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A man stands behind a table while demonstrating equine dental equipment on two horse skulls.
February 11, 2020 - Filed Under: Youth Horse, Equine

The romantic idea of owning and riding horses often does not match the costly and time-consuming reality of maintaining them, a discrepancy being addressed in workshops aimed at making horse ownership more rewarding.

Clay Cavinder, horse specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, offers a one-day workshop and a six-week program to address the tremendous amount of information that a horse owner must absorb.

A close up picture of a person's foot stepping on a scale.
February 10, 2020 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Food and Health, Health

Did you know February is Heart Health Month? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that around 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year. That’s one in every four deaths! 

Young girl stands and holds up the head of a white goat with a brown head while two young girls stand in the background.
February 7, 2020 - Filed Under: 4-H

JACKSON, Miss. -- Melissa Tolar was hopeful that her daughter, Emmy, would be featured in this year’s Dixie National Sale of Champions, but she admitted to some uncertainty about her chances at first.

Emmy, a 12-year-old 4-H’er from Marion County with autism, had difficulties with communication and presenting her animals dating back to when she began showing livestock four years ago. To advance to this year’s sale, one of the goats she showed had to place first in the Dixie National Junior Round-Up.

Rows of spices in clear jars with silver tops.
January 29, 2020 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Food and Health

Has anyone heard about the ‘freshman fifteen’? During my first semester of college, I gained more than fifteen pounds. The main culprit was added sugar in soda drinks and desserts

A man wearing hunting gear displays a deer he harvested with a bow and arrow.
October 18, 2019 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Wildlife, Chronic Wasting Disease

For many of you, chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is old hat and you’re tired of hearing about it. I understand.

Success Stories

4-H logo and AT&T Mississippi president.
4-H, Leadership and Citizenship
Volume 5 Number 3

AT&T Mississippi sponsors the AT&T Banner Club Awards, Mississippi 4-H’s annual awards ceremony to celebrate the state’s most impactful 4-H clubs, at the Legislative Appreciation Luncheon, which is part of 4-H Legislative Day in February.

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.

Zion Johnson.
4-H, Leadership and Citizenship
Volume 5 Number 3

He may be only 15 years old, but one Columbus High School sophomore is developing financial skills for his entrepreneurial future, thanks to his experiences at the 2019 Mississippi 4-H Cooperative and Leadership Conference.

Drew Hearn.
4-H, Join 4-H, Leadership and Citizenship
Volume 5 Number 3

Originally from Greenwood, Drew Hearn has been a state trooper with the Mississippi Highway Patrol for 5 years. In 2019, he received the “Buckle for Life” award in recognition of his advocacy for wearing seat belts and having children in proper safety equipment, including car seats and boosters. He shares how his time in the Leflore County 4-H program shaped his leadership skills and taught him responsibility.

Shandrea Jenkins sitting on a brick planter.
4-H, Join 4-H, Leadership and Citizenship
Volume 5 Number 3

What makes Shandrea Jenkins unique is her giving spirit. The Port Gibson High School junior is an active member of 4-H in Claiborne County, and she appreciates the opportunities 4-H is giving her. She’s getting to serve others, travel around the state, and connect with other focused, ambitious 4-H’ers who want to make Mississippi even better.

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Your Extension Experts

Portrait of Dr. Ryan Akers
Associate Extension Professor
Community Preparedness and Disaster Management
Portrait of Dr. Leslie M. Burger
Assistant Extension Professor
conservation education
Portrait of Dr. Dean Jousan
Associate Extension Professor
Extension 4-H Livestock Specialist
Portrait of Ms. Debra Patton Lloyd
Extension Instructor
Email: debral@ext.msstate.edu
Portrait of Dr. Mariah Smith Morgan
Assistant Extension Professor
Portrait of Mr. Lance Newman
Extension Agent IV*
Extension Agent
Portrait of Mr. Cobie Rutherford, Jr.
Extension Instructor
4-H Youth Development
Portrait of Mr. Bradley Vann Staton
Extension Associate I
Portrait of Dr. Amanda Elizabeth Stone
Assistant Professor
Portrait of Dr. Paula Threadgill
Assc Dir, FCS & 4H & Ext Prof
Associate Director FCS/4H
Portrait of Dr. Jessica Benoit Wells
Asst Clinical/Ext Professor