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Agritourism and Local Foods Lunch Break Webinars

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Week 1

Session 1 (August 17)
5 Things Your Agritourism Website Should Include

James Barnes

Session 2 (August 18)
Adapting Your Business and Decision Making in a Changing Marketplace

Rachael Carter

Session 3 (August 19)
Social Media and Marketing

Lauren Colby Nickels

Session 4 (August 20)
Developing Food Product Labels

Courtney Crist

Session 5 (August 21)
MDAC – Resources for Farmers Markets

Purvie Green

Week 2

Session 6 (August 24)
Farm Financial and Production Recordkeeping

Elizabeth Canales

Session 7 (August 25)
Mississippi Cottage Food Law (with Updates)

Courtney Crist

Session 8 (August 26)
Using Digital Payment Options

Lauren Colby Nickels

Session 9 (August 27)

Rusty W. Rumley

Session 10 (August 28)
Switching to Direct Sales – What Producers Need to Consider

Kim Morgan



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Buckets of peppers stand on a table at a market.
Filed Under: Farmers Markets, Community May 21, 2024

One of summertime’s treats in the South is the prevalence of farmers markets, community social events that allow shoppers to leave with a variety of fresh, local fruits, vegetables and other goods.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture, Local Flavor, Specialty Crop Production, Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Floral Design January 29, 2024

BILOXI, Miss. -- Floral enthusiasts and business owners can learn from a professional floral designer during an upcoming design demonstration and workshop hosted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Rachel Bond, a Pass Christian floral designer, will showcase her floral design style using diverse plant materials and traditional stylings.

Rows of lettuce
Filed Under: Greenhouse Tomatoes, Specialty Crop Production July 31, 2023

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Vegetable growers soon will have two chances to learn about managing pests on produce in greenhouses and high tunnels.

Success Stories

Sunset over a brick downtown filled with people milling about.
Volume 10 Number 1

National Rice Month doesn’t just offer rice producers an opportunity to celebrate—it gives them the chance to enjoy the cooked and served finished products, too! There was something for everyone in Merigold on the third Thursday of September at the annual rice celebration in Bolivar County: Rice Fest.

Downtown lights shining along the sidewalk.
Volume 9 Number 3

The Excellence in Tourism Leadership Program is training volunteers, employees, and board members involved in Mississippi’s tourism sector and related organizations as they build networks with fellow tourism professionals.

: A man with a blue cap and glasses grabbing a blue bag of coffee for a blonde, smiling woman.
Volume 9 Number 2

Bricks to Clicks provides free, low-cost, and easy-to-use marketing resources to help small businesses grow their audiences and income. Free marketing resources include a website course, one-on-one coaching, webinars, podcasts, a blog, and a bimonthly newsletter. With these marketing resources, business owners can get personalized guidance backed by decades of marketing experience to drive online awareness and engagement to increase sales.

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Your Extension Experts

Portrait of Dr. James Newton Barnes
Extension Professor
Portrait of Dr. Rachael Carter
Extension Specialist II
Portrait of Dr. Christine E. Coker
Extension/Research Professor
Portrait of Dr. Courtney Crist
Associate Extension Professor
Portrait of Ms. Elizabeth Powell Gregory North
Extension Instructor
Portrait of Dr. Ben Posadas
Extension/Research Professor
Portrait of Dr. Juan L. Silva
Portrait of Dr. Eric Stafne
Extension/Research Professor
Portrait of Dr. Jeff Wilson
Assistant Professor