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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.

Cover photo for Annual Somethin' Pumpkin Cooking Contest

Annual Somethin' Pumpkin Cooking Contest

Saturday, October 12, 2019 Dallas Park – Dallas, NC Over the past several years, Somethin’ Pumpkin has become a family-centered event which carries …

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Swarm Season Is Here!

Swarm season is here! A lot of people panic when they see bees. They assume “swarm” means “attack” or …

Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop

Hello Everyone, Please see information below on the Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop. Early bird registration for the workshop ends …

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Small Ruminant Workshop

Join us for a Small Ruminant Workshop on March 30, 2019, at the WNC Regional Livestock Center, Canton, NC. Cost …

National Radon Action Month - January 2019

Did You Know? Radon is: an odorless, colorless, tasteless and naturally-occurring radioactive gas. produced through natural decay of uranium found in most …

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NCECA Educational Scholarship - 2019

The North Carolina Extension & Community Association, Inc. 130 South Post Road, Suite-1 Shelby, NC 28152 December 20, 2018 To: Cleveland …

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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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Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

7/10/19

Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

Heat Stress Disorders

This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress …

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

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 …

5/23/19Local Foods

Active Aging: Making the Most Out of Life

This brief publication is intended to give you research-based information about positive possibilities for the …

5/20/19