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Health & Nutrition

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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Pasture Pork Info

Pasture Pork Have you thought about raising pigs? Whether you want to raise pigs for you and your family or …

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Grants, Plants, & Webinars!

Meat & Produce Donations On behalf of N.C. Cooperative Extension in Madison County, we are grateful for the ways in …

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Food Preservation Made Easy!

Learn to preserve your own food using the most recent evidence-based information to assure a safe, quality product for …

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How Can I Donate Food?

If you’re interested in helping those in need with meat and produce from the farm, the information below has …

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Farmer Resources in COVID-19

Farmer Resources COVID-19 NEW Produce Availability Service To Growers The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is aware that farmers have seen …

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Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

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Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

10/21/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20
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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

9/23/20
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At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor Play and Learning

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …

7/29/20