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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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What's Cooking?

Want to know what is going on with the Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) program over the next few …

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Crunch With Us

This October, join the Cooperative Extension offices across North Carolina by celebrating National Farm to School Month and National …

28 days to a healthy heart

Be Heart Healthy

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be …

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Wear Red Day

February makes us think of the color red – red hearts for Valentine’s Day and National Wear Red Day. National …

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Fall Prevention

We have several chances for you to attend this workshop in February in both Person & Granvilles Counties, as …

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Make Every Bite Count

Today, 60% of adults have one or more diet-related chronic disease. About 74% of adults are overweight or obese. …

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What Info Do You Need?

What information do you need from your local Family Consumer Science resource? We want to help however we can and …

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