MSU to name building for longtime professor

By The Associated Press

STONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University plans to honor a 1950 graduate and longtime professor and administrator with a building dedicated named in his honor at the Delta Research and Extension Center.

The university says in a news release that the facility will be named the Verner G. Hurt Research and Extension Building.

Hurt received a doctorate from Oklahoma State University and returned to MSU in 1960 to teach agricultural economics. In 1987, he became director of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, a position he held until his 1996 retirement.

The new energy-efficient, single-story building will house offices, laboratory space, research and work areas, a conference room and the center’s library.

A dedication ceremony is Aug. 30.