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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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Cover photo for 2022 Golden Shoe Event

2022 Golden Shoe Event

Stanly County’s annual Golden Shoe Event will take place this month to encourage physical activity. Here is how to …

Cover photo for Ways to Live Well This March

Ways to Live Well This March

The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences proudly celebrates Living Well Month every year in March to …

Shop Smarter While on a Budget!

With the unexpected changes in food costs, it can be difficult to prepare healthy meals without going over the …

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Paid Internship Opportunity!!!

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Stanly County is looking to hire an intern for the Summer of 2022!!! Applications are …

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