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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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Genuine MS Summer Series Podcast

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson is the host of the newly launched podcast to promote the state’s agricultural branding program, Genuine MS. Gipson kicked off the Genuine MS podcast series with an introductory episode featuring special guests Paige Manning, Market Development Director at the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, and Don van […]

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March 14 Proclaimed Ag Day in Mississippi

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson was joined by Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation President Mike McCormick, Mississippi Senate Agriculture Chairman Billy Hudson and Mississippi House of Representatives Agriculture Chairman Bill Pigott as Governor Phil Bryant signed a proclamation declaring March 14, 2019, as Agriculture Day in the State of Mississippi. “I appreciate Governor Bryant […]

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Make This Christmas REAL – Buy a Genuine MS Christmas Tree

As the holidays approach, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) encourages those celebrating the holidays to make this Christmas ‘real’ by purchasing a live Mississippi Christmas tree. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has made it easy for shoppers to find the perfect Mississippi […]

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Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson Announces New State Branding Program

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s new state branding program, Genuine MS, to the public today at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. Gipson kicked off the Genuine MS launch by showing a short video that explained the program through the eyes of the four inaugural […]

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