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News By Department: MSU Extension- Union County

Chickasaw County 4-H members placed in the top 10 in consumer decision making at the Western National 4-H Roundup in Denver. Team members (from left) Shelby Abrams, Gracie Vickers, Lessie Vickers and Gage Vanlandingham earned sixth high point team overall, third high team overall, and eighth high team in overall reasons and overall group think. Vickers also placed second in individual high points. They are joined by Mississippi State Extension Service program associate Angie Abrams. (Submitted photo)
January 25, 2018 - Filed Under: 4-H, Youth Livestock

Mississippi 4-H teams and individual members recently landed several top 10 finishes in a variety of categories when they competed in the Western National 4-H Roundup in Denver.

March 12, 2014 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden

MISSISSIPPI STATE – The New Albany Home and Garden Show will offer two packed days of exhibits and speakers as they celebrate “Wings into Spring” April 4 and 5.

The Union County Master Gardeners will host the sixth annual event at the Union County Fairgrounds. The show is free and open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are already sold out for the Lunch and Learn Seminar on Friday.

Union County 4-H youth agent Gina Wills and 4-H member Bobby May of Marshall County review the show schedule for the Winter Classic Horse Show held at the Mississippi Horse Park near Starkville. May and his horse, Jack, took part in the series of off-season shows from January through March. (Photo by Scott Corey)
March 10, 2011 - Filed Under: 4-H, Youth Livestock, Equine, Family

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi’s 4-H program has seen many changes in more than a century of activities, but youth maintain their interest in a tried-and-true project: horses.

“Enrollment in horse projects comes in cycles, especially in the last 20 years or so with the explosion of activities available for youth, including other 4-H programs,” said Gina Wills, Union County 4-H youth agent. “We have a lot of former 4-H members returning with their children now. Horse and livestock projects always have been popular family activities.”

February 24, 2011 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- The third annual Union County Home and Garden Show will be held at the Union County fairgrounds on March 25 and March 26.

The event will run Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No registration is required, and most events are free to the public. The show had 1,200 participants last year—up from 500 in 2009—and organizers expect an even bigger crowd this year.