Monthly Archives: April 2013

Homemade plant tags give gardens personality

By Gary R. Bachman MSU Horticulturist Coastal Research & Extension Center Like many home gardeners, I used to put plants in my landscape without worrying about labels because I was sure I¹d remember what was planted where. And like most…

Conservation workshop for teachers scheduled

PURVIS — Teachers interested in learning more about conservation education can register for the 50th annual Teachers Conservation Workshop, to be held twice this summer. Instructors at the six-day event include foresters from the Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi…

Irregularities in Municipal Absentee Balloting

Secretary of State to look for irregularities in absentee balloting Jackson, MS‹The Secretary of State¹s Office will conduct a thorough review of absentee ballots cast in some cities in the upcoming Municipal Primary Election. This review comes on the heels…

Rains keeping tractors still and planting late

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE ­ Farmers should be nearly finished planting corn and going strong with soybeans, rice and cotton, but instead Mississippi fields are quiet as rain keeps tractors in the barn. As of late…

Graduations include leading architects, former gov

STARKVILLE, Miss.–Janet Marie Smith, a Mississippi State alumna and architect internationally recognized for her innovative baseball stadium designs, will be commencement speaker next month for both of the university’s spring graduations. Also during the May 10 and 11 public programs…

AG teams with FB in online safety campaign

Jackson, MS ­ Protecting teens¹ online privacy is the goal of a new public education campaign launched today by Attorney General Jim Hood in cooperation with Facebook. ³As parents, we address issues of trust, accountability and respect with our children…

Robotics build bridge to tech topics in 4-H

By Keri Collins Lewis MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE ­ A Pearl River County family learned that 4-H robotics¹ ³no experience required² policy opened doors to new skills they never expected. Jill Bordelon¹s three children, Emily, Eric and Alex, became…

Taylor now leading MSU distance education center

Steve Taylor is the new executive director of Mississippi State’s Center for Distance Education. For more than 25 years, Taylor has been a part of the faculty and administration at the university, a place he planned to work for just…