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Golf tournament benefits Parsons scholarship

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' fourth annual Mississippi Agriculture Open Golf Tournament will honor the memory of Rick Parsons, prominent Mississippi row crop farmer who died Feb. 16. All proceeds from the tournament will be used to fund the Rick Parsons Endowed Scholarship at MSU.

The four-man scramble tournament is Aug. 13 at the MSU Golf Course. Fees are a $1,000 per team or $150 for individual players. U.S. Congressman Chip Pickering, R-Miss, will keynote a $100-a-plate, pre-tournament dinner on Aug. 12.

For registration, donation information, or dinner tickets, contact Jud Skelton at 662-325-0643 or

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