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.

  • October 25, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Cyber Security

    Lauren Colby Nickels, Extension Instructor, Center for Technology Outreach

    In a world that relies on digital technology and the World Wide Web, it is important to know the risks associated with using the internet and computers. During this session, participants will learn about malicious software, viruses, identity theft, phishing attempts and the importance of strong... read more

  • October 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

    You’ve Got the Interview… Now What?

    Dr. Darrell Easley, Learning & Development Manager, Human Resources Management

    A resume will get you the interview, but a strong interview will get you the job. This short session will discuss various types of interviews, strategies for answering questions, (including what employers are really asking), and why you should always ask questions.

  • October 4, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Fall Fun with Florals

    Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    Fall is here and florals take on a fun and festive look for the autumn events. Whether a party, tailgate, or your own home décor, Lynette will design some fall fun with florals.

  • September 27, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Make Mine McCarty!

    Taylor Bowden, Manager, MSU Florist

    From your own backyard blooms to exciting contemporary construction, join us as Taylor showcases flowers and great McCarty pottery!

  • September 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

    Timely Turf Grass Topics

    Dr. Jay McCurdy, Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences

    As fall arrives so do the changes in turf grass. Dr. McCurdy will share information specific to turf grass in our state.

  • 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.