State Specialists at Mississippi State University:
Dean Jousan, PhD
Extension 4-H Livestock Specialist
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Area Extension Livestock Agents:
Carroll County Extension Service
P.O. Box 59
Carrollton, MS 38917
Claiborne County Extension Service
P.O. Box 529
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Clarke County Extension Service
P.O. Box 109
Quitman, MS 39355
Northeast District Extension Office
P.O. Box 1690
Verona, MS 38879
Forrest County Extension Service
952 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Franklin County Extension Service
P.O. Box 368
Meadville, MS 39653
Northwest District Extension Office
101 Veterans Dr.
Oxford, MS 38655
Rankin County Extension Service
601 Marquette Road
Brandon, MS 39042
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A long-time volunteer with the Mississippi 4-H program is the American Youth Horse Council Adult Leader of the Year.
Tom McBeath of Union, Mississippi, received the honor at the recent American Youth Horse Council symposium in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He has spent nearly four decades working with youth to establish strong foundations for successful experiences with horses.
HOUSTON, Miss. -- Chickasaw County residents are feeling the ripple effect of renovating a dilapidated agri-center three years ago.
"Horse events can have a tremendous economic impact on a community," said Angie Abrams, Chickasaw County 4-H agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. "The agri-center renovation didn't just benefit a handful of people with horses. It has helped local businesses, youth development and other groups needing a large covered space for specific activities."
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Horse owners with a "need for speed" can work on the fundamentals of barrel racing at an upcoming clinic at Mississippi State University.
The MSU Extension Service is hosting the clinic from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. May 27 at the MSU Horse Unit on the Henry H. Leveck Research Farm, often referred to as South Farm.
VERONA, Miss. -- Horse owners and riding enthusiasts can learn the basics of riding and equine care at evening classes each Tuesday from April 11 to May 16.
Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting the six-week course at the Lee County Agri-Center, located at 5395 Highway 145 in Verona. Nutrena is cosponsoring Horse Management 101: Ranch Horse Series.
Extension equine specialist Clay Cavinder said the lessons will be suitable for all ages.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Agricultural producers and industry professionals in central Mississippi met with agents and research scientists of the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Feb. 22 to share input and give feedback.
The Central Mississippi Producer Advisory Council meeting was held in conjunction with Hinds Community College and the Alcorn State University Extension.