The National Association of County Agricultural Agents recently recognized Mississippi State University Extension Service experts for their skill in connecting with clients. Gary Bachman, along with videographers Tim Allison and Brian Utley, are the national winners in the video presentation category. Bachman also won first place in the feature story category. Bachman is an associate Extension and research professor of ornamental horticulture. He hosts the Southern Gardening TV and radio shows and writes a weekly column, also titled Southern Gardening.
Jane Parish is the national winner in the learning module category for the Mississippi Master Cattle Producer program, a 24-content-hour, comprehensive training in major beef cattle production topic areas. Parish is an Extension and research professor specializing in beef cattle.
Wayne Porter’s quarterly newsletter, Green Flash, garnered first place in the individual newsletter category. Porter was also named a national finalist in the published photo and caption category. He is a regional horticulture Extension specialist.