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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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EFNEP Cooks

' Tis the Season!

‘Tis the season! For what, you might ask? For summer and fall programs here at the Cooperative Extension Office! The …

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Live My Best Life Now!

Join us for a fun and engaging short-term program designed for teens to learn more about healthy living! Register …

Summer Camps

EFNEP Summer Camps

It’s that time of year again…school’s almost over, which means it’s time for summer camps! The Expanded Food and Nutrition …

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Pest Alert - Ticks in the Landscape

Although there are several ticks that parasitize people and animals, the deer tick is the most concerning. Ixodes (Deer) ticks …

Kitchen and Pantry Health Day

Kitchen & Pantry Health Days!

We seem to take care of everyone and everything these days, but have you ever considered taking care of …

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You're Invited to EFNEP Classes!

It’s officially spring in Henderson County, so we’re seeing new things every day: new buds on the trees, new …

Vanilla

A Little Bit Vanilla

Cultivated in hot climates with high heat and high humidity, vanilla is second only to saffron in terms of …

Scrapple

National Scrapple Day

While scrapple can claim roots in Germany, the regional dish as it is known today is distinctly American. Pan …

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National Sandwich Day

One of the questions I often ask when getting to know someone is, “what meal would you pick if …

Chocolate

National Chocolate Day

Cacao is nothing short of a magical bean with over 600 flavor profiles, once used by the Aztecs as …

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