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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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Take Control: Reduce Added Sugars

Take Control: Reduce Added Sugars Happy Holidays! This is one of the most wonderful times of the year…there’ll be parties …

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Pickling During The Winter Season

Do you enjoy pungent, sweet-sour flavors? Pickling fruits and vegetables may just delight your taste buds. Pickling is an …

Introduction to Canning

Learn the Basics to the Art of Preserving Foods You may be thinking, Canning, this time of year!?! Yes. This …

Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables

Do you have an abundance of garden vegetables? Do you want to preserve your favorite in-season fruits and vegetables …

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4-H Cooking Up Confidence

Figure out what caused the Ice Cream Explosion, and solve other mysteries during the Cooking Up Confidence workshop. You’ll …

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Youth Strawberry Freezer Jam Online Event

Youth Strawberry Freezer Jam – Come “Jam” with us!!! Presented by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth and Richmond County Centers Home Food …

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Canner Lid Testing

Spring is here and canning is just around the corner! Canners need to be tested every year before canning season …

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Farm City Photo Contest Winners

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center has announced their Farm City Photo Contest winners. The winning photographs will …

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The Grow Box

A program of Garden fun for your family delivered to your door from North Carolina 4-H and the JC …

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