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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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Canning: It Preserves More Than Food

Hi everyone, this is Zach Troutman, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension – Yadkin County Center. When …

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6 Signs of Happy, Healthy Chickens

Dull, lethargic, low performance. No, I’m not talking about you before your morning coffee. These are signs you may …

Fresh Herbs

Medicinal Herbs Meet & Greet

Piedmont N.C. Cooperative Extension horticulture agents are excited to start a Piedmont Medicinal Herb Growers Group. We will be kicking …

Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated This Summer

Whether it is mowing the lawn, working in the garden, baling hay, or two a day’s sports practice, we …

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It's Blueberry Pickin' Season

July is National Blueberry Month which means that it is the perfect time to venture out to local Yadkin …

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Extension Career Pathways

Cooperative Extension provides rewarding and challenging careers. Students and job seekers may want to consider the major Extension career …

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March Is Living Well Month!

Living Well with Family and Consumer Sciences March is here and are you prepared to start Living Well? The National …

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