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Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that help people make healthier, better-informed decisions and grow our economy. Programs cover a variety of areas from local foods and food safety to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Beat the Heat

Temperatures can reach the upper 80s, 90s and even higher in North Carolina during the summer months. The temperature …

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Celebrate Dairy Month

National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods. Celebrate Dairy Month this June …

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Prevent Lung Cancer: Test for Radon

January is National Radon Action Month. Each year upwards to 22,000 people die from radon-induced lung cancer. Roughly 54 …

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Holiday Challenge 2021

THE 2021 HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: NOVEMBER 15 – DECEMBER 31 This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is …

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♥ Happy National Heart Month ♥

Join NHLBI, The Heart Truth®, and organizations around the country on National Wear Red Day®, celebrated each year on the …

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North Carolina SNAP Update

The state of North Carolina received funds from the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 which allowed the state …

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Healthy Holiday Food Drive

Drop off donations at the Food Bank CENC at Greenville, 1712 Union St, Greenville, NC 27834 Don’t want to drop …

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Trick or Treat during a Pandemic

Debating on having your children trick or treat this year? Click below to see Dr. Benjamin Chapman, Professor and Food Safety …

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Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19

—Written By Sarah Kirby, State Program Leader for Family & Consumer Sciences & Professor Agricultural & Human Sciences NC State …

Home Canning Basics

Due to the pandemic, shelves are empty of all things canning – jars, lids, canners, pectin, tools. Many people …

Saving Milk

Here’s an article on why it’s not safe to can milk at home. — Written By Debbie Stroud, Area Specialized Agent, …

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This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

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