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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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Time to Test Your Canner!

It’s that time of year – time to harvest the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor and preserve them …

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It’s Tomato Season!

We’re right in the middle of summer and many of us have been hard at work harvesting the fruits …

Strawberry Smoothie

June Is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month. Our dairy farmers work 365 days a year to bring us one of nature’s …

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Get Well Be Well Stay Well

Family and Consumer Science Agent, Kim Terrell, recently completed a six-week wellness series with faculty and staff at East …

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March Is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of …

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February Is Heart Month

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. But you …

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Self Care in 2021

Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you. – Katie Reed If there’s …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussel sprouts get a bad rap thanks to their bitter taste, but this winter vegetable can actually have a …

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Holiday Meal Planning

Planning your holiday menu in advance can do wonders for your budget! SNAP’s More in My Basket program recommends buying …

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The Best Christmas Gift

“If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” …

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Serve Cranberries This Thanksgiving

Fruit is often missing from the Thanksgiving table, but cranberries are a great fruit to include. Cranberries aren’t just festive, …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21
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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

6/15/21Household Pests
Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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 …

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. …

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Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …