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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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Chia Seeds - Super Food

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The Power of Prevention 2023

Do you ever think “someone should do something!” when you see or hear the mass numbers of teens involved …

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It's Time to Talk Turkey!

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National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day is October 26th and we are celebrating at the Cooperative Extension Office by offering up some …

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Fish for Brain Health

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Fun in the Sun

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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

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Navigating the Formula Shortage

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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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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 …

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