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Falconer earns award

Dr. Lawrence Falconer has been presented the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the association’s highest award for significant and enduring contributions to the Agricultural Economics Profession. Falconer is an Extension Professor for the Mississippi State University Extension Service and a member of the Mississippi State University Department of Agricultural Economics. Falconer has been at the Delta Research and ...

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Julie White in ag leadership class

Julie White of Starkville, an Extension Agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, has been selected to participate in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Partners in Agricultural Leadership class.  This two-year program is designed to enhance leadership skills and agricultural advocacy roles. White qualified to apply by being a National Top 10 Finalist in the AFBF Young Farmers and ...

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State’s ‘Big 4’ row crops post record yields in 2014

By LINDA BREAZEALE   STARKVILLE -— Mother Nature may deserve most of the credit, but management decisions by some “boots on the ground” also contributed to Mississippi’s record yields in cotton, soybeans, corn and rice in 2014. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released the official cotton yield averages, placing Mississippi fields at an all-time high of 1,232 pounds per acre. ...

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Managing wild hog nusiance is workshop topic

GRENADA — The Grenada County Extension Office will hold a wild-hog management workshop on Feb. 9 for landowners, hunters and timber professionals across the state. The “Wild Hog Damage Management Workshop” is from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grenada County Extension Office. Topics include basic wildlife damage management; wild hog history, biology and ecology; feral swine diseases, parasites ...

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Stricklin: Deer parasites don't affect quality of venison

STARKVILLE — Hunters who shoot a deer and discover that the animal is a host to parasites should still get the fire ready for cooking, according to Bronson Stricklin, a wildlife biologist and wildlife management specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Stricklin wrote: While dressing a deer this fall, there are some common parasites you may encounter. None ...

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Hunting deer? There's an app for that

STARKVILLE — Deer hunters can take wildlife biologists’ expertise with them to the woods this season by downloading free apps from Mississippi State University. Three smartphone apps were developed by experts with the MSU Deer Lab, a collaborative effort of the MSU Extension Service and MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center. “We tried to address a variety of deer-related issues ...

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Strickland: Hunters shouldn't fear common deer diseases

STARKVILLE — Hunters who discover sick deer should not be overly concerned, according to a Mississippi State University researcher. Bronson Strickland, wildlife biologist and wildlife management specialist with the MSU Extension Service, writes: “As a wildlife specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, I get many phone calls and emails from hunters during the hunting season asking, “What’s wrong ...

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Jenna Schilling, Natasha Haynes recognized

Two Mississippi State University Extension Service professionals were recently honored by the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences for their work in the early childhood field. Jenna Schilling, Extension associate, and Natasha Haynes, Extension agent in family and consumer sciences, won the national Early Childhood Child Care Training Award for the TummySafe program, a food certification course for ...

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Bulls added to horse auction due to artificial insemination demand

PRAIRIE — Buyers shopping the Mississippi State University horse auction may be surprised to see bulls in the online photo lineup this fall. This is the second year for horses in the annual Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s production sale to be auctioned online with eBay-style bidding. All the animals are available for viewing at www.auction.msucares.com. The bulls pictured ...

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Researcher: Wild hogs not a mere nuisance

By: Marina Denny, Ed.D. Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Wild hogs are a nuisance and potential danger to farmers and landowners throughout the United States. Brought to the Americas by early Spanish explorers as a livestock animal and later transported by hunting enthusiasts, wild hogs have spread rapidly throughout the Southeast. One reason wild hogs are ...

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