Ag Commissioner Gipson Announces Details for Major IPRA Rodeo and Mississippi Ag & Outdoor Expo to Be Held at the Mississippi Fairgrounds JACKSON, Miss. – Today, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson held a press conference announcing details for the Keath Killebrew Memorial Rodeo, the largest International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) rodeo in the…Read More
Press Release: MDAC Launches New Online Resource for Mississippi Timber Industry Today, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced that the Mississippi Department of Agriculture of Commerce (MDAC) is launching a website dedicated to marketing Mississippi’s abundant timber and forest products. The site is now live and can be accessed at https://timber.mdac.ms.gov/. “Some time…Read More
One of our last visits in the Netherlands was to the famous Kuekenhof Tulip Gardens where hundreds of millions of tulip bulbs are produced each year. Did you know that our own Mississippi has a major connection to this region and its tulips? Since 1919, Van Zyverden, our own Mississippi company locally based in Meridian…Read More
Proud to be with USDA representing the great State of Mississippi on this first ever Agricultural Trade Mission to the Netherlands, gateway to Europe. Looking for positive developments for our forest products, grain, beef, poultry, sweet potatoes and more.Read More
Appreciate my friend Shelby Bearden and the Tri State Rodeo! Shelby came by last week and we are already planning the rodeo at the Mississippi State Fair set for October. Last year the Mississippi State Fair Tri State Rodeo was selected as rodeo of the year, and we want to do it again, even bigger…Read More
"Agriculture is Mississippi’s number one industry. As your Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, my mission is to continue sowing the seeds of opportunity in the areas of workforce development, expansion of trade opportunities, and investment here locally in Mississippi’s agricultural industry. I am working hard every day to grow Mississippi’s agricultural economy, at the same time as investing valuable time and resources in developing the next generation of Mississippi’s future agricultural leaders. Working together, we will make sure the future of Mississippi agriculture will remain strong."
Commissioner Andy Gipson