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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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2023 4-H Plant Sale

2023 Catawba County Cooperative Extension 4-H Plant Sale Orders accepted through March 1, 2023 Cash or Check only Make checks payable to Catawba County AG …

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Safe Plates Food Manager Certification

Safe Plates Food Manager Certification Class Dates Announced Soon. The class and testing will be held at the Catawba County Agricultural …

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Local Food Cooking Class

Local Food Cooking Class 2022 Registration is now open on Eventbrite.For more information please visit the Local Food Cooking …

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