Our society’s foundation is the family. North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides families with research-based answers to day-to-day challenges. Extension educators are ready with answers on controlling household insects, protecting well-water, managing family budgets, helping families improve their eating habits, and dealing with the issues related to early childhood, parenting and aging. Visit our Families portal to access our web-based resources and learn more about our programs.
Many have heard of the Energy Star program that helps consumers identify energy efficient appliances, equipment, building products, and homes. Not all, however, know that there is a similar program that helps to MORE »– from Family and Consumer Science Program
Take the pledge to conserve water! Complete the survey to identify ways that you could save an additional 40 gallons of water each day. There are indoor and outdoor strategies. Boost your county’s MORE »– from Gardening
A variety of hazards exist in homes and they can be the source of or a contributing factor to a number of illnesses and injuries. Unhealthy homes expose families to environmental hazards including MORE »– from Family and Consumer Science Program
In April of 2011, North Carolina experienced its largest tornado out break ever. Spring is a time when there is a greater threat for severe weather and tornadoes, not only in our state, MORE »– from Family and Consumer Science Program
Are artificial sweeteners safe? What is the difference between organic and conventional milk? To answer these questions and more, tune into our FREE Nutrition Decision webinar. Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and MORE »– from Family and Consumer Science Program
A monthly celebration of local food + community Through monthly exhibitions, showcases, events and demos community members can explore new ways to engage with and support local food. If you are not from MORE »– from Gardening