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Green Bean, Cranberry and Nut Salad in a bowl
Mix up the holiday menu with this Green Bean, Cranberry and Nut Salad!
November 14, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

For this holiday season, I was looking for a way to mix up the menu a little bit and offer something a little lighter. This Green Bean, Cranberry and Nut Salad is perfect.

Purple, yellow, and orange carrots.
Did you know that the classic orange carrot we all know and love is actually not the original color of carrots? (Photo from Canva)
November 11, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health

Have you ever seen purple, yellow, red, or white carrots? The first time I saw a bag of ‘rainbow’ carrots in my grocery store, I had to do a double take. Carrots are only supposed to be orange, or at least, that’s what I thought. 

White chickens
November 8, 2022 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Animal Health, Poultry, Avian Flu, Food and Health, Food Safety, Produce Safety

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi Board of Animal Health is asking backyard bird owners to be vigilant in their biosecurity procedures after a commercial breeder chicken flock in Lawrence County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI.

Woman on an exercise machine
Join our Walk with Extension 12 Days of FITMAS Challenge beginning December 5 and get tips for moving more and adding more vegetables to your diet.
November 8, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Health

With all the upcoming holiday get-togethers around the corner, it can be easy to move less, sit more, and gain weight. This year, join our Walk with Extension 12 Days of FITMAS Challenge, which emphasizes moving more and eating more vegetables.

A charcuterie board.
When planning your charcuterie board, keep food safety in mind! (Photo by Canva)
November 4, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food Safety

Charcuterie boards are all the craze right now, and rightfully so! They’re fun to make and delicious to snack on. With the holidays coming up, they’re sure to be the talk of the party!

Success Stories

A group of teens examining a plant with a teacher.
Community, Rural Development, Food and Health, Health, AIM for CHangE, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Youth Gardening
Volume 8 Number 3

When teachers and administrators at Leland School Park began taking steps to install a school garden in 2019, they had no idea they would get a first-of-its-kind outdoor classroom.

A smiling young girl wearing a green apron holding a measuring cup full of flour.
Health and Wellness, Food and Health, Health, Nutrition and Wellness
Volume 8 Number 3

Kendra McGregory, a Houston, Mississippi, fourth grader, attended the program for the first time in 2021.

A young man, wearing glasses and a red shirt, standing outside and looking over the horizon.
Food and Health, Rural Health
Volume 8 Number 2

When Carey Williams decides he’s going to do something, he relies on patience, work ethic, and tenacity to find a way to get it done.

Five young adults and two women wearing black aprons and face masks smile for a group photo in a kitchen.
Food and Health, Food, Health, Nutrition and Wellness
Volume 8 Number 2

At Winona Career and Technical Center, students studying culinary arts participated in the Eating Smart, Being Active program, delivered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service in the spring 2022 semester. 

Your Extension Experts

Portrait of Ms. Madison Chapman Ainsworth
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Dr. Joy Fox Anderson
Extension Specialist I
Portrait of Mr. Tom Ball
Extension Associate III
Portrait of Dr. David Buys
Associate Professor
Portrait of Dr. Sylvia H. Byrd
Prf & Head, Off Nutrition Educ
Portrait of Dr. Courtney Crist
Associate 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 Instructor
Portrait of Ms. Anne Howard Hilbun-Benoit
Extension Instructor
Portrait of Ms. Dorothy Kenda
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Mrs. Qula Madkin
Extension Instructor
Portrait of Ms. Yolanda Ellis Pruitt
Program Manager
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. Kelli L. Whitten
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Ms. Samantha Ann Willcutt
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Dr. J. Byron Williams
Associate Extension Professor