February Quick Bites help usher in new year

 

Jan Swoope

 

 

As winter's grip slackens and visions of spring stir, February Quick Bites video programs help begin the transition with topics including flowers, good soil and the digital footprint we'll leave behind in 2021. The free one-hour programs offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service provide information on a wide variety of topics via Zoom video conferencing, thanks to the pandemic, as well as to a limited number of socially-distanced participants at area county Extension offices on designated Thursdays from noon-1 p.m. Although there is no cost, participants must sign up in advance. Sessions will also be available in Bost Room 409 on the MSU campus.

 

February Quick Bites are:

 

  • Feb. 4 -- "I Love Flowers" with Lynette McDougald of MSU Plant & Soil Sciences celebrates bright, colorful flowers and foliages used in quick, easy designs.

     

     

    Register in advance for this meeting at http://msuext.ms/qb2021-02-04. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

  • Feb. 11 -- "What's in Your Soil?" with Diagnostic Lab Manager Clarissa Balbalian (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology), digs deep into prepping soil from the ground up. Balbalian will address common disease problems in the landscape and garden and how to avoid them, as well as what we might expect this spring.

     

    Register in advance for this meeting at http://msuext.ms/qb2021-02-11. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

  • Feb. 25 -- Extension Instructor Andy Collins, Center for Technology Outreach, presents "What is Your Digital Footprint?" What are we putting out there? Who is monitoring and following? How to we change our status or no longer participate? How will our accounts be managed after we die? What happens to our information we provide to online accounts? Join in to learn more about your online presence and how to best manage your space.

     

    Register in advance for this meeting at http://msuext.ms/qb2021-02-25. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

    Interested individuals should contact their county Extension office for more information. (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.

     

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