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A woman stands at a kitchen counter with a latte.
October 19, 2021 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Pumpkins are the star of fall. And so is pumpkin spice. If you love lattes and this quintessential fall flavor that has become all the rage, this recipe is for you!

A woman sits at a table which displays alternative Halloween treats.
October 11, 2021 - Filed Under: Food, Health, Nutrition and Wellness

Whether you are having a Halloween party with friends, sending treats to school, or trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, with a little creativity, you can find ways to add some healthy options into the mix.

mashed sweet potoatoes im two bowls
October 4, 2021 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Video by Jonathan Parrish

Sweet potatoes are a staple for many people during the holiday season. But sweet potatoes are great any time of year. Depending on your recipe, sweet potato dishes can be sweet or savory.

Packed with fiber and vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin B-6 and potassium, sweet potatoes are a good way to add variety to your meals if you want to increase your vegetable intake.

This mashed sweet potato recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare this vegetable. I like to serve it as a main dish with a side salad and a whole grain roll.

Barbecue sliders on a plate.
September 21, 2021 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

These slow cooker barbecue chicken sliders are perfect for tailgating parties or a Monday night dinner.

Various finger foods arranged buffet style.
September 16, 2021 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Food Safety

Food safety when cooking and serving food at a tailgate is a lot like serving food at home. The same basic rules apply. You just need a little more planning and a few extra supplies.

Keep hands and surfaces clean

Success Stories

Two masked women with glasses and brown hair holding a brown bag.
4-H, Commercial Horticulture, Healthy Homes Initiative, Food and Health, Health, Coronavirus, Nutrition
Volume 7 Number 2

Extension Brown Bags flying off shelves in DeSoto County

Mississippi State University Extension agents in DeSoto County are partnering with public librarians throughout the county to distribute Extension Brown Bags to members of the community. Extension has offered a range of educational programs at these libraries, so joining with them to expand the giveaways was a natural choice.

A smiling teenage girl stands behind a table covered in ingredients for a recipe displayed on a phone screen she holds in front of her.
4-H, Food and Health, Food, Nutrition, Lawn and Garden, Vegetable Gardens
Volume 7 Number 2

Mississippi fresh chef

4-H’er’s recipe appears in national cookbook

When Sydnee Thompson found out the National 4-H Council was putting together a cookbook, she decided to submit one of her family’s favorite recipes.

Four people stand behind a recently cut large red ribbon on a new bridge over a body of water.
Food and Health, Health, Coronavirus, Natural Resources, Water, Water Quality
Volume 7 Number 2

Extension distributes 78,000 masks in Mississippi

When a federal agency made mass shipments of thousands of masks available nationally, the Extension health director in Washington, D.C., Dr. Roger Rennekamp, reached out to his longtime colleague Dr. David Buys, an associate professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

A young woman wearing safety goggles and a blue lab coat working in a lab.
Food and Health, Rural Health
Volume 7 Number 2

Rural Medical & Science Scholars program provides insight, courage for careers

Zoe Fokakis is on her way to realizing her dream of becoming a physician scientist. That dream was partly fueled by her participation in the Rural Medical & Science Scholars program.

An smiling elderly woman stands next to a window.
Health and Wellness, Health
Volume 3 Number 2

Extension program keeps Wiggins residents moving

People know they can maintain healthy, active lifestyles with regular movement, and women in Stone County have been following that advice for years. When Barbara O’Hara moved to Wiggins from the Gulf Coast, she wanted to continue participating in an exercise class. She was delighted to find an announcement for the Strong Bones, Strong Women program in the local newspaper.

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Your Extension Experts

Portrait of Mr. Tom Ball
Extension Associate III
Portrait of Dr. David Buys
Associate Professor
Portrait of Dr. Sylvia H. Byrd
Professor & Project Director
Portrait of Dr. Courtney Crist
Assistant Extension Professor
Portrait of Dr. Jerome Goddard
Extension Professor
Portrait of Mr. Alexis H Hamilton
Extension Agent I
Portrait of Ms. Jasmine Raniece Harris-Speight
Extension Associate II
Portrait of Ms. Anne Howard Hilbun-Benoit
Extension Instructor
Portrait of Ms. Dorothy Kenda
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Ms. Qula Madkin
Extension Instructor
Portrait of Ms. Madison Chapman Payne
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Ms. Yolanda Ellis Pruitt
Extension Associate II
Portrait of Dr. Mary Nelson Robertson
Extension Specialist I
Portrait of Ms. Ann Sansing
Extension Instructor
Portrait of Dr. Jenna Schilling
Extension Associate III
Portrait of Dr. Juan L. Silva
Professor
Portrait of Dr. Rebecca Campbell Smith
Associate Extension Professor
Portrait of Ms. Masey Lynn Smith
Project Manager
Portrait of Ms. Kelli L. Whitten
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Ms. Samantha Ann Willcutt
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Dr. J. Byron Williams
Associate Extension Professor