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In an effort to maximize our outreach to Mississippi Extension personnel, residents, and organizations, the following programs have been developed.

4-H Robotics Youth Development Program

This program engages 4-H youth across the state in science, engineering, and technology building and programming lego robots. Not only do the youth obtain valuable skills, but also get exposed to science and engineering concepts. The program stands for the many parents, extension agents, volunteers, and educators who donate time and energy bringing robotics to their local communities. For more information, visit the 4-H Robotics website.


This program was developed in partnership with the MS Attorney General’s office and the MS Department of Education – Office of Healthy Schools in an effort to train law enforcement and school resource officers on this important topic. They in turn can reach out to parents as well as elementary, middle, and high school students on what cyberbullying is, what forms it can take, and how to identify it. For more information, go to our Cyberbullying section.

Extension Tech Academy (ETA)

This is a professional development program to help extension personnel improve their technological skills. The trainings offered range from Microsoft Office applications and Internet Security up to cloud-based applications such as Evernote, Dropbox, and OneDrive. For more information, visit the Extension Tech Academy section.

Digital Ready Business

This pilot program is aimed to assist Mississippi small businesses improve their online presence by learning and adopting best practices for online marketing and sales. This pilot program will last for one year divided into two phases. The participating businesses will receive intense instruction and assistance from the Mississippi State University Extension Service on how to implement or improve their online presence. For more information, visit our Digital Ready Business section.

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