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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.

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

CLEANING AND DISINFECTION Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces. Cleaning followed …

handwashing

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Washing your …

Mediterranean diet

Med Instead of Meds

Eating like those who live in the Mediterranean region has been shown to promote health and decrease the risk …

Mediterranean Cooking Classes

Three Part Series May 2, 9, & 16 The most recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans includes the Healthy Mediterranean-Style …

What's in Season?

As our roadside stands and tailgate markets start to open up for the season keep an eye out for …

Cover photo for February Is American Heart Month!

February Is American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month! While some may have visions of chocolate hearts, boxes of candy, valentines and candy …

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This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

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COVID-19 General Guidance for Retail Food Environments

This factsheet offers guidance for retail establishments during a viral respiratory outbreak, like the coronavirus …

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COVID-19 and Other Viral Respiratory Illnesses: Preventative Measures

This factsheet offers practical guidelines for keeping yourself healthy during a viral respiratory outbreak like …

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Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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. …

2/19/20

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

2/12/20For Safety's Sake

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

2/11/20For Safety's Sake
Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …