International Women’s Day Tea and Floral Design

International Women’s Day Tea and Floral Design

In recognition of International Women’s Day, MSU Coastal Research & Extension Center is offering a program on Tuesday, March 8, from 1:00-4:30 p.m.  The program highlights the art and science of tea and includes talks/demonstrations on:

  • Japanese Tea Ceremony, Chieko Iwata, Japanese cultural artist in residence, MSU School of Human Sciences
  • Tea production in Mississippi, Judson LeCompte, MSU Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Ikebana, the art of Japanese floral design, Jim DelPrince MSU Coastal


Please share the information with any persons or groups who may be interested.


Online registration is available at, Programs, Floral Design, Floral Enthusiast. tea flyer

MSU workshop teaches grape pruning basics


MSU workshop teaches grape pruning basics

STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites grape growers in the state to a pruning workshop to be held Feb. 3 in Beaumont.

The event will cover the basics of vine anatomy and pruning techniques for bunch grapes and muscadines. After the presentations, in-field demonstrations will show participants correct pruning techniques. Novice and seasoned growers are invited to attend.

The event will be held at the MSU Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no cost to attend, and no preregistration is required. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather expected, as part of the workshop will be spent outdoors.

The Beaumont Horticultural Unit is located at 478 Highway 15 in Beaumont. Contact Eric Stafne at 601-403-8939 or for more information.