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Vilsack praises MSU's agricultural research contributions

Mississippi State University officials toured U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack around campus Wednesday in a rare opportunity to brief a sitting Cabinet member on significant federally funded research projects.

Vilsack spent a whirlwind afternoon with MSU researchers and students, learning about ongoing research and answering q...

9/25/2013

MSU ranks in the top 10 for ag sciences research

Mississippi State University's commitment to its land-grant mission and to the state's $7.5 billion agriculture and forestry industry resulted in a top spot in a recently released National Science Foundation report.

The National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2011 ranked MSU ninth ...

8/30/2013

MSU appoints new forest resources associate dean

A veteran Mississippi State University faculty member is the new associate dean in the College of Forest Resources.

Ian Munn, a forest resource economist and professor, will lead the university's natural resources program. MSU is the only university in the state that offers a bachelor's degree in forestry and a bachelor's degree and wi...

7/8/2013

Duck habitat research earns students awards

Three Mississippi State University graduate students earned recognition for presentations on bottomland hardwoods at a recent meeting in the Delta.

The Bulldogs competed at the 60th Annual Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group Meeting held Feb. 21 in Stoneville with students from several universities around the region, including the ...

3/11/2013

In memory of Bill Stuart

The College of Forest Resources is saddened by the passing of forestry professor Bill Stuart. Dr. Stuart passed Tuesday, March 5. Please keep Dr. Stuart's family in your thoughts and prayers. The obituary is below.

Dr. William Berton Stuart, 72, died at Northeast Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi in the early morning...

3/7/2013

Regions Bank announces support for MSU division faculty awards

Regions Bank announced Thursday [Feb. 7] a multi-year $50,000 contribution to support major faculty awards in Mississippi State's Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.

Over five years, Regions will provide $10,000 annually for The Regions Bank-DAFVM Superior Faculty Awards, a new program to recognize high-caliber f...

2/7/2013

In-woods equipment show set for Oct. 5-6

The Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show will showcase the newest technology and machinery being used to advance the South’s timber industry.

The event is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the John W. Starr Memorial Forest off of Highway 25 near Starkville. It is sponsored by Mississippi State University’s College o...

10/1/2012

In memory of Robert "Bob" Parker

The College of Forest Resources is saddened by the passing of retired forestry professor Robert Parker. Dr. Parker passed Monday, May 28. Please keep Dr. Parker's family in your thoughts and prayers. The obituary is below.

Mr. Robert Clark "Bob" Parker, 69, died Monday, May 28, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.

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5/31/2012

Mortensen Forest designated for MSU teaching and conservation

A 352-acre tract of Forrest County timberland is now part of Mississippi State’s Bulldog Forest program and the state’s only Army Compatible Use Buffer-designated property.

Known as the Davis and Ann Mortensen Forest, the area is located in proximity to Camp Shelby, and is a joint project between Mississippi State Universit...

5/29/2012

National leadership group selects two MSU scientists

Two Mississippi State University scientists have been selected for a national leadership training program.

MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center professors Robert Kroger and David Jones will be in the Leadership for the 21st Century, or Lead21, class of 2012-2013.

Lead21’s purpose is to develop leaders within land-gra...

5/17/2012

Registration open for outdoor summer camps

Youth interested in outdoor fun and hands-on learning experiences can register for two different summer camps focused on natural resources.

High school students curious about careers in natural resources are invited to attend Mississippi State University’s Natural Resources Summer Camp June 10 to 14. Any high school student enter...

4/26/2012

Former USDA Undersecretary to leads Carlton Owen lecture

A former senior administrator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is this year’s guest for Mississippi State’s 2012 Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.

Mark E. Rey, undersecretary for natural resources and environment from 2001-09, will lead the March 28 public program. His presentation begins at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of ...

3/20/2012

MSU names Burger as new associate director

Loren "Wes" Burger Jr. has been named associate director of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University effective Dec. 16.

As associate director, Burger will manage all sponsored programs in MAFES and FWRC and work on other related pr...

12/8/2011

Wildlife Society leader opens Carlton Owen lecture series

The president of The Wildlife Society will be the featured speaker Thursday [Sept. 22] at Mississippi State’s 2011 Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.

Tom Ryder is wildlife management coordinator for the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish. His public presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Tully Auditorium of Thompson Hall.

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9/20/2011

Hopper selected for expanded MSU ag and forestry leadership role

The dean of Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources and director of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center will take on an expanded leadership role.

Effective Aug. 19 and pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, George M. Hopper will also serve as the dean of t...

7/26/2011

Four summer camps provide learning, fun

Students interested in the diverse world of natural resources, science and conservation can take advantage of four camps offered this summer by Mississippi State University.

