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What's All That Yammering About Sweet Potatoes?

16 June 2017

 

From the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council Mississippi is the 2nd largest sweet potato producing state in the United States. Most are produced in Northern Mississippi and the largest acreage is centered around the town of Vardaman. In 2012, 104 commercial sweet potato growers planted 22,400 acres in Mississippi. The sweet...

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The Mississippi Story A Museum Exhibit

22 February 2017

 

Mississippi writer Eudora Welty observed that all art is connected to place and that “the art that speaks most clearly, explicitly, directly and passionately from its own place of origin will remain the longest understood.” This exhibition explores the art that is explicitly and passionately derived from Mississippi, its place...

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Jackson Selected for Envision America 2017 Smart City Initiative

22 February 2017

 

Envision America 2017 has just announced this year’s participants in its Smart City initiative and Jackson, MS is on the list. Envision America issues a challenge to America’s cities to become smarter by accelerating deployment of innovative technologies that tackle energy, water, waste, and air challenges. Cities were selected for...

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Mississippi Farmers Expand Opportunities with Up In Farms

18 February 2017

 

From a blog article posted by Leonard Jordan, Associate Chief for Conservation, NRCS “Not today,” said Mr. Leonard Keyes as he and Dr. John Stanley surveyed the plot of land on Keyes’ farm in Mize, Mississippi. “Too dry.” Stanley stood beside him holding a tray of squash transplants and nodding...

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The Sites of Mississippi

18 February 2017

 

From Native American folklore means “Father of Waters,” the translation comes from the Chippewa words “mici zibi” meaning “great river” or “gathering in of all the waters” and the Algonquin word “Messipi.” From Native American folklore means “Father of Waters,” the translation comes from the Chippewa words “mici zibi” meaning...

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