FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act Seminar

Introducing  The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) To Mississippi’s Produce Industry Dates:   March 27, 2013; April 5, 2013; April 26, 2013 Time:  10:00 AM — NOON Location: Coastal Research and Extension Center 1815 Popps Ferry Road Biloxi, MS 39532 Contact:  Dr. Barakat Mahmoud (bmahmoud@ext.msstate.edu) For more information and registration see link below. FSMA Brochure

Pathways2Possibilities

I have been asked to serve as the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Pathfinder for the 2013 Pathways to Possibilities Career Expo to be held in Biloxi November 13th  and 14th.  I have included more info on P2P below. I need your help!  I am looking for individuals to Sponsor our pathway (sponsorship levels are…

This is a great opportunity to buy native plants for your home landscape!

Out and About in East Biloxi

Today is a beautiful day on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!  I was fortunate enough this morning to get out and spend some time in the community of East Biloxi. My first stop was the Early Head Start Center at Moore Community House.  I did two vegetable tasting programs with 8 classes of 3 and 4…

Originally posted on Mississippi Fruit and Nut Blog:
I often get requests to go to a farm and see about a certain problem or issue that has cropped up.  I am happy to do this as it is part of my job.  But, sometimes on these visits I hear the comment that, “my tax dollars…

Gulf Coast Garden and Patio Show

Last weekend, I attended the Gulf Coast Garden and Patio Show at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.  There was a lot of cool stuff to see!  One of my favorites was a container garden display.  I fell in love with this adorable fairy garden in a galvanized tub!   There were lots of great plants…

Food Banks are now on MarketMaker!

Food Banks are now in MarketMaker! As of early February, food banks can now register in MarketMaker! If you are an extension agent and your county has a food bank, get them registered on MarketMaker. In addition, food businesses can now select an option if they are willing to donate food to food banks and…