Mississippi State University Training Grant- MSP22

Project Overview

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2022: $11,000.00
Projected End Date: 06/30/2023
Grant Recipient: Mississippi State University
Region: Southern
State: Mississippi
State Coordinator:
Dr. Leyla Rios
Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences at Mississippi State University

Information Products


  • Animals: goats, sheep


  • Animal Production: animal protection and health, parasite control

    Proposal abstract:

    This project is an innovative approach to a small ruminant extension program focusing on sustainable practices that will impact in a positive way the efficiency of sheep and goat operations in Mississippi. TAKING THE LAB TO THE FARM will help improve the performance of Mississippi sheep and goat farmers, through teaching Extension Agents and Farmers how to apply sustainable parasite control, contributing to the decrease of parasite resistance, making effective commercial de-wormers work for more time, having less death of animals and increasing their revenues.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    SARE Outreach objectives 2022/2023
    a) Implement an innovative small ruminant extension program focusing on practices for Sustainable Parasite Control: TAKING THE LAB TO THE FARM, will help improve the performance of Mississippi sheep and goat farmers.
    b) Sustainable parasite control will allow farmers to have more control over the increasing problems of parasite resistance, have effective dewormers, less death of animals, and increase their revenues.
    c) Increased use of SARE resources in educational programs will result in a 10% increase of sustainable farming acres in Mississippi.
    d) Increase in awareness of sustainable agriculture concepts that improve the quality of life in Mississippi communities.


    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.