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Cooperative Extension Service Hosting MSEA Membership Meeting

The Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a meeting on Tuesday night, September 25 for the Mississippi State Equine Association. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the upstairs conference room of the Kirk Fordice Equine Center on the State Fairgrounds in Jackson.

The MCES has extended invitations to all Mississippi horsemen via county Extension Service officers.

Mississippi Equine Specialist Dr. Preston Buff, who serves on the MSEA Executive Board, says he’s hopeful that all Mississippi breed associations will be represented, as well as the membership of MSEA.

Dr. Buff describes the meeting as an informal gathering of all groups interested in the development of the Mississippi equine industry. It’s an opportunity to share information and hear first hand future plans for the MSEA.

Equine Appreciation Vehicle License Plate Ceremony

MSEA Signing

Governor Haley Barbour formally approved the sale of Mississippi's first "equine appreciation" vehicle license plate at ceremonies in his Capitol office on Friday.

Pictured with the Governor signing S.B. 2090 are representatives of the sponsoring Mississippi State Equine Association. From the left are James Rasberry of Kosciusko, MSEA President; Dr. Terry Kiser, Head of Animal and Dairy Sciences, MSU; George Phillips, Mississippi Commissioner of Public Safety; David Ashcraft of Madison; Murl Brunson of Terry; Dr. Preston Buff, Equine Specialist, MSU; Ruth Hinton of Natchez; and James Watts of Brandon, who serves as MSEA's Executive Director. A banner depicting the new tag, which can be seen on MSEA's website www.mssaddleup.org, is draped across the table in front of the Governor.