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Reichert to lead council

Nancy Reichert, a faculty member of Mississippi State’s biological sciences department, is the 2016-2017 president-elect for the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. Reichert will serve as the 45th president of the national organization. CAST, which was established in 1972, consists of scientists whose goal is to “bring science-based information to policymaking and the public.” Reichert received her Bachelor of ...

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MSU’s Kirkland honored

Brenda Kirkland, a Mississippi State University associate professor of geosciences, is the first woman to receive an international award given by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Kirkland has been honored with the Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award. The award, bestowed on a professional who has significantly contributed to geological education, emphasizes the recipient’s success in teaching, guiding ...

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Laird promoted at MSU

Jim Laird, a Starkville native and longtime writer and editor, has been promoted to research and executive support editor for Mississippi State University. He is assuming the duties of Joe Farris, who is retiring. Laird will provide key research and writing executive support for the Office of the President and serve as the liaison to the Board of Trustees of ...

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Weiskopf takes MSU post

Lee Weiskopf, a Columbia native and Mississippi State graduate with extensive experience in state government policy development, has been chosen to direct Mississippi State University’s state government affairs efforts. Weiskopf succeeds John Tomlinson who is retiring after a 29-year career representing MSU. Weiskopf will work with top MSU administrators and state legislators to determine how taxpayer monies are allocated to ...

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International trade program connects Extension to China

Mississippi State University plant and soil sciences associate professor Guihong Bi, right, shows tomatoes being grown at a Shandong Shouguang Vegetable Industry Group greenhouse to MSU Extension agents, from left, Emily Carter, Lanette Crocker and Lisa Stewart on June 20, 2016. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Nathan Gregory)

BEIJING, China — Expanding Mississippi agriculture requires getting to know potential markets, and a group of Mississippi State University Extension agents is seeing one of the largest in the world firsthand. A tour of Shanghai, Beijing and the Shandong Province is the last in a three-step international trade training program. In November, agents learned the basic principles of international trade. ...

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State’s produce offers new value to gleaners

Gleaners harvest leftover crops and distribute them to the hungry. Volunteers are needed at all steps of the process, from harvesting to distribution. These sweet potatoes were bagged for delivery at Mississippi State University. (File Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kevin Hudson)

An organization ready to harvest and distribute quality food to the hungry always looks for new farms to glean and more hands to help with the work. The Mississippi Gleaning Network exists to link agricultural endeavors with organizations that distribute food to the needy. It is operated under the Society of St. Andrew, a Christian nonprofit, nationwide organization that supplies ...

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Keenum new SEC president

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Southeastern Conference by his fellow presidents/chancellors. Keenum succeeds Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. As SEC president, Keenum will head the seven-member executive committee. The panel is empowered under conference by-laws to hear and decide appeals of disciplinary/enforcement matters, fill conference vacancies, and ...

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Fate of imported catfish inspections rests in the House


By JACK WEATHERLY  In the past decade, the U.S. catfish industry has been stood on its head. In 2006, domestic producers had two-thirds of the market. Imports were the other third. Now it’s the reverse, as importers account for more than 70 percent of the market. Hopes were raised when the U.S. industry succeeded in getting the 2008 and 2014 ...

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MSU engineering students earn national awards in EcoCAR competitions


By BECKY GILLETTE Students from Mississippi State University (MSU) are working on some of the most important automotive engineering problems of today by participating in the national EcoCAR3 competition that challenges teams from 16 universities in North America to be the most efficient and innovative in improving hybrid vehicle energy efficiency while reducing emissions and maintaining performance. The competition in ...

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HB 1523 could keep MSU, Ole Miss and USM from hosting baseball regionals


Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport’s governing body’s demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won’t take effect until the fall. Though there are many potential unknowns before the measure takes effect, 27 NCAA championships are scheduled this spring ...

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