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Joe Street retiring after 35 years in MSU Extension Service leadership roles

STARKVILLE, Miss. — After decades of service to Mississippi State University, a long-time scientist and administrator is retiring. Joe Street, associate director for agriculture and natural resources with the MSU Extension Service, will retire April 30. Street began his career at MSU in 1980 as a plant physiologist for the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Stoneville and spent ...

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Farmers ask questions, get answers in wake of tornadoes

LOUISVILLE — More than 70 individuals who suffered losses from the April 28 tornadoes visited the state’s first Agriculture Disaster Center May 15 at the Mississippi State University Extension Service office in Louisville. Representatives from the Mississippi Board of Animal Health, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Administration and the Federal Emergency Management ...

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Cashing in on drought

The rains of early June and in the days that followed the Fourth of July appear to have ensured a highly prosperous year for Mississippi’s corn and soybean growers. August rains have helped, as well, said John Michael Riley, an agriculture economist with Mississippi State University. That the rains came as drought stunted or killed crops in parts of neighboring ...

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Davis named leader

Sumner Davis has been named department head of the Mississippi State University Extension Service center that supports local governments. Davis has served the center as interim department head since July 2010. An Alabama native, Davis holds degrees from Mississippi State University in history and public policy. He is married to the former Jennifer Landrum, and they have two children, Griffin, ...

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