The Natural Resources Summer Camp will be held June 5-9 at MSU. The $190 fee covers lodging, meals and all activities. Campers will spend time on campus, at Dorman...

3/24/2011

MSU announces Discovery Day for girls

The College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University is holding the first-ever all-girls Discovery Day on campus to introduce female high school students to careers in wildlife and fisheries.

Discovery Day will take place on April 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free for 24 students in the ninth through 11th grades. Partic...

2/28/2011

Furniture summit to be held at MSU

A March 8-9 summit will provide those in the furniture manufacturing business with the tools needed to succeed.

Furniture and bedding sales rose nearly three percent from 2009 to 2010, and manufacturing has expanded for the past 18 consecutive months. It is becoming increasingly important for industry members to learn how to keep up wi...

2/24/2011

Major gift establishes wetland education theater at MSU

A major bequest from a West Point native and longtime conservationist will establish a demonstration wetland, outdoor classroom, and associated upland prairie in the heart of Mississippi State’s Starkville campus.

"The bequest from Carsie Clark Young Sr. provides resources for developing a site expected to become one of the ...

11/19/2010

Franklin Institute offers manufacturing workshop

A Nov. 16 workshop will teach manufacturers how to serve their customers better.

Mississippi State University’s Value Stream Mapping workshop is a one-day course that will teach manufacturers how to make their work flow more efficiently and eliminate unnecessary steps by mapping their work processes.

The 9 a.m. to 4 p.m...

11/4/2010

Nation’s oldest logging show set for Sept. 17-18

The Sept. 17-18 Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show will showcase the newest technology and machinery being used to advance the South’s timber industry.

The event will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days on the John W. Starr Memorial Forest off of Highway 25 near Starkville. It is sponsored by Mississippi State University’s...

9/2/2010

MSU's Franklin Furniture Institute helps local companies

Two Mississippi furniture manufacturers may have cheaper electrical bills with the help of Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute.

Debbie Miller, institute export coordinator and assistant, has worked with Tupelo’s Lane Furniture Company and Ecru’s American Furniture Company in obtaining grant fun...

8/23/2010

Several administrative changes announced at Mississippi State

Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum announced Friday [June 18] plans to combine administrative functions of two research units and the colleges of Forest Resources and Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Consolidation of administrative units for two colleges will provide significant savings for the university while maintaining the se...

6/18/2010

MSU organizes special May business strategy training in Tupelo

A Tupelo conference next month is designed to help manufacturers and other businesses better compete in a changing global business environment.

Taking place May 18 at the BancorpSouth Convention Center, the event is sponsored by Mississippi State’s Franklin Furniture Institute and College of Business’ Technology Resource In...

4/15/2010

Dick Molpus to lead Carlton Owen lecture next week at MSU

A Neshoba County native and former three-term Mississippi secretary of state will be featured Tuesday [April 20] at Mississippi State’s 2010 Carlton N. Owen Lecture Series.

Dick Molpus, president of the Molpus Woodlands Group, is the speaker at this year’s public event. To begin at 2 p.m. in the Tully Auditorium of Thompson...

4/14/2010

MSU student adviser Rachel Singleton to hold regional post

An award-winning Mississippi State staff member is a newly elected regional leader of a national academic advising organization.

Rachel L. Singleton of Starkville recently was selected by her peers as chair of the Southeast Region, National Academic Advising Association. She has served as academic coordinator for the university’s...

4/13/2010

Outdoor summer camps provide fun, learning

Those with a love for the outdoors can take advantage of four conservation camps this summer offered through Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources.

Three of the camps are inter-generational and geared for anyone interested in the outdoors. Designed for students 10 years or older, the camps are useful for thos...

2/18/2010

New training helps furniture manufacturers

Many furniture manufacturers have indicated their desire for formal manager education and training within their organizations, and Mississippi State University has responded to this need by designing specialized training.

In the furniture industry, first-line supervisors are responsible for managing workers and coordinating all of the ...

2/18/2010

MSU grad students bring home honors in competitions

Graduate students in Mississippi State’s College of Forest Resources are being honored by regional and national organizations for presentations and visual displays.

Andrew Little of Aspers, Pa., recently received the Outstanding Presentation Award of the Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society. A master’s degree student in...

11/6/2009

MSU dean in South America as part of U.S. forestry delegation

The dean of Mississippi State’s College of Forest Resources is among 12 U.S. delegates to the 13th World Forestry Congress in Argentina.

George M. Hopper is representing American universities and academia on the State Department-organized delegation.

Taking place through Sunday [Oct. 25] in Buenos Aires, the meeting is ...

10/21/2009

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