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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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A New Chapter

Seventeen years ago, Everett Davis introduced me as the newest Extension agent in the County; I was beginning my …

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School Lunches on the Go

With summer coming to an end and school starting soon, many of our children will be packing lunches to …

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A “FAIR” Fall Garden

I know what the outdoor thermometer says, but believe it or not, it is time to consider your fall …

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Walk With Me

This class is geared to help increase physical activity and provide motivational support through informational and activity sessions. Weekly …

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The Seasonal Shopper

There is nothing tastier than adding a fresh touch to your favorite meals! Including fresh fruits and vegetables in …

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Cooking With Fresh Herbs

Cooking summer vegetables with fresh herbs is a delicious twist on summer produce. With the Robeson County Farmers Market …

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Instant Pot for Beginners

Several dates and times available – choose the one that works for you! Explore the exciting world of Instant Pot …

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How Are You Doing…Now?

A little over a year ago, I wrote an article entitled “How are you Doing?” It seems a little …

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ServSafe Managers Food Safety

The registration fee of $125 (check or money order ONLY, made payable to N.C. Cooperative Extension of Robeson County) may …

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EFNEP Provides Solutions

Have you ever wondered how you were going to feed your family on a limited budget and with limited …

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Is Food Safety Just a Scam?

During the food safety training I held a couple of weeks ago, I was asked why food safety is …

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HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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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 …

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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. …