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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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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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Take Control

The Eat Smart, Move More, Take Control curriculum is coming to Granville County this spring. The program is an …

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Decode Nutrition Labels

Learning how to read and understand nutrition food labels can help you figure out which foods and beverages are …

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Prioritizing Me in 2023

During this time of year, many people make resolutions to improve their health but they often fail because they …

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Make Resolutions that Stick

Many people start off the New Year with a resolution, typically around some sort of self-improvement aspect that they …

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Extension at Home

“Extension At Home” is a series of virtual workshops that will be held at 11:00 a.m. (EST) on the …

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Maintain, Don't Gain

Every year, Americans gain on average of 5 pounds per year and most do not lose it. Losing weight …

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Holiday Gifts From the Kitchen

One of the best gifts to give someone is a homemade gift. Making food-related gifts for your friends and …

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Lighten Up Your Leftovers

One of the great things about the holidays is there is usually plenty of leftovers, which can be a …

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Be Safe This Holiday

As we head into Thanksgiving, it is important to remind everyone that Thanksgiving can be one of the most …

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This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

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Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

3/2/23Local Foods
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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

3/2/23Local Foods
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Venison Donation Programs

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3/2/23Local Foods
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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

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