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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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Hemp License Still Required

1/15/2019 – The new 2018 Farm Bill does NOT change the requirement for NC hemp growers to have a …

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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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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

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Venison Donation Programs

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4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.

Gleaning

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

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A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

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Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

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