At the 2014 American Society for Horticultural Science, Southern Region meeting held in Dallas, TX the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal was given a Blue Ribbon Extension Communication Award (see below). This is a great honor as the chosen communications must show a high degree of quality. While I have received this award in the past, this is the first time I have gotten one for work I’ve done at Mississippi State University. The MSVJ is a newsletter written for blueberry growers. It is published quarterly and it goes out as a pdf file via email to: all MSU extension personnel, direct subscribers, and all Gulf South Blueberry Growers Association members. If you are interested in receiving the MSVJ there are a few ways to do that: one is to email me and ask to have me send it to you directly, two is to be a member of the GSBGA or work for MSU Extension, three is to access current and past issues from MSUcares at this link (http://msucares.com/newsletters/vaccinium/index.html), and four is to get it from this blog at this link where all new issues are uploaded. I am pleased to have received the award and I look forward to editing and writing it for as long as it continues to be read. Special thanks goes to all the readers of the MSVJ, the USDA-ARS researchers in Poplarville who contribute content, and to Mike Neff, ASHS, for sending the image of me accepting the award. See images below about the award.
The photo below shows the actual award (which was kind of a pain to lug through the airport in Dallas as I was stuck there all night, but I digress…)