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Turkey Talking 101

When Benjamin Franklin suggested the wild turkey as our national bird, he obviously noticed its fascinating characteristics and appeal. …

Fall Display at the Macon County Fair 2019

2020 Macon County Fair

Here in Macon County, The Macon County Fair is an event that we all look forward to in September. …

COVID-19 Food Safety Resources

The following resources provide best practices for preparing for COVID-19 and managing risk for individuals at home and for …

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

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

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COVID-19 Preventative Measures

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

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Holiday Gifts

Giving a special gift of food during the holidays is a great way to put your home food preservation …

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The Art of Fermentation

The Art of Fermentation is designed for anyone interested in learning more about safely fermenting at home. We will …

Adult Sewing Classes

Several Adult Sewing Classes have been scheduled over the next two months. Julie Sawyer, Area Extension Agent, Family and …

Lady Bird Beetle

Lady Bird Beetles

I mention these insects every year and many of you probably know everything I could tell you about them. …

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow bees often seen hovering around the eaves of a house, wooden fences, …

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Poultry 101 Class

The Macon County Poultry Club will present a Poultry 101Class on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10 a.m.–noon at …

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