The Mississippi State University Extension Service provides research-based information, educational programs, and technology transfer focused on issues and needs of the people of Mississippi, enabling them to make informed decisions about their economic, social, and cultural well-being. Find out more at https://extension.msstate.edu.
By striving to meet the challenges of societal pressures and providing parenting education programs and materials for children and families, the Mississippi State University Extension Service (MSU-ES) hopes to further the well-being of Mississippi's children.
MSU Extension Equine Assisted Therapy Programs promote therapeutic riding experiences through educational and research-based activities. The program has earned premier accreditation status through PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship).
This program is a comprehensive youth preparedness program designed for teens that includes Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team); an Add-On catalog that features technology tracks, career tracks, and CPR/AED certification; and a leadership and community service project.
The purpose of the Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program is to provide rigorous and relevant education, increasing the leadership capacity of people working in agriculture and natural resources in Mississippi.
The Pillowcase Project, developed by the American Red Cross and sponsored by Disney, will teach students in grades 3 to 5 about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills.
The PREP Rally program teaches children the basics of preparedness and develops lifelong safety skills.
TummySafe© is a Food Manager's Certification Course for Child Care Providers. The 6 module food safety curriculum includes food storage, serving, cross contamination, diapering, and many other topics specific to child care providers. Six contact hours are awarded for completion of the curriculum. An 80% on the Certification exam is required for certification. Certification lasts for five years.