October Stories

Revitalizing Ag Programs New Equipment, Technology and Reclaimed Acreage Coming to MDCC

By Mark H. Stowers • Photography by Austin Britt Mississippi Delta Community College has been a fertile training ground for farmers for several generations from its humble beginnings in 1927 as Sunflower Junior College to MDJC and now MDCC. Ag students learned the basics of farming and either went back to their family or local …

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Laura Giaccaglia Not your Traditional “Ag Person”

By Angela Rogalski • Photography by Rory Doyle Laura Giaccaglia, Extension Coordinator/Agent IV for Bolivar County, may not consider herself a traditional “ag person,” but she has brought a wealth of knowledge and can-do attitude that has enhanced an already stellar program. Under her leadership the Master Gardener Program was revitalized and the Mid Delta …

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Ag Internships Great for Both Students and Potential Employers

By Angela Rogalski • Photography by Rory Doyle Jeff Tarsi is vice president of retail operations, North America, for Nutrien Ag Solutions. Tarsi says Nutrien Ag Solutions is pro internships in a big way. “We have a massive intern program across North America,” Tarsi says. “We hire in excess of 200 summer interns a year …

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