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.

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

  • September 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Floral Trends for Fall Designs

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    Ahhh, the seasons are a’ changing… Fall is on the way. This month Lynette will share the newest floral trends for your fall designs.

  • August 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

    DIY 101: Creative Gift Boxes!

    Terri Thompson, Extension Agent III, Jackson County

    Who doesn't love an easy craft idea? Join Terri as she shows this great way to use greeting cards and decorative stock paper to make little boxes for small gifts or for storing small objects.

  • August 23, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Tech Appy Hour

    Dr. Jamie Varner, Instructor, Extension Center for Technology Outreach

    Come learn about some useful apps and tech tips for your smartphone. We will look at apps to help with productivity, shopping, as well as saving at stores you visit often.

  • August 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Miniature Mississippi Wildlife

    Dr. Blake Layton, Extension Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, & Plant Pathology

    Not all insects are pests! Join Dr. Layton as he discusses some of the many species of miniature wildlife, both insects and spiders, that share your garden and landscape. Bring the kids. Children love insects and enjoy learning about them, and they are usually quicker to see and notice them than us... read more

  • August 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Cool Flowers for Hot Days

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    This month we will talk about getting the most from your garden’s bounty: care and handling for the hot days of August and cool tricks for design success.

  • July 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Natural Beekeeping

    Dr. Jeff Harris, Assistant Research Professor, Apiculturist, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology

    This new movement trending in beekeeping promotes keeping bees in smaller colonies. Also, parasitic mites are better controlled and chemical treatments are not required. Join Dr. Harris as he explains beekeeping strategies for your colony.

  • July 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

    The Importance of Water Management and Conservation in MS

    Dr. Beth Baker, Assistant Extension Professor, Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture

    The presentation will aim to help all Mississippians understand the major issues we face as a state regarding water resources, and provide actionable examples of how every citizen can help work toward solutions to protect water resources and get involved in their community. This information is... read more

  • June 28, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Got Pests in Your Garden?

    Dr. Blake Layton, Extension Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, & Plant Pathology

    Summer is in full swing, and so is your garden along with a few insect pests... Join Dr. Layton as he discusses the management of insect pests in the home vegetable garden.

  • June 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Say Cheese! MAFES Cheese Store!

    Troy Weaver, Manager, MAFES Sales Store

    Who doesn’t love MSU Cheeses in those red wax-coated balls, rectangles, and circles? MAFES Sales Store manager, Troy Weaver, will share information about the history, the many varied products, and other great facts about this iconic spot at MSU.

  • June 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

    June is Rose Month

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    Let’s visit about the care and handling requirements, view some beautiful cultivars from the Veterans Rose Garden at MSU, and design with wonderful rose varieties found in the cut flower market while paring them with foliages from our gardens.