Kenaf entrepreneur Brent Brasher featured on state ag podcast

By PAIGE MANNING,

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson continues to host the “Genuine MS Podcast” with weekly episodes featuring Genuine MS entrepreneurs and their products.

The podcast has been an ongoing effort throughout the summer to promote the state branding program, Genuine MS.

In the eighth episode, Leaders in the Field, Gipson highlights a few Genuine MS Made members.

Tallahatchie County’s Brent Brasher of Kengro Corporation near Charleston, Matthew Summers of Speedbox in Ridgeland, and Dennis Short of Shortline Manufacturing in Shaw discussed their journeys in their respective industries.

“In this episode, I spoke with some people who have truly defined innovation,” Gipson mentioned. “Innovation is something that will always be critical for keeping up with a fast-changing world. Mississippi’s economy depends on it. I encourage everyone to tune it and listen to learn how innovative these Genuine MS members are.”

Listeners can hear this episode as well as previous ones by visiting the Genuine MS website (GenuineMS.com/podcast) or tuning in on Stitcher, Spotify, or SoundCloud.

Genuine MS was developed by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce to identify and promote products proudly created or produced by Mississippi farmers, artisans, entrepreneurs and manufacturers. The purpose of the Genuine MS program is to increase public awareness of Mississippi’s farm, food, crafted and fabricated products by branding them as Genuine MS.

For more information about Genuine MS products, its members, or becoming a member, visit GenuineMS.com or contact the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s Market Development Division at 601-359-1159 or by email to Info@GenuineMS.com.

Follow Genuine MS on Facebook and Instagram at @GenuineMississippi or on Twitter at @GenMississippi for the latest updates.


IN THE PHOTO: Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson (right) prepares to record the eighth episode of the “Genuine MS Podcast,” Leaders in the Field, featuring Genuine MS Made members (clockwise, from left) Brent Brasher of Kengro Corporation near Charleston, Matthew Summers of Speedbox in Ridgeland, and Dennis Short of Shortline Manufacturing in Shaw.  (Photo special to The Sun-Sentinel)

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