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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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Cover photo for 2022 Berry & Vegetable Sale Happening Now

2022 Berry & Vegetable Sale Happening Now

2022 Berry & Vegetable Sale N.C. Cooperative Extension, Madison County Center is now taking orders for strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, asparagus, …

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USDA Farm Payment Program

USDA Farm Payment Program Livestock, vegetable, fruit, nursery, Christmas tree, and other producers are eligible for financial assistance from the …

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Butchery Basics for Home Consumers

Butchery Basics for Home Consumers January 19, 2020 • 10 a.m.-noon • Online Presenters: Ross Flynn, Left Bank Butchery; Lee Menius, …

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Madison County COVID-19 Food Relief

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Madison County partnered with a local fermenting LLC to produce ferments in our N.C. Department of …

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Madison County Value Added Center

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Madison County’s new Gladiator freestanding shelving units (all six!) have been assembled and are ready …

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Saving Milk

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Pumpkin Bites and Did You Know?

Pumpkin Bites Ingredients 2 cups oats 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree 1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/4 cup pumpkin …

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