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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.

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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 …

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2018 Strawberry Festival

The Annual Franklin County Strawberry Festival will take place Friday, May 4, at the Franklin County Farmer’s Market Shelter …

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Canning Workshop Offered

Canning workshop will be Thursday, April 26, at Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 103. S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, beginning at 6 …

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Our Spring 2018 newsletter has informative articles, dates of upcoming workshops, meetings, and events that we hope will be …

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 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

7/20/18Local Foods

Insect Repellent Products

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

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 …

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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 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 …

4/18/18Local Foods

Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

4/9/18
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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