stories

Two MSU Extension agronomy specialists instruct youth campers.
STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Technology, Lawn and Garden, Natural Resources, Disaster Recovery
Volume 5 Number 3

See what is new in Extension... Extension Holds New Agronomy Camp, Larry Alexander Fund Gives to the Future of 4-H, Extension Offers Ag Literacy Workshop for Teachers, Extension Offers Resources to Residents Affected by Backwater Flooding.

Abby Braman standing in a creek.
Community, Natural Resources, Waste Management, Water
Volume 5 Number 3

In 2016, Abby Braman was a newcomer to Mississippi, and she began looking for places where she could enjoy the outdoors as she did growing up in New Jersey.

Dunn's Falls.
Natural Resources, Environment, Water
Volume 5 Number 3

Dunn’s Falls, near Enterprise in Lauderdale County, features a 65-foot waterfall, a gristmill pond, and a natural wildlife refuge. Preserving the most beautiful, peaceful places in Mississippi aligns with the Mississippi State University Extension Service’s mission to conserve and sustain the state’s natural landmarks and environment.

A man wearing a blue collared shirt stands in a boat with his hand on an old white steering wheel.
Natural Resources, Fisheries, Marine Resources
Volume 5 Number 2

When Ryan Bradley wanted to help make the Mississippi Sound cleaner and more profitable for commercial shrimpers, he knew where to turn for help launching a cleanup program.

Dark blue water meets the edge of white sand on a clean, empty beach.
Natural Resources, Fisheries, Marine Resources
Volume 5 Number 2

Mississippi’s commercial fish industry employs thousands of Magnolia State workers who work along the beautiful waters of the Gulf Coast.

Watch

Christmas Tree Farms
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 7:00am
Farmweek | Entire Show | February 22, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:30am
Venison Stroganoff January 14, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 7:00am
Farmweek | Entire Show | August 10, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 2:30pm

Your Extension Experts

Portrait of Dr. John B. Auel
Assistant Extension Professor
Extension Associate/Research MS PLM Program Coordinator MS Tree Farm Administrator MS SFI Coordina
Portrait of Mr. Butch Bailey
Extension Associate III
Forestry, Title 3
Portrait of Dr. Beth Harlander Baker
Assistant Extension Professor
Portrait of Dr. Jason Barrett
Assistant Extension Professor
Community Development, Economics & Natural Resources, Water & Wastewater Utilities, Municipal Utilit
Portrait of Dr. Leslie M. Burger
Assistant Extension Professor
conservation education
Portrait of Dr. James Marcus Drymon
Assistant Extension Professor
Portrait of Mr. Bill Hamrick
Senior Extension Associate
Wildlife & Fisheries
Portrait of Dr. Daryl Jones
Extension Professor
natural resource enterprises wildlife habitats management
Portrait of Dr. John Kushla
Extension/Research Professor
Agroforestry, Christmas trees, GIS, forest soils, pine silviculture
Portrait of Mr. Bill Maily
Extension Associate III
Extension Associate II- Fisheries Wildlife,Fisheries, and Aquaculture
Portrait of Mr. Marc Measells
Extension Associate III
Portrait of Dr. Wes Neal
Extension/Research Professor
Fisheries Extension
Portrait of Dr. Larry Oldham
Extension Professor
Soil Health, Soil Fertility, Nutrient Management, Soil Conservation and Management, Certified Crop A
Portrait of Dr. Ben Posadas
Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Seafood and specialty crops marketing; Marine and disaster economics
Portrait of Dr. Adam Rohnke
Senior Extension Associate
Urban Wildlife Wildlife and Fisheries Enterprises Mississippi Master Naturalist Program
Portrait of Dr. Randy Rousseau
Extension/Research Professor
Hardwoods
Portrait of Dr. Brady Self
Associate Extension Professor
Hardwood Silviculture Forest Herbicides
Portrait of Dr. Eric L. Sparks
Assistant Extension Professor
Portrait of Dr. Bronson Strickland
Extension Professor
Wildlife Management
Assistant Professor