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MSU agriculture faculty chosen for LEAD21

Representatives of Mississippi State University’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine will participate in a national program targeting future agricultural leaders. They are: Chris Boyd, associate Extension professor of environmental ecology, based at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi; Rita Green, family resource management agent with the MSU Extension Service, based in Grenada; Wes Schilling, associate professor of meat science, sensory science and food chemistry in MSU’s Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion; and Sherry Surrette, head of the MSU Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond. The program, known as LEAD21, is intended to meet the future needs for leadership development of land-grant faculty, specialists, directors, department leaders and others as well as individuals in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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