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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.

Check back regularly for an updated calendar on upcoming topics and contact your local county Extension office to sign up to watch the programs.

Individuals: Please contact your county office in order to participate in any interactive video program.

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Quick Bites Archive

  • March 12, 2020 - 12:00pm

    Summer Fun: Bug and Plant Camp

    Dr. John Guyton, Associate Extension Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology

    MSU Extension’s Bug and Plant Camp was the first residential Bug Camp, and campers come from all over the country and beyond! As an immersion camp we are up early and the days are packed. Night collecting is so popular it is difficult to get back to the dorms before midnight! 4-H Agents serve on... read more

  • February 13, 2020 - 12:00pm

    Cook Once, Eat Twice

    Natasha Haynes, Extension Agent IV, Rankin County

    Give yourself a break with cooking. By planning ahead you can make some of the dinner tasks you're constantly juggling easier. Spend a few extra minutes planning menus where you "cook once and eat twice."

  • February 6, 2020 - 12:00pm

    Floral Sweethearts

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    We will cozy up with some real sweethearts this month including great design styles, seasonal flower selection, and fabulous foliage collection ideas for February.

  • January 30, 2020 - 12:00pm

    Cooking for a Crowd: A Focus on Food Safety

    Dr. Courtney Crist, Assistant Professor, Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion

    Food fundraisers, potlucks, and other social gatherings are an excellent way to socialize with the community. The session will cover how to reduce food safety risks when cooking for a crowd so the food is both safe and delicious including information about: Food safety practices for cooking... read more

  • January 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

    4-H Opportunities in 2020

    Cobie Rutherford, Extension Instructor, 4-H Youth Development

    Many young people in our state are involved in the varied activities 4-H offers. This Quick Bites will cover specific contests at State Congress, PAD, Cook-out, record books, and national trips for the year.

  • January 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

    Forcing Bulbs

    Jim McKell, Master Gardener, Oktibbeha County

    The holidays are over, the weather is dreary but here is a fun idea for gardening indoors! Jim McKell, Oktibbeha County Master Gardener, will share his extensive expertise in forcing bulbs. Jim will share how to force your favorite bulbs in water, potting your bulbs correctly, and some neat... read more

  • December 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

    Tis the Season!

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    The holiday season is here! Join us for great tips from MSU’s Lynette McDougald AIFD, CFD on holiday decorating. Holiday designs will include evergreens, faux fruit, and fun holiday picks. She will create a good base that will last throughout the season so that fresh items can be moved in and out... read more

  • November 14, 2019 - 12:00pm

    Container Gardening with Bulbs

    Dr. Joy Anderson, Extension Agent IV, DeSoto County

    Small spaces but want some decoration for your deck, patio, or entryway? Great containers and flowering bulbs are the answer! Join in the fun as Joy Anderson shows how to layer beautiful spring bulbs in outdoor containers for continuous blooms.

  • November 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

    The Harvest

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    The Harvest season is here and we will talk about incorporating fresh flowers with produce, dried, and natural materials. Our “trans-seasonal” designs will take us into the winter holiday season.

  • October 31, 2019 - 12:00pm

    Let’s Make a Halloween Design... TOGETHER

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    As a change of pace, Lynette will have some pre-made designs she’ll share, but much of our focus, will be a BOO-quet arrangement. It’s not as SCARY as you think to design, we’ll have step-by-step instructions. What you’ll need: A container with an open that is 4-6” in width. A basket, a... read more


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