Ernie Flint, Miss. State Extension Area Specialist, Succumbs To Cancer

    Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Regional Extension Specialist and a regular contributor to AgFax.Com, died Saturday, January 20. The cause of death was oral cancer.

    A memorial service is set for Tuesday, January 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

    “My father found his true calling when he came to the MSU Extension Service in 1991,” said his son Greg, who also works in Extension. “He loved Extension and what it means to the people of Mississippi. He also loved working day to day in agriculture.”

    Flint, as the saying goes in Mississippi, “bled maroon.” He held 3 degrees, including a PhD, all from MSU.  Prior to joining Extension, Flint worked as an independent crop consultant.

    He leaves behind his wife, Doris Maxey Flint, and five children.

    Ernie Flint died at home “surrounded by his family,” Greg Flint added.

    Flint’s weekly posting began to appear on AgFax.Com at least 12 years ago. In recent years his column came to be titled “Flint on Crops” and he was the site’s longest running regular contributor.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to: Shady Grove Community Association, P.O. Box 1304, Kosciusko, MS 39090.

    Here’s a link to his full obituary.

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