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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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Weekday Meal Planning

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Benefits of Exercise

Emotional Benefits of Exercise We all know that exercise is extremely beneficial to our physical health, but research has also …

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More Matters

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Why is Vitamin D important?

Getting recommended amounts of vitamin D and calcium from foods will help maintain healthy bones and prevent osteoporosis. Millions …

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Celebrate World Milk Day

World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the …

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Hands-on Canning Classes

Interested in learning how to pressure can foods?? Here is a hands-on workshop for you. Food Preservation Classes N.C. Cooperative Extension, Orange …

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Canning & Air Fryer Recipe

The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Person/Granville, Caswell and Orange County Centers are also joining forces to offer two in-person, hands-on …

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Spring Break Fun Camp!

Please join us for day of fun during Granville County Public Schools Spring break! What: Healthy living workshop for youth …

Granville Small Farms Week Schedule 2023

Small Farms Week 2023

North Carolina Agriculture and Technical University (NC A&T) celebrates the 37th Annual Small Farms Week Celebration from March 27th-31st, …

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