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Health & Nutrition

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.

Cover photo for Farm City Week Banquet

Farm City Week Banquet

November 26, 2019, at the Catawba County Country Club from 5:30–9 p.m. Ticket sales end Tuesday, November 19. More information on …

Veggie Hacks

Lately, in conversations around our home, my children have been discussing “hacks.” Not really sure what that meant, they …

Cover photo for 2019 Catawba County Local Food Guide

2019 Catawba County Local Food Guide

Mobile friendly website is now open. https://catawbacountyfood.weebly.com/ Printable pdf 2019 Catawba County Local Food Guide printable …

What Is FCS?

Hello! My name is Andrea Sherrill and I am the new Family & Consumer Sciences Agent for N.C. Cooperative …

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This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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