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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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Collards Anyone?

Here’s why you should cook up collard greens often: they are so nutritionally virtuous it’s like putting money in …

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the most labor intensive vegetables to cultivate, unfortunately that makes it one of the least …

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Ferment On!

Sue Estridge, Extension Agent Family and Consumer Sciences ~ Yancey and Madison Counties Have you ever wanted to learn to Ferment …

Farm with Silo

Small Farms Food Drive

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Madison County Center, in association with N.C. A&T State University, is hosting a food …

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Scale Calibration Day

Date: February 15, 2021 Location: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Madison County 258 Carolina …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

1 week agoLocal Foods
4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

1 week agoLocal Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

1 week agoLocal Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

1 week agoLocal Foods
Volunteers sort food at a food bank.

Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

1 week agoLocal Foods
A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

1 week agoLocal Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

1 week agoLocal Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.

Gleaning

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

1 week agoLocal Foods