Quick Bites are informative programs held over Interactive Video Conferencing on Thursdays from 12–1 p.m. Quick Bites are free to the public and cover a wide variety of topics. The best specialists and experts in Mississippi prepare a one-hour program on various topics such as gardening, horticulture, insect management, health, and cooking.

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  • February 14, 2019 - 12:00pm

    Is It Time? Learn Basic Pruning Tips From a Pro

    Dr. Jeff Wilson, Regional Extension Specialist, North MS Research & Extension Center

    Winter is still here but now is the time. Join Dr. Jeff Wilson for the why, when, and how to prune your shrubs, trees, and fruit plants for the best outcome in your plants and landscape.

  • February 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

    Sweet Designs for Your Sweetheart

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    Say “I Love You” by creating and making your own Valentine’s Day design. Get tips on how to design floral gifts guaranteed to warm their February heart!

  • January 31, 2019 - 12:00pm

    Erasing Your Digital Footprints: Technology After You Die

    Andy Collins, Instructor, Extension Center for Technology Outreach

    What does your online presence include? Facebook, banking, shopping, online photos? In this session participants will learn how to plan ahead for what happens to their online accounts after they pass away.

  • January 24, 2019 - 12:00pm

    Four States in Ninety Days: The AT

    Dr. John Giesemann, Professor, Retired, Extension Center for Technology Outreach

    Young folks, old folks, scenery, wildlife, hospitality. What is the AT (The Appalachian Trail) really like? Join John as he shares his hiking experiences and expertise on the trail.

  • January 10, 2019 - 12:00pm

    New Year’s Resolutions: Best Practices in Postharvest Care

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    We will start the New Year off with resolutions for the best practices in postharvest care for long-lasting floral designs. Lynette will talk about start to finish design practices such as sanitation, collection & hydration, and design longevity.

  • December 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Christmas Cactus: Best Care & Blooming Tips

    Dr. Dennis Reginelli, Regional Extension Specialist – Agronomic Crops

    A Christmas cactus in full bloom is a colorful addition to the holiday season. Given the proper care it will produced beautiful blooms year after year. Follow our simple steps and you will have plants blooming at just the right time each year.

  • December 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Holidays: Past, Present, Future

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    Join Lynette McDougald AIFD, CFD will blend nostalgia, fad, and freshest flowers along with varied techniques to help you plan for your best holiday decorating.

  • November 29, 2018 - 12:00pm

    The Great Outdoors: How to Involve Your Kids!

    Dr. John Long, Assistant Extension Professor, 4-H Youth Development

    John will share great ideas to introduce your kids to the great outdoors. Whether hunting, plant identification, animals, or insects, join him to see the outdoors thru a child’s view.

  • November 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Tomato Cage Trees

    Shanna Taylor, Extension Agent, Coahama County

    The holidays are coming and it is time to decorate your home or office. Join Shanna as she shows how to transform tomato cages into trees for beautiful Fall and Christmas décor.

  • November 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Setting the Table

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    As families gather for Thanksgiving, you will want to set the perfect table! MSU’s lead floral designer, Lynette McDougald AIFD, CFD, will share projects that are sure to impress!