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News

Graphic with symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
August 7, 2020 - Filed Under: Health

It’s hot! And the heat isn’t just uncomfortable, it can be dangerous. Learn to recognize the signs that tell you your body is overheating.

Three plates with tortillas, fish, and a completed grilled fish taco with peach salsa on a picnic table.
August 4, 2020 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food

Fans of The Food Factor know I like spicy food, and these tacos bring the heat! What I love about this recipe is how the peach salsa has both sweet and spicy elements that enhance the flavor of the fish.

While the original recipe recommends tilapia, you can substitute Mississippi farm-raised catfish and support your local farmers!

Graphic showing kids wearing masks with tips for parents.
July 28, 2020 - Filed Under: Family, Children and Parenting, Food and Health, Health, Coronavirus

If your children are headed back to the classroom, they may be required to wear a mask. We have some tips to help you and your children get ready for this new rule.

Three students wear face masks as they sit at their desks.
July 28, 2020 - Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Family, Children and Parenting, Health, Coronavirus

Parents can help children understand how to stay healthy at school amid the COVID-19 pandemic as they prepare for the start of the academic year.

Cubed watermelon with spices and fresh mint.
July 20, 2020 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food

Every once in a while, I get the urge to try a recipe that is totally different from anything I’ve ever tasted. Fire & Ice Watermelon Salad uses sweet, cubed watermelon, but adds savory flavors and fresh mint for a unique and refreshing salad.

Success Stories

A Rural Medical and Science Scholar.
Food and Health, Rural Health
Volume 5 Number 3

When she started school in a New York kindergarten classroom and participated in her first “dress-up day,” Bridgette “Brie” Cerda-Marin chose the doctor costume.

And, in her own words: “I’ve wanted to be a doctor ever since.”

A woman wearing a blue collared jacket stands in the fruit aisle of a grocery store.
Peanuts, Irrigation, Equine, Equine Assisted Therapy Programs, The PROMISE Initiative, Nutrition, EFNEP
Volume 5 Number 2

In this "What's New in Extension," Extension agents implement better safety standards, train to deliver Mental Health First Aid, and receive national recognition. Also, new irrigation and specialists join the Extension family.

A close up shot of the gears and bottom of a fluorescent green bike parked in a parking lot.
Health and Wellness, Food and Health, Health
Volume 5 Number 1

Start small, but start today. That’s what Scott Stokes was thinking last year when he brought out his bicycle after a 12-year hiatus and started riding again. A new Mississippi State University Extension Service program encouraged him to get back on track. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

The silhouettes of two cyclists are seen in front of a blue and yellow sunrise that reflects on a lake below.
Health and Wellness, Food and Health, Health
Volume 5 Number 1

Winston 100 Wellness on Wheels cyclists ride through the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge as the sun rises over a cool fall 2018 morning.

A woman wearing a white visor, maroon shirt, jeans, and boots marks a clipboard as five cows and three calves rest under a tree.
About Extension, Beef, Marketing and Business Planning, Rural Development, Food, Food Safety, Health, Nutrition, Rural Health
Volume 4 Number 3

See what's new in Extension: Gather for First Extension Beef-Production Workshop, the Food Factor Goes Digital, Extension Professionals Share Expertise, and Extension Offers New HappyHealthy Program. 

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Your Extension Experts

Portrait of Mr. Tom Ball
Extension Associate III
Portrait of Dr. David Buys
Associate Professor
Portrait of Dr. Sylvia H. Byrd
Professor & Project Director
Portrait of Mr. Marven Cantave
Extension Agent I
Portrait of Dr. Courtney Crist
Assistant Extension Professor
Portrait of Dr. Will Evans, Jr.
Professor and Head
Portrait of Dr. Jerome Goddard
Extension Professor
Portrait of Mr. Alexis H Hamilton
Extension Agent I
Portrait of Ms. Jasmine Raniece Harris-Speight
Extension Associate II
Portrait of Ms. Anne Howard Hilbun-Benoit
Extension Instructor
Portrait of Ms. Dorothy Kenda
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Ms. Renee Matich
Extension Instructor
Portrait of Ms. Madison Chapman Payne
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Dr. Mary Nelson Robertson
Extension Associate III
Portrait of Mrs. Ann Sansing
Extension Instructor
Portrait of Dr. Jenna Schilling
Extension Associate III
Portrait of Dr. Juan L. Silva
Professor
Portrait of Ms. Masey Lynn Smith
Project Manager
Portrait of Dr. Rebecca Campbell Smith
Assistant Extension Professor
Portrait of Ms. Kelli L. Whitten
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Ms. Samantha Ann Willcutt
Regional Registered Dietitian
Portrait of Dr. J. Byron Williams
Associate Extension Professor