September 26, 2020 10:59:51 PM
Decorating with fall colors, ag scholarships and seasonal slow cooker meals headline Quick Bites programs offered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service in October. The interactive video conferences are provided free to those who sign up to watch at county Extension offices, or via Zoom. These programs inspired by fall foliage, cooler temperatures and a time of holiday connections with family and friends are held from noon-1 p.m. on designed Thursdays each month. In-person attendance capacity at county Extension offices is guided by current COVID-19 health guidelines.
Interested individuals need to register for each program and will receive the program link automatically after registering.
n Oct. 8 -- "The Colors of Fall" features Lynette McDougald of MSU's Plant & Soil Sciences on creating fall floral designs inspired by the colors and events of the season. Register in advance for this meeting at https://msstateextension.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpf-2urDMiHN0Vt4DfnvN8kXWKejhjy6-r. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
n Oct. 22 -- In "The Mississippi Women for Agriculture Scholarship Program," president Sandra Alesich talks about how the organization supports women pursuing agricultural and ag-releated degrees and how to apply. Register in advance at https://msstateextension.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuceyvqTIvHdIZ0mNc3dNX2QlAbMBnf801. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
n Oct. 29 -- Rankin County Extension Agent Natasha Haynes presents "Easy Slow Cooker Meals You Can Prep in 30 Minute or Less." Just dump in ingredients and a few hours later, enjoy a great meal. Register in advance for this meeting at https://msstateextension.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtc-GurTopGNEbOaJhkwesAc7M8FqBW3lL. You will receive confirmation email containing information about joining the session.
County Extension offices may sign up via the Zoom registration link if they plan to host a program within their office area according to the current face-to-face numbers and meeting space guidelines.
Or, counties may make the registration link available to their clients for the individual client to view the programs from their personal computers.
For more information, contact the appropriate county Extension office. In Lowndes County, 662-328-2111; Oktibbeha County, 662-323-5916; Clay County, 662-494-5371.
Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.