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Region Instructor County Email Phone
Northeast District Anna Austin Montgomery County anna.austin@msstate.edu 662-283-4133
Northeast District Darrell Banks Choctaw County darrell.l.banks@msstate.edu 662-285-6337
Northeast District Fran Brock Oktibbeha County fran.brock@msstate.edu  662-323-5916
Northeast District B J McClenton Clay County b.mcclenton@msstate.edu 662-494-5371
Northeast District Randall Nevins Monroe County rand.nevins@msstate.edu 662-369-4951
Northeast District Reid Nevins Lowndes County ran18@msstate.edu 662-328-2111
Northeast District Lemon Phelps Marshall County lemon.phelps@msstate.edu 662-252-3541
Northeast District Tracy Robertson Carroll County t.robertson@msstate.edu 662-237-6926
Northwest District Lionell Hinds Washington County lionell.hinds@msstate.edu 662-334-2670
Northwest District Katrina Owens Yazoo County Katrina.owens@msstate.edu 662-746-2453
Southeast District Christy King Clarke County k.king@msstate.edu 601-776-3951
Southwest District Rilondricks Beeman Jefferson County r.beeman@msstate.edu 601-786-3131
Southwest District Lionel Brown, Jr. Wilkinson County lionel.brown@msstate.edu 601-888-3211
Southwest District Jason Hurdle Scott County Jason.hurdle@msstate.edu 601-469-4241
State Level Brad Staton MSU-ES bvs27@msstate.edu 662-325-3350
State Coordinator Larry Alexander MSU-ES larry.alexander@msstate.edu 662-325-3350
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Use off-road vehicles on designated trails, such as this one at the Jimmy Bryan 4-H Youth Complex in West Point, Mississippi, to reduce negative impacts on the environment. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Leslie Burger)
Filed Under: ATV Safety, Wildlife September 9, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Speeding along a wooded trail on a bright, chilly morning can bring a lot of enjoyment and excitement. And it sure is a lot easier getting to that back-country deer blind or dove field if you can load up all the gear and head off on wheels.

But the off-road vehicle you may be riding -- whether a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle, side-by-side utility vehicle or dirt bike -- has some downsides. While undeniably fun and useful in transportation, an off-road vehicle can also be an environmental hazard and personal nuisance when used incorrectly.  

Attending safety courses about all-terrain vehicles can provide drivers with experience in handling all types of situations. (File photo/MSU Ag Communications)
Filed Under: 4-H Safety Programs, Farm Safety, Family, ATV Safety May 29, 2015

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Riding all-terrain vehicles is a fun adventure until tragedy strikes, but simple practices can keep riders safe.

Jesse Wilson, a high school senior from Lowndes County, has firsthand experience with an ATV disaster. Wilson was driving up a steep ditch when his ATV fell back on top of him because of excess weight on the back of the vehicle. He was not wearing any safety gear at the time. Wilson broke his shoulder because of this accident, and had to have surgery.

Filed Under: 4-H, Youth Projects, Farm Safety, 4-H Safety Programs, ATV Safety May 14, 2015

WEST POINT, Miss. -- Young Mississippians eager to complete the safety course required for operating all-terrain vehicles on public lands can sign up for free classes offered during ATV Safety Week, June 6-14.

Parker Simpson of Choctaw County, left, talks with all-terrain vehicle safety instructor Brad Staton about the proper gear to wear while riding an ATV, including a helmet, eye protection and gloves. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Keri Collins Lewis)
Filed Under: Youth Projects, 4-H Safety Programs, ATV Safety June 12, 2014

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service is taking steps to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities involving all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs.

Larry Alexander, 4-H youth development specialist with the MSU Extension Service, said national ATV Safety Week, June 8-15, is the perfect opportunity to highlight the importance of properly using these powerful vehicles.

Five members of Mississippi State University's 4-H program staff raise their right hands to signal Clay County youth agent Fran Brock, who serves as the starter. From left are Betty Rawlings, Mary Riley, Landon Summers, Morris Houston and Harvey Gordon, who were test subjects for Brock's certification as a national ATV safety instructor. (Photo by Patti Drapala)
Filed Under: 4-H, Family, 4-H Safety Programs, ATV Safety September 3, 2009

By Patti Drapala
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi State University’s 4-H program staff want to reduce the number of accidents and deaths occurring from the misuse of all-terrain vehicles by training 4-H agents as certified ATV safety and education instructors.

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