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Avoiding Scams

Scammers have been taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic in attempt to trick people into giving up their hard earned money. In …

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Saving for Emergencies

This past year alone taught us all that we must be prepared and ready for the unexpected. While we …

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Stay Safe During Power Outages!

Winter storms can bring extreme cold temperatures, freezing rain, snow, as well as ice. Power outages can also occur. …

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Farm Transition Tactics

William Hamilton is a 15-year veteran dealing with farmland in North Carolina, specializing in a wide array of issues …

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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

As the temperature falls, older adults are at greater risk for weather-related health conditions and illnesses, such as hypothermia …

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Emergency Car Kit for Winter

Growing up, my father always stressed the importance of being prepared for emergencies. He would say “If you stay …

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Summer Intern Position Available

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center is accepting applications for a 4-H Summer Intern. Applications are welcome from NC State …

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New Organic Lawn Care Guide

We have posted a new “Organic Lawn Care Guide” publication. Natural or “organic” methods of lawn care can provide …

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Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

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Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

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Figure 1. Mosquito life cycle.

Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …


Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Toilet Learning

This publication describes how to recognize a child's readiness for toilet learning and how parents …


Tips on Dealing With Stress

This publication offers tips on dealing with stress.