The Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions began in 1969 as a conversation between two Mississippi State University livestock specialists dedicated to building better youth through livestock programs.
Almost 10 percent of Mississippi’s $11 billion in annual exports are agricultural products, and Mississippi State University Extension Service experts are working to see that amount increase.
We survived the latest polar vortex, and I join other Mississippi gardeners in being thankful that we didn’t get the really extreme cold our friends up North experienced. But still, it was cold enough for me and my garden.
Weather in late-winter Mississippi is always a rollercoaster, with cold snaps followed by spring-like reprieves followed by more cold snaps.
Occasionally, the temperature dips low enough to freeze pond surfaces, but a week later, the bass are shallow and biting. Every few years, we get a deep freeze in the single digits for several days, and most tranquil water bodies freeze over. The ice can be an inch deep or thicker and persist for several weeks. Many of us ill-prepared Southerners worry about the impact on our fish
A summer program application process is underway for high school juniors looking for a jump-start on college and exposure to careers in medicine and science.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites private landowners to a workshop to learn about the benefits prescribed burns provide for wildlife habitat.
The prescribed burning workshop will be held at the Black Prairie Wildlife Management Area in Crawford, Mississippi, on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Human health in the home is the focus of a new partnership between the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi University for Women College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
One of the signs that spring will be sprung in the near future is when the daffodils start awakening and poking up in the landscape beds.
Growing food on Earth is challenging enough, but two Armstrong Middle School robotics teams are exploring the cultivation of leafy greens in space.
Many landowners want to make changes in Conservation Reserve Program hardwood plantations because of declining populations of game animals, especially deer.
Farms profit margins vary as input costs rise and market prices fluctuate, making every expense significant.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The first in a series of webinars designed to prevent opioid misuse in the agricultural community and improve treatment for pain is scheduled for Jan. 29.
Talking to Farmers About Their Pain, a one-hour program delivered via the web, addresses the occupational sources of chronic pain that producers deal with as a result of farming-related accidents, surgeries or strain from repetitive movements. Designed for health care professionals, the module focuses on how to improve communication between medical care providers and patients about occupational pain.
Visitors to the annual Forge Day event Jan. 26 at the Mississippi State University Crosby Arboretum can see a reality television competitor demonstrate his skills.
If there’s one vegetable that could be considered the ultimate home-grown vegetable in Mississippi, it has to be collards.
Collards were chosen as a 2019 Mississippi Medallion winner because they are considered absolutely necessary for true Southern cuisine. As a bonus, they’re really easy for home gardeners to grow.
BILOXI, Miss.-- The Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery is economically and culturally important, but it is also very controversial. Fishing pressure during the past century led to the decline of Gulf red snapper.
Today, anglers see more red snapper than in previous years, so they believe the population is healthy again. However, managers with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries claim that the population is not yet healthy because it does not contain enough reproductively active females.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The time of year has come for producers in Mississippi to provide input on agricultural programming and research at Mississippi State University.
The MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will host three Producer Advisory Council meetings in February. The meetings give producers across the state an opportunity to communicate their needs to Extension and Experiment Station personnel.
Organic produce sales in the U.S. reached $16 billion last year, and demand is projected to continue.
Many home gardeners look forward to this time of year to browse catalogs in search of great new plants to enjoy in their 2019 landscapes.
Words like sustainability can become buzzwords and are often misunderstood or misused, but despite its widespread use, this term isn’t going anywhere.
An additional certification requirement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now in place for individuals who plan to apply dicamba in Xtend cropping systems.