Quick Bites: Appalachian Trail to digital footprints


Jan Swoope



The Mississippi State University Extension Service ushers in 2019 with three Quick Bites programs in January. The free interactive video sessions are offered at county Extension offices from noon-1 p.m. on designated Thursdays. Interested individuals must contact their county office in order to participate. Sessions will also be offered on the MSU campus in Bost Conference Center, room 409. 


Quick Bites' menu for the first month of the new year includes floral tips, an exploration of the Appalachian Trail and advice on your digital life.  




January programs 


  • Jan. 10 -- New Year's Resolutions: Best Practices in Postharvest Care - Presenter Lynette McDougald of MSU's Plant and Soil Sciences starts off the new year with advice on best practices in care for long-lasting floral designs. She'll talk about start-to-finish design practices such as sanitation, collection, hydration and design longevity. 


  • Jan. 24 -- Four States in Ninety Days: The Appalachian Trail - Retired professor John Giesemann of the Extension Center for Technology Outreach talks about what the Appalachian Trail is really like as he shares his experiences and expertise on the trail.  


  • Jan. 31 -- Erasing Your Digital Footprints: Technology After You Die - Facebook, banking, shopping, online photos ... in this session, Andy Collins of the Extension Center Technology Outreach talks about planning ahead for what happens to our online accounts after we pass away 


    To sign up for any or all programs, contact your Extension office: 662-328-2111 (Lowndes): 662-323-5916 (Oktibbeha); or 662-494-5371 (Clay). 


    County Extension offices wanting to sign up for the video programs can do so at http://techoutreach.msucares.com/distance-education. Sign up using the online county sign up system. (From the Distance Education dropdown menu, click on the County Schedule Signup). Or, counties may email to [email protected], or call our MSU Extension.


  • Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.


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