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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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Eating Local, Farmers Market

Has your family ever wondered where their favorite foods come from, or what makes their favorite dish come to …

Dining with Diabetes

Dining With Diabetes

THIS SERIES AS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO NOT ENOUGH REGISTRANTS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A CLASS LIKE THIS …

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Fit n Fun

This muscle-strengthening program will focus on improving cardio, strength, flexibility, stamina mental wellness, and overall well being. Just increasing …

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One-Bowl Meals

Did you know one-bowl meals are a great way to build a well-balanced meal? One-bowl meals have many nutritional …

Shop Local, Eat Local Fresh local produce, protein, and value-added products Local arts and crafts vendors.

Collards, Crafts and Community 2023

All the heavy frost we have recently seen blanketing our landscapes definitely suggests winter is coming and ushering in …

turkey

Fresh or Frozen

The holidays are right around the corner and the excitement begins as we anxiously count down to the holiday …

Safe Plates for Food Managers Training Program

Safe Plates

Class: February 6 – 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exam: February 8, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Address: 455 …

Shop Local, Eat Local Fresh local produce, protein, and value-added products Local arts and crafts vendors.

A Very Local Holiday Festival

Saturday, December 2, 2023 O.P. OWENS AGRICULTURE CENTER 455 CATON ROAD LUMBERTON, NC 28359 Shop Local, Eat Local Fresh local produce, protein, …

Cover photo for Better Breakfast Month

Better Breakfast Month

Did you know September is Better Breakfast Month? Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day? This …

Cover photo for Why Use a Thermometer?

Why Use a Thermometer?

I have received several phone calls this month and last, inquiring, “Is my food safe to eat?” Many individuals …

Cover photo for Fall Into Extension

Fall Into Extension

It’s that time of year when the sweltering heat gets so bad, you’d think a chicken could lay an …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

4/3/24Local 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 …

4/3/24Local Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

4/3/24Local Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

4/3/24Local Foods
A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

4/3/24Local Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

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

4/3/24Local Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.

Gleaning

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

4/3/24Local Foods
Volunteers sort food at a food bank.

Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

4/3/24Local Foods