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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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2022 Fall 4-H Plant Sale

Our 4-H Fall Plant Sale starts today! Order now through October 20, 2022! You may place your oder by …

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Volunteer Apprication Dinner

We love our volunteers and could not do what we do without you! Please join us for dinner on …

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2022 LIFT Program This August

L.I.F.T. aka Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together is our 16 session research-based fitness program. We will be offering this …

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SNAP-Ed Newsletter!

Check out our latest SNAP-Ed Newsletter. Each month we will highlight one of our SNAP educators and the program …

Cover photo for 2022 L.I.F.T. Exercise Program

2022 L.I.F.T. Exercise Program

We are looking at bringing back the L.I.F.T. Program!!! L.I.F.T. or Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together is our research-based strength …

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Cooking With Herbs - June 2022

COOKING WITH HERBS AT THE STANLY COUNTY SENIOR CENTER We enjoyed our Cooking with Herbs Class at the Stanly County Senior …

Boiling Water Bath

We had our first Boiling Water Bath Canning Class of the year on April 20th. We covered the basics …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

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People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

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Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

1 day agoLocal Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.

Gleaning

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

1 day agoLocal Foods
A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

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Volunteers sort food at a food bank.

Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

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trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

1 day agoLocal Foods