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Conversations about Coronavirus: Interview with Cardeysha Ward

David Buys interviews 4-H Master Wellness volunteer Cardeysha Ward, from Hinds County, about the impact of the coronavirus on young people. Cardeysha shares the struggles she and her friends have faced, the ways they stay connected and support each other, and what adults can do to help.


Conversations about Coronavirus: Interview with Wayne Madkin

Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, talks about COVID-19 in the African-American community with Wayne Madkin, business leader and former standout Mississippi State quarterback.


Conversations about Coronavirus: Mayor George Flaggs of Vicksburg, MS

Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, talks about COVID-19 with Mayor George Flaggs of Vicksburg, MS.


Signs of Stress and Ways to Cope

Dr. Mary Nelson Robertson, Extension Associate in the Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion Department, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to discuss signs of stress and ways to cope.


14-Day Meal Plan

Tess Clancy and Lisa Nunier, Dietetic Interns at Mississippi State University, join Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to go over the details of what a 14-day meal plan looks like. 


Natasha Haynes talks slowing down the spread of the Coronavirus

Natasha Haynes, host of the Food Factor for MSU Extension Service, shares tips on staying safe when it come to COVID-19.


Dr. Gary Bachman on COVID-19

Dr. Gary Bachman, host of Southern Gardening for MSU Extension Service, shares personal thoughts and tips on COVID-19.


Ways to Stay Healthy While at the Grocery Store

Dr. Courtney Crist, Extension Food Safety Specialist, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to discuss food concerns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Ways to Engage Your Children When Confined to the Home

Dr. Alisha Hardman, Extension Family Life & Evaluation Specialist, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to discuss ways to engage your children when confined to the home. 


Simple Steps to Stay Healthy

Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, discussed simple says to stay healthy.


How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus

Melissa Tenhet, a child development expert, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to discuss how we can talk to children about the coronavirus. 


Understanding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Terminology

Dr. Will Evans, Professor and Head of the MSU Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion Department, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to discuss the terminology being used when discussing the Coronavirus.  


Who is at Risk for the Coronavirus?

Dr. Cliff Story, Executive Director of MSU Health Services, joins Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension State Health Specialist, to talk about the facts regarding the Coronavirus. 


How to Recognize Credible Coronavirus Information

Dr. David Buys, MSU Extension Health Specialist, goes over the ways to recognize a credible online source.


Hand Washing Demonstration

Natasha Haynes demonstrates the proper technique for washing your hands.

 

 
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A black jack-o-lantern mask, bottle of sanitizer, and two pumpkins on a wooden backdrop.
Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Health, Coronavirus October 16, 2020

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in everyone’s plans. Creating a sense of normalcy while keeping safety measures in mind can be challenging. Just because the holidays aren’t traditional this year doesn’t mean they can’t be fun and memorable.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Catfish, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Specialty Crop Production, Coronavirus September 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will accept applications for assistance from agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.Sign-up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 -- CFAP 2 -- begins Sept. 21 and runs through Dec. 11, 2020. The program is open to producers of row crops, livestock, aquaculture, dairy and specialty crop commodities.

An assortment of litter retrieved from a watershed displayed on a wooden dock.
Filed Under: Coronavirus, Places for Wildlife, Natural Resources, Waste Management, Water, Wildlife, Urban and Backyard Wildlife September 17, 2020

Are you tired of seeing used masks and gloves dropped in the parking lot at the grocery store? Me, too!

“Pandemic litter” is a relatively new problem, but pollution is nothing new. I grew up watching the ad that admonished, “Give a hoot, don’t pollute!”

Battling the coronavirus requires the use of some single-use items, but they don’t have to end up on the ground!

Here are three tips to help keep Mississippi beautiful!

An assortment of litter retrieved from a watershed displayed on a wooden dock.
Filed Under: Coronavirus, Places for Wildlife, Natural Resources, Waste Management, Water, Wildlife, Urban and Backyard Wildlife September 10, 2020

Increased littering of single-use items related to the novel coronavirus pandemic, including masks, gloves, and disinfecting wipes, has troubling consequences for the environment.
When trash is not properly disposed of, it makes its way into watersheds, where it travels by water flow from rivers and streams into the ocean.

Young couple using digital tablet together
Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Family, Health, Coronavirus September 1, 2020

Parents welcoming a newborn in the COVID-19 era face potentially tough decisions regarding family visits after delivery.

Success Stories

Two men standing in a row crop.
Agriculture, Crops, Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

Variety trials exemplify Extension’s service to growers through pandemic

For 10 years, a small portion of Moody Farms in Tishomingo County has been sectioned off for cotton variety trial plots. That streak continued in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health and Wellness, Community, Health, AIM for CHangE, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

Lexington coalition organizes food giveaway amid pandemic

When the Guardian (U.S. edition) released its article “In the poorest county, in America’s poorest state, a virus hits home: ‘Hunger is rampant’” in early April 2020, a local coalition in Holmes County had already organized to create a food pantry in Lexington.

A young boy wearing a NASA sweatshirt stands on a sidewalk holding a camera by his side.
4-H, Join 4-H, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

4-H’er creates instructional video

4-H’ers learn by doing, pandemic or no pandemic. So, even though Aaron Lampley could not meet with the Winston County Photography Club, he could leverage technology to increase his own skills and share his expertise with other photo enthusiasts.

A smiling woman holding a tablet stands outside in front of a flagpole.
Community, City and County Government, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

Extension supports city clerks during pandemic

Many things about the way Jo Ann Robbins did her job changed when coronavirus hit.

“The COVID-19 pandemic impacted my work and my personal life in ways I never dreamed possible” 

A smiling young girl wearing an orange shirt sits on a ledge in front of flowers.
4-H, Join 4-H, Leadership and Citizenship, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

4-H’er uses tech to unite club, serve community

Not many teens—or adults, for that matter—know the ins and outs of Robert’s Rules of Order, but 17-year-old Chasity Moses is making a habit of knowing and doing things that set her apart.

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