Posts Tagged ‘youth’

KEEPING OUR EYE ON … Tedrick Ratcliff

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, leaders, Mississippi, youth

Growing up on a tree farm in rural Lincoln County, Brookhaven native Tedrick Ratcliff learned at a young age how to appreciate and cultivate some of the state’s finest timber resources. “I have always wanted to be a forester. Jokingly, I point back to pictures I created in kindergarten that had trees in them,” Ratcliff […] [...]

Survey ranks state 49th in U.S. for well-being of children

by Published: June 25,2013

Tags: child, children, quality of life, report, study, well-being, youth

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A new national survey ranks Mississippi 49th overall for the well-being of children. The Anne E. Casey Foundation has done its Kids Count survey 24 years, and this is the first time Mississippi has not ranked 50th. New Mexico is in that spot now. The survey says Mississippi ranks 48th in education […] [...]

Livestock auction sets new records, passes $5M milestone

by Published: February 13,2013

Tags: agriculture, animal, auction, bid, cow, farm, farmer, farming, goat, hog, lamb, livestock, pig, sheep, steer, youth

JACKSON — After a week of intense competition, 42 animals and their exhibitors qualified for the 44th annual Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions, Mississippi’s premier youth livestock auction. Thirteen hogs, 12 lambs, nine goats and eight steers were auctioned off at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds’ Trade Mart. For the first time, the animals were […] [...]

Senators opposed to rule changes regulating youth employment in agriculture

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are supporting legislation to stop a proposed new federal rule restricting youth employment on farms and ranches. The senators are original cosponsors on the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act (S.2221), which was introduced last week by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and […] [...]

Summer youth employment hits historic low

by Published: August 31,2010

Tags: employment, jobs, unemployment, youth

WASHINGTON — From April to July 2010, the number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old rose by 1.8 million to 18.6 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. This year, the share of young people who were employed in July was 48.9 percent, the lowest July rate on record for the series, […] [...]

City youth participating in program

by Published: July 13,2009

Tags: government, transportation, youth

PASCAGOULA — The City of Pascagoula is once again participating in the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Urban Youth Corp Program. The Urban Youth Corps Program is a youth employment and training service program, established to: offer meaningful full-time or productive summer work for individuals between the ages of 16 and 25, inclusive, in transportation-related settings; […] [...]

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