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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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October 2021 FCS News

​​​October – A Good Month to Practice Gratitude Think about October from the first day of the month to the …

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FCS News -May 24, 2021

We Want to Hear From You – Franklin County Community Health Needs Assessment To ensure that we are meeting the health …

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FCS News - December 21, 2020

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