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MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Lamar Adams has been named Extension Service agent for Pike County.

The Enterprise-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1jDC92n) Pike County supervisors named Adams to the agriculture post vacated in 2013 by the retirement of Mike Tynes.

Adams has been with the Extension Service for 26 years.

He served as Walthall County Extension Service director from 1990 to 2009.

For the past five years he has worked as state dairy specialist at Mississippi State University.

"Mr. Adams is very involved with the 4-H Livestock Program and will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in agriculture to Pike County," Sherry Bell Surette, head of the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center, wrote in a letter of recommendation to supervisors.

"This area's just in Lamar's heart," she told supervisors after introducing Adams.

Adams said he is familiar with agriculture issues in southwest Mississippi after his service in Walthall County.

"I was your neighbor next door for 19 years," he said.

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