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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 …

Fall 2018 Healthy Family Newsletter

Want to know what’s happening with Family and Consumer Sciences in Macon County? Julie Sawyer, Area Extension Agent, Family …

Mosquito Control Around the Home

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities. They may transmit disease organisms to …

Pesticide Disposal Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Macon County, will hold a pesticide disposal/collection day in cooperation with the N.C. Department of …

2018 4-H Spring Plant Sale

Each year Macon County 4-H sells great fruit and berry plants to our families and the community. Our Annual …

Apple Grafting Workshop

The Macon County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold a grafting workshop on Tuesday, March 13. The class …

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Soup, the Ultimate One Pot Meal

When the outside temperature dips to 8°F, I know it’s time for the ultimately easy one pot meal…. SOUP. …

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Your Water Supply: Well Construction and Protection

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Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

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