Charlie Stokes
MACAA President 2016

Area Extension Agent III
Monroe County

517 Highway 145 N., Suite 1
Aberdeen, MS 39730

662-369-3682 fax

Welcome to the Mississippi Association of County Agricultural Agents web page.  It is my honor to serve this organization as President this year.

I heard the great NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett say one time “If you surround yourself with good people, good things are going to happen to you”.  I think of MACAA when I think about that quote.  By joining and being an active member of MACAA, you have surrounded yourself with some of the best and brightest people that work for Mississippi State University Extension.   You have the ability to network with these people and share ideas that might help improve a program you are working with.  You also have the opportunity to apply for various awards and get recognized by your peers for the outstanding work that you are doing.   You also have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge with quality professional development opportunities in 2016 such as our Professional Improvement Conference (P.I.C.) being held in Natchez May 24-26, and we will be joined by the Louisiana Extension Agents. The NACAA National Meeting that will be held in Little Rock, AR in late July.  I look forward to attending both of these programs.  As Extension workers, we have the opportunity to improve the lives of the people with which we interact and serve.  As a member of MACAA, you have an opportunity to make it a better, stronger, more effective organization.  But, to do that, to make MACAA better, stronger and more effective, you have to be active.  I want to encourage you to look for ways in which you can serve OUR organization.

Let’s have a great year in 2016.

Charlie Stokes
President - MACAA

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