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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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May Safe Plates Class

What is Safe Plates? Safe plates is a food safety training course developed by NC State University. Certification is based …

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2019 Small Plant Sale

Each year we sell plants to support the different local programs that we provide to the county. Below is …

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MED Instead of MEDS

Series dates are as follows: January 29, 2019 February 5, 2019 February 26, 2019 March 5, 2019 March 26, 2019 April 2, 2019 Each class will …

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Preserving the Harvest Series

Check out an upcoming series of classes Der Holcomb, Extension Agent, Family, & Consumer Science will be offering: For more …

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