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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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August FCS News

August-National Sandwich Month As the end of Summer approaches, and fixing school lunch boxes begins again with the start of …

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FCS News - June 2022

June Bakers Baking’s for Summer Learning, Gardeners, Camp or the Grill The summer temperatures have arrived even though we are still …

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May 2022 FCS News

May-Mental Health Month 988 Coming Soon: New Number to Call for People Facing Mental Health Crises Everyone deserves access to the …

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May is Mediterranean Diet Month

Happy International Mediterranean Diet Month A Great Time to Start Eating the Med Way! Interested in Eating the Mediterranean Way, but …

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April Is for Baking 2022

April is for Baking Soft Pretzel Month begins when you bake Bread With A Twist. You can use whole wheat …

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FCS News: March 2022

National Nutrition Month® 2022 The 2022 theme, Celebrate a World of Flavors, embraces global cultures, cuisines and inclusion, plus showcases …

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FCS News - February 2022

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who …

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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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Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

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Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

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Gleaning

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

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At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor Play and Learning

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …

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Insect Repellent Products

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

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This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

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