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Genuine MS Podcast Episode 8: Leaders in the Field

Genuine MS podcast, Episode 8, Leaders in the Field is focusing on producers who bring Mississippi to the leading edge of technology. From all-natural, plant-based bio-remediation and erosion control products, to custom manufactured agriculture equipment, to molecular container systems for palletized cargo, we are genuinely blessed to have these producers in this state. Each of […]

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Genuine MS Podcast Episode 7: Sugar and Spice and Southern Delights

There is something to be said about foods with a Southern flair. Whether it’s our sweet desserts made from recipes handed-down for generations or the secret ingredients we use to flavor our food. This episode features three Genuine MS Crafted members, Mary Jennifer Russell owner of Sugaree’s in New Albany, Joan Anderson owner of C.J.’s […]

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Genuine MS Podcast Episode 6: Reelin’ It In

Episode 6, Reelin’ It In, delves into Mississippi’s catfish industry. While the Mississippi Delta is dubbed the “Catfish Capital of the World,” the state is #1 in catfish production in the country. Commissioner Gipson explores topics pertaining to the catfish industry with farmers and experts as they share their stories and experiences with listeners. Guests […]

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Genuine MS Podcast Episode 5: Wood at Work

In episode five of the Genuine MS podcast, Commissioner Gipson leads the discussion on “Wood at Work,” emphasizing the state’s billion-dollar forestry industry and its direct relationship to goods grown, made and crafted right here in Mississippi. Guests include Greg Harkins, Master Craftsman and owner of Harkins Chairs out of Canton, Pat Thomasson, CEO and […]

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Genuine MS Podcast Episode 4: Beauty and the Bees

Commissioner Gipson explores the state’s beekeeping industry and Mississippi wildflowers during the Beauty and the Bees episode. He talks with Sarah Kountouris of Madison with Keep Mississippi Beautiful about the Wildflower Trail of Mississippi program. Guests Dr. Jeff Harris with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service and Leilani Rosenbaum of Shroomdom and MisBEEhaving Bees from Poplarville […]

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Genuine MS Podcast Episode 3: Let’s Eat Local

This farm-to-table themed episode, Let’s Eat Local,  highlights Mississippi’s award-winning chef Derek Emerson and farmers Jody Reyer of Reyer Farms in Lena, Leigh Bailey of Salad Days in Flora, and Van Killen of Two Dog Farms in Flora, all of whom provide fresh meat and produce for Emerson’s restaurants. Emerson is the owner of four […]

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Genuine MS Podcast Episode 2: Sippin’ in the ‘SIP

This week’s Genuine MS Podcast Episode 2, Sippin’ in the ‘SIP,  is available. It features members of the craft beverage industry as they share their personal stories with listeners and discussed their experience in the industry. In this episode, Commissioner Gipson speaks with some of Mississippi’s firsts in the craft beverage industry: Leslie Henderson of […]

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Genuine MS Turns One

This week marks one year since the official launch of the state branding program, Genuine MS. “This has been a great year for Genuine MS. This program is still in its infancy, and our team is working hard to increase membership and raise brand awareness,” remarked Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. “I encourage […]

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