Agricultural Science students from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s George County Center traveled to Mississippi State University (MSU) on March 31 to visit the MSU College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS).
The MGCCC/MSU Agricultural Science program at the George County Center allows students to begin their MSU Ag Science program in George County with MGCCC. Each semester, students travel to MSU to visit the CALS and learn more about what programs are offered.
“The MGCCC Ag Science students got so much out of this trip,” said Dr. Lisa Rhodes, administrative dean of the George County Center. “They were able to really ask specific questions about what they are truly interested in. Some of them had never been to MSU, so seeing the beautiful grounds and learning where they will complete the Ag Science program was very meaningful. MSU really rolled out the red carpet for these students and they had a blast!”
The students were able to tour many of the CALS facilities, including the plant agriculture greenhouses, the animal and dairy science research center, the beef and equine farms, and the meat science and muscle biology laboratory. The MGCCC students met with a CALS admissions counselor about admissions, scholarships, and campus life, and they also talked with CALS student ambassadors and professors.