Floral design is a rewarding and fun way to be creative with flowers and accessories. Programs within this category are typically just a few hours in duration. They offer educational information and often, hands-on practice creating a floral arrangement. Floral Enthusiast workshops are available throughout the year at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center. Register for classes.
Click here for a list of counties that have agents and MSU Extension volunteers who have received floral design training. They can offer demonstrations and/or workshops on topics such as design principles and how to make a bow, a seasonal wreath, and a fresh floral arrangement. Check with your local Extension office to find out if workshops are available in your area.
Master Floral Designer
Master Floral Designers learn all the basics of floral design, including proper care and use of fresh flowers, dried flowers and numerous mechanics and accessories. Discover and understand what makes a floral design beautiful! This statewide program is offered in two formats, face-to-face at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, or a hybrid version with both video and face-to-face formats. Both of these formats are identical and maximize learning of design principles and elements, basic floral designs, care and handling information and much more. The MFD Program is open to beginners, including consumers, professional florists, and producers. Professional florists will find the program helpful in training new employees. All will find it both educational and enjoyable. Register for classes.
This program is designed for those who arrange and sell flowers for a profit. If you are engaged in floral business—or aspire to be—these classes are for you. Register for classes.
Never grow a flower for commercial sale until you are sure where it will sell! Mississippi is a verdant state, ripe for the production of cut ornamental foliage and flowers, and demand for them is high. MSU Extension floral programs highlight the features and benefits of Mississippi-grown flowers and greenery, offering programs that pull these products through the marketplace. For more information, contact Dr. Jim DelPrince (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel were honored in February for their work in support of horticultural science.
Can we all take a moment to appreciate our county Extension agents? Llike everyone else, the way they did their job turned upside down due to COVID-19. They went from hosting events in their respective counties to using social media to share information and ideas with the public.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Two online workshops this fall will help floral enthusiasts create seasonal designs for their homes.
Jim DelPrince, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will present the “Fresh Fall Floral Design” course Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon and “Deck the Halls! Swag, Centerpiece and Garland” Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The 2020 Fall Flower & Garden Fest will be a virtual, educational event this year.
When Jim DelPrince became a horticulture specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, his goal was to get flowers in the hands of Mississippians.