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Health & Nutrition

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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Radical Roots: Sweetpotatoes

Often referred to as the “Orange Superfood”, the sweetpotato is an integral part of the American diet. From casseroles …

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2020 Forsyth 4-H Plant Sale

Forsyth County 4-H is taking orders for their annual Plant Sale, now through February 14, 2020. Plants will be …

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Making Feed A-Z

Want to know how ingredients become animal food? We’ve added video content to show you how it all comes …

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Join Us for the Spring Gardening Symposium!

Come gain new information, resources, and connections for a successful gardening season. Spring Gardening Symposium Saturday, March 23, 2019 1–6 p.m. Please come …

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Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

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Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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