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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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It's Tea Time!

N.C. Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity provider. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, N.C. Cooperative Extension will …

home food preservation classes

Home Food Preservation Classes

Upcoming Programs Prepare for fall food preservation with our upcoming classes. Registration for each class is $5, register by contacting …

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TweenSPACE Study

About TweenSPACE The aim of this study is to better understand how children’s eating behaviors are related to their sleep, …

Wilkes County Ag. Fair 2023 Information

2023 Wilkes County Agricultural Fair

Please contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Wilkes County Center you if have questions about the Exhibit Hall or Fair Catalog. …

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Eat With the Seasons

It’s winter. You’ve just purchased some strawberries at your local grocery. You get home, wash them, and settle in …

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Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

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

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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

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

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

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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 …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

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Venison Donation Programs

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

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Gleaning

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

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