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Silitonga appointed to chair

Dr. Maifan Silitonga, director of Alcorn State University’s Mississippi River Research Center-Center for Ecology and Natural Resources (MRRC-CENR), was recently appointed chair of the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-Southern Regional Water Program. The program represents, serves and facilitates 20 land-grant institutions in the region. Recently, Silitonga, Dr. Cedric Sims, agronomy specialist in the Alcorn State University Extension ...

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The ag gender gap

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 endeavors welcoming the upcoming Mississippi ...

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