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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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Med instead of Meds

Med Instead of Meds Classes

Beginning September 22nd, we will be falling into good eating habits by exploring a research based program, Med Instead …

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Fish for Brain Health

Can you remember the last time you had fish for dinner? If you can’t recall, it could be more …

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Fun in the Sun

Our relationship with the sun is complex. The sun provides us with Vitamin D, a much-needed nutrient that assists …

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Food Preservation Workshops Offered

We are offering a series of Food Preservation Workshops this summer! Learn food safety, proper canning techniques, use and care …

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June 7th Is World Food Safety Day

Did you know, unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances causes more than 200 diseases. Food safety …

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Mental Health Awareness

Trying to tell the difference between expected behaviors and what could be the signs of a mental illness isn’t …

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Navigating the Formula Shortage

News Release United States Lactation Consultant Association May 14, 2022 Navigating the US Formula Shortage: A Safe Approach The birth of a …

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Food Allergy Awareness Week 2022

May 8-14, 2022 is National Food Allergy Awareness Week. Food Allergies are caused when your body’s immune system reacts negatively …

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Dial Gauge Canner Testing

Don’t you just love all of the great fresh fruits and vegetables that are part of summer? Whether you are …

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Pumpkins for Pumpkin Pie

With the holidays fast approaching, there are folks out there who are making plans for pumpkin pies. Canned pumpkin …

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Eat Med in May

Whether you’re preparing a meal at home or dining out, the foods you choose can make a real difference. …

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Handling Raw Chicken Safely

Chicken is a versatile and affordable source of lean protein, making it very popular among both beginner and advanced …

March Is Living Well Month

Raising kids, eating right, spending smart, living well—that’s the theme of a national Living Well Campaign that is being …

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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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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

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

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A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

9/8/22Local Foods
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Gleaning

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

9/8/22Local Foods
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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 …

9/8/22

Mold Testing

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

8/18/22