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Closeup of a dial on a pressure canner.
Some foods must be canned using a pressure canner to kill bacteria that can cause foodborne illness.
May 17, 2024

Home canning is an economical way to preserve the bounty of your garden. This Q&A may answer some questions for you, whether you’re new to canning or you’ve been canning for years.

Tables and chairs are on a patio in a backyard garden.
May 13, 2024

Last week, I told you about the spring-blooming native plants I saw during a recent visit to the backyard gardens of Sarah Young in Tupelo.

A man holds out a fur skin for a woman to touch.
May 10, 2024

An underserved community spent a day enjoying the outdoors at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in early May as Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel hosted 20 adult residents of care homes. 
Jim McAdory, MSU Extension agent in Winston County, coordinated the May 1 event with help from several other Extension agents and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff. The goal was to allow this population to experience the outdoors, complete with a hot dog lunch at the end of the event. 

Success Stories

A woman and man seated in a side-by-side with a cattle field stretching behind them.
Volume 10 Number 1

Cruising into Madison County, you see a cultivated urban landscape full of brick edifices and manicured lawns spring up around you. Your cell phone announces your turnoff, and you comply, turning onto an older road that soon turns to gravel.

A woman smiling and holding a planter full of lettuce.
Volume 10 Number 1

Susie Harmon laughs when she relates her granddaughter’s observation of her favorite pastime.

A woman with a straw hat and round-framed glasses holding a bunch of flowers and smiling.
Volume 10 Number 1

A broken-down car on a Sunday afternoon in 1983 led two attorneys to purchase forestland in Hancock County. Forty years and about 500 acres later, La Terre Farms in Kiln has wide-ranging industries that include a holiday greenery business and cut flowers grown for florists across the Gulf Coast and New Orleans.

Watch

Plants with Purple Color, May 2024
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 5:00am
Woodland Garden, May 2024
Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 5:00am
Beautiful Backyard Garden, May 2024
Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 5:00am
Spring Blooming Native Plants, May 2024
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 5:00am
Perennials as Annuals, April 2024
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 5:00am

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