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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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Kids Day At the Market

First Saturday of the Month May through October 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kids Day At the Market, presented by NC Cooperative …

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Be a Farmers Market Ambassador?

Interested in Becoming a Market Ambassador? Nash County Farmers Market is seeking volunteer seasonal Farmers Market Ambassadors to join our …

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Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Grow. Cook. Eat. Application Opens is Monday, June 3, 2019 Application Deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Interview Date is Friday, August 9, …

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Empowering Youth and Families Program

Empowering Youth and Families Program 12 Week Series Begins March 21st Meetings will be held at the First United Methodist Church …

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Extension Connections Newsletter

Hot off the press . . . Winter 2019 Extension Connections Newsletter – see link below. Winter 2019 Extension …

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Cooking Under Pressure

Do you have an electric pressure cooker or plan to get one and are not sure how to use …

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Calling All Nash County 4-H Supporters!

Enjoy Gourmet Roasted Nuts and Confections While Supporting 4-H! Order Online! Simply go online to Peanut.com and place your order by using …

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2018 Summer Extension Connections Newsletter

2018 Summer Edition of Extension Connections In This Issue Research and Extension Works Shaping Our Future Leaders Summer Livestock Updates Tobacco Tour 2018 Wet Weather Fallout 2018 …

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"Raining" in Mosquitoes

Recent heavy rains and flooding across many areas of the state will create many breeding areas for mosquitoes. While …

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Summer Canning Series

MORE DATES ADDED! See Below Learn to Safely Preserve Your Summer Vegetables One of the things I love most about summer is …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

4/3/19

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 …

3/27/19Local Foods

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2/5/19Local Foods
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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 …

1/29/19Local 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? …

12/5/18
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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
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Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …