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Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier, better-informed decisions. Programs range from local foods, food safety, and food preservation to gardening and environmental efforts.

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"Raining" in Mosquitoes

Recent heavy rains and flooding across many areas of the state will create many breeding areas for mosquitoes. While …

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Tasty Tuesdays Cooking Class

Class meets each Tuesday in November. Make over your holiday cooking with this hands-on cooking class. Cost …

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Low Carb Cooking Camp

Wednesday, August 16th – Friday, August 18th 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Washington County Extension Office, …

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ServSafe Class

February 23rd – 25th 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Click on the link below for the Registration …

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Oils & Vinegars Class

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:00 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Office Fee $7.00 Please RSVP by March …

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ServSafe Class

February 4th-6th, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day Exam: February 9th, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Washington County Extension Center Click on …

Vegetable Spiralizer

Vegetable Spiralizer Class

A delicious way to cut carbohydrates! Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 6:00 p.m. at Extension Office Cost: …

Apple Butter

Apple Butter Class

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Washington County Extension Office Price is $10.00 per person Call (252) 793-2163 to Register …

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ServSafe Class

September 24th – 26th 9:00 – 3:00 Test will be given on September 29th at …

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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

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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 …

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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 …

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

9/25/18Local Foods

A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …


Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

7/20/18Local Foods