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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.

Farmers' Market Vendor Meeting

To: Franklin County Farmers’ Market Vendors From: Charles F. Mitchell, Franklin County Director Pat Walker, Farmers Market Manager As you know, it …

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Cooking for Crowds

Are you planning to prepare food for a large group of people as part of a fundraiser or another special …

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"Dine In" on December 3, 2017

The 4th Annual Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Day, “Dining In” for Healthy Families, campaign is just around the …

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Parent & Family Engagement Night

Join Franklin County Schools and Franklin County Cooperative Extension on Tuesday, December 12, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the …

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How Sweet It Is

Have you ever wondered whether those are yams or sweet potatoes on your Thanksgiving plate and just what is …

Delicious Homemade Breads

As the holiday season nears, you can begin to smell the wonderful aroma of baked goods; cakes, pies and …

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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 …

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

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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 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

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

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

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

2/14/18