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February 13, 2018 - Filed Under: Agricultural Economics
By Mr. Robert Nathan Gregory
MSU Extension Service

STONEVILLE, Miss. -- Row-crop producers have two opportunities to develop risk management skills to use on their farms.

Small red berries and green leaves line a distylium branch.
February 12, 2018 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens
By Dr. Gary R. Bachman
MSU Extension Service

Distylium Vintage Jade is an exciting new plant that brings pizazz to the traditional role of foundation planting.

A teenage girl looks on as a doctor explains a chart in his hands.
February 9, 2018 - Filed Under: Rural Health
By Ms. Linda M. Breazeale
MSU Extension Service

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi's critical need for medical professionals is the reason for a special summer program hosted at Mississippi State University.

Several ripe persimmons hang from tree branches surrounded by green leaves.
February 9, 2018 - Filed Under: Plants and Wildlife, Trees, White-Tailed Deer
By Mr. Bill Hamrick
MSU Extension Service

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Deer season is over, and prescribed fire, timber management, planting food plots and other habitat improvements come later in the year, but one activity that's perfect for February and early March is planting trees.

A young man kneels next to his goat at the Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions.
February 9, 2018 - Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock
By Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith
MSU Extension Service

Tyler Branch has been showing goats since he was 8 years old, and all his years of hard work really paid off this week.

February 8, 2018 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden
By Ms. Bonnie A. Coblentz
MSU Extension Service

BILOXI, Miss. -- Southern Gardening media products of the Mississippi State University Extension Service once again brought home top honors in competition.

Upright stems of a low-lying chartreuse plant sprout from a landscape bed.
February 5, 2018 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden
By Dr. Gary R. Bachman
MSU Extension Service

As we're working our way through this year's Mississippi Medallion Winners, I now want to look at Sedum rupestre, which is commonly called lemon sedum. The sedums are also called stonecrop, because they are native to the mountainous regions of central and western Europe.

February 5, 2018 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Crops, Commercial Horticulture, Tomato Pepper and Eggplant
By Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith
MSU Extension Service

Greenhouse tomato growers and other interested individuals are invited to attend the 28th annual Mississippi Greenhouse Tomato Short Course March 6-7.

February 5, 2018 - Filed Under: Nutrition, SNAP-Ed
By Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith
MSU Extension Service

The Mississippi State University Extension Service recently launched a social marketing campaign, HappyHealthy, to help Mississippians improve their health while maintaining their traditions surrounding food.

February 5, 2018 - Filed Under: Agriculture
By Mr. Robert Nathan Gregory
MSU Extension Service

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A renowned professor of African history will kick off a new Mississippi State Trial Garden storytelling series this month.
Mohammed Bashir Salau will present “The Story of African Crops in American Gardens” at the Bost Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26.

February 2, 2018 - Filed Under: Community, Technology
By Mr. Robert Nathan Gregory
MSU Extension Service

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A Mississippi State University Extension Service instructor has earned an Impact Collaborative Facilitator certificate from the eXtension Foundation.

February 2, 2018 - Filed Under: Agriculture
By Ms. Bonnie A. Coblentz
MSU Extension Service

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The 2018 annual agricultural producer advisory meetings kick off in February as Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel report on current projects and listen to producer needs.

A partially filled pond with minimal plant life visible around the banks.
February 2, 2018 - Filed Under: Environment, Fisheries
By Dr. Wes Neal
MSU Extension Service

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Terms like climate change or global warming may elicit different responses depending on your political viewpoints, but one thing is certain: Our weather is changing.

Four people pose for a photo with the award presented to the Mississippi State University Extension Service for its support of the Wildflower Trails of Mississippi Project.
February 2, 2018 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Forages, Grasses, Management - Forages, Natural Resources, Environment
By Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith
MSU Extension Service

RAYMOND, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service recently received a national award from Keep America Beautiful for its role in the Wildflower Trails of Mississippi Project.

A arrangement of pink, orange and yellow zinnias sit on a stool against a black background.
February 1, 2018 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens
By Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith
MSU Extension Service

Individuals interested in floral design can attend a live demonstration to learn about new arrangement techniques using Mississippi products March 8.
Jim DelPrince, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will show attendees how to use materials from their landscapes to create arrangements in Mississippi-made pottery.

January 29, 2018 - Filed Under: Local Flavor, City and County Government
By Ms. Bonnie A. Coblentz
MSU Extension Service

COLUMBUS, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service is offering a financial workshop to entrepreneurs and community leaders working with food or food-related initiatives.

White flower pots containing green lemongrass are lined up on the ground.
January 29, 2018 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens
By Dr. Gary R. Bachman
MSU Extension Service

Last week, I focused on the 2018 Mississippi Medallion Winner fancy leaf kale. This week, let’s look at a second 2018 winner: lemongrass.

Two sturdy wire gates are raised in the large round corral trap. An automatic feeder on a tall tripod is inside the pen.
January 26, 2018 - Filed Under: Nuisance Wildlife and Damage Management
By Mr. Bill Hamrick
MSU Extension Service

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Late winter is the peak time for trapping wild hogs, and the door or gate is a vitally important component in the construction of any enclosure.

fresh flowers for floral design use
January 26, 2018 - Filed Under: Community, Economic Development
By Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith
MSU Extension Service

VERONA, Miss. -- Professional florists and others interested in the business can learn how to design and market fresh flowers for weddings and other events during an upcoming three-day workshop in Verona.

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
By Ms. Linda M. Breazeale
MSU Extension Service

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.

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