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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier, better-informed decisions. Programs range from local foods, food safety, and food preservation to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Canning Your Vegetables Safely

Many people are returning to home canning or joining the movement for the first time. Unfortunately, many are making …

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Buy Local, Buy Fresh

The gardens are planted and summer is fast approaching! That means fresh vegetables. Recently, I have been visiting local …

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The Truth About Fats

Most children do not worry about fat in their diet. In fact, children in general do not care or …

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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys

Date: Thursday, May 23 Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Central United Methodist Church, Conference Room (Located …

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Safe Freezing

Recently, I have received a lot of questions asking about food safety in the freezer. Freezing is a great, …

Katie Rangel, FCS Agent

The Wonderful Watermelon

I’m going to devote the entirety of this news article to a beautiful, bright red summer fruit called the …

'Tis the Season for Canning

by Katie Rangel, Extension Agent, FCS Martha Stewart is excited about it and I know you are to. I’m talking …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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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 …

7/20/18Local Foods

Insect Repellent Products

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

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

Phytophthora leaf blight and root rot is a devastating disease which causes a leaf blight …

Sources of Goldenseal Seeds, Plants or Roots

This publication offers a list of companies and nurseries that carry goldenseal seeds or plants …

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Venison Donation Programs

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

4/18/18Local Foods
4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

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

4/18/18Local Foods

Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

4/9/18
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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

2/28/18