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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.

Local Farm Products

Local Farm Products

If you are having trouble finding things at the grocery store or would like to support your local farmers, …

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COVID-19 Infosheets

Here are a few info sheets to assist you as we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and move …

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Radical Roots: Sweetpotatoes

Often referred to as the “Orange Superfood”, the sweetpotato is an integral part of the American diet. From casseroles …

Rowan County Pullet Project Flyