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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  • 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!

  • 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!