The gift of giving

This time of year, we often hear the phrase:  “the gift of giving.”  I believe that giving truly is a gift.  I have been so fortunate to work with generous people and amazing organizations over the past year.  Along the way, I have also made some special friendships! In one of my volunteer capacities, I…

Lunch & Learn with Wayne Porter

The Third Thursday ‘Lunch and Learn’ Home Gardening Workshop Series began in 2011 as a means to provide educational opportunities.  These workshops are designed to give gardeners in-depth knowledge of a particular garden topic. Hopefully, this will translate into more desirable home gardens and landscapes. Live programs start at 12:05 in the Lauderdale County Extension…

Farm to School MS Market Ready Training

Farm to School Mississippi Market Ready Training Mississippi State University is offering several one-day Mississippi Market Ready Training events throughout the state to help business owners capitalize on the “buy local” movement. The training includes discussions on current food policy legislation, building relationships with restaurant managers and chefs, proper packaging and labeling, marketing strategies, pricing…

Good Agricultural Practices Workshops (and they’re FREE)

 Fruit and vegetable growers can learn techniques to make their produce safer for the consumer during one of four upcoming Mississippi State University workshops. Specialists with the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will conduct four separate workshops across the state on developing and implementing good agricultural practices and good…