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Health & Nutrition

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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Canning Workshop Offered

Canning workshop will be Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center, 103. S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, …

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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 …

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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 …

Delicious Homemade Breads

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

Farmers’ Market Special­

By: Pat Walker Franklin County Farmers’ Market Manager ­­ Just the right size for one or many. If you are cooking for one …

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Fall Into Apples

BY: Dominque Simon NC Cooperative Extension Family & Consumer Science Agent With the fall season upon us, also comes fall foods. One …

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Yoga With Goats

Yoga Programs: Classes every Saturday and Sunday! Hux Family Farm 1923 Shaw Rd, Durham, NC 27704 Instructors will lead you through a …

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Diabetes Prevention Class

News Release We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Diabetes Prevention class is now scheduled and will begin on …

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Summer Meals Program

Kids look forward to summer break as a time for fun! But for parents that rely on free or …

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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