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Agricultural Experimental Stations and their publications: Mississippi

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Mississippi Satte Agriculture and Life Sciences LogoThe University was established in 1878 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi. It became part of the nation's land-grant system created by he Morrill Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1862. Its mission was to educate students in "agriculture, horticulture, and the mechanic arts...without excluding other scientific and classical studies."

Mississippi joined the movement with the first assignment of land-grant funding to Alcorn University and the University of Mississippi in 1871. The State A&M College near Starkville was established as Mississippi's land-grant institution in 1878.

Although the University has greatly expanded its educational opportunities in a number of arts and sciences disciplines, its commitment to agriculture has not diminished. For more than a century, this commitment has benefitted Mississippi's major industry and all of its people in immeasurable ways. The university's Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine exists because of the state and the nation's commitment to making America's food and fiber system the most effective one in the world. That commitment dates to the mid-19th century and is as up-to-date as the space age. As a matter of fact, agriculture forms the indispensable base on which all our modern technological and economic advances rest.

The nation's more successful farmers have always been those that sought the most reliable information about agricultural practices. Among their ranks are founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. These gentlemen farmers maintained detailed production records and networks of contacts for information exchange.

University Repository

Extension Publications


Bulletin (Information Bulletin)

1889-

no online access


Technical bulletin

State College, Miss. : Mississippi State University, Agricultural Experiment Station, [1892-1969]

Online Access to v.1(1892) - v.7(1916)

 

Technical bulletin

Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station , A & M College, MIssissippi

No.14(1922)


Circular

Agricultural College, Miss. : Agricultural Experiment Station, -1958.

Online access to no.8(1902)-no.34(1912), 1914-1915, 1917


 

Contact Information

Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
Box 9740
190 Bost North
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: (662) 325-3005
Fax: (662) 325-3001

Historic Photographs

 

Mississippi Station Barns and Cattle, 1900

Mississippi Station Barns and Cattle, 1900

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.