Posts Tagged ‘Cindy Hyde-Smith’

From Piggly Wiggly to agriculture commissioner

by Martin Willoughby Published: May 20,2012

Tags: agriculture, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Lester Spell, Martin Willoughby

Cindy Hyde-Smith made history as the first woman in the United States to be elected as Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. She succeeded longtime Commissioner, Dr. Lester Spell, Jr., who did not seek re-election for a fifth term in office. Her election followed a 12-year career as a Mississippi State Senator for District 39 where […] [...]

Despite challenges, Mississippi coliseum and fairgrounds find niche

JACKSON — It’s the place where many baby boomers attended their first concert as teenagers or young adults. Not much has changed over the 48-year history of the state-owned Mississippi Coliseum at the fairgrounds. Today, people are still attending events at the aging coliseum, but the venue no longer is a stop on most major […] [...]

Candidates for Ag Post Debate

by Stephen McDill Published: September 13,2011

Tags: Cindy Hyde-Smith, Joel Gill, Mississippi Department of Agriculture

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Joel Gill give their civil but candid pitches for the post of Mississippi agriculture commissioner. [...]

Candidates for ag commissioner take their cases to the people

by Wally Northway Published: August 14,2011

Tags: Cindy Hyde-Smith, Joe Gill, Mississippi agriculture commissioner

The winner of the race between the two candidates vying to be the next Mississippi agriculture commissioner Mississippi agriculture commissioner is sure to draw attention. If Democrat Joel Gill wins, he will return his party to the office it held until current Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell, who is not seeking re-election and had switched […] [...]

The ag gender gap

by Wally Northway Published: March 27,2011

Tags: Cindy Hyde-Smith, Dannie Reed, Joan Thompson, Lindsey Ellzey, Maifan Silitonga, Max Phillips

Women find myriad of opportunities in agriculture industry Certainty is hard to come by. The only thing certain in Lindsey Ellzey’s life is uncertainty. A farmer in Jones County, Ellzey feels there ought to be more awareness of and support for women in agriculture in Mississippi, and she is one of many females in agriculture-related […] [...]

Pearl Welcomes ScottsMiracle-Gro

by Stephen McDill Published: February 28,2011

Tags: Brad Rogers, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Dean Kirby, Highway 80, Pearl, Scotts Company LLC

PEARL- Local and state officials joined new employees for a ribbon cutting at the recently opened ScottsMiracle-Gro facility off Highway 80 in Pearl. [...]

In high corn

Monsanto Company has an expressed goal of doubling agriculture yields over the next 20 years, and officials say the company’s new corn-breeding facility in Central Mississippi will play an important role in meeting that objective. More than 100 people gathered at the new Monsanto facility in the Flora Industrial Park last week for the official […] [...]

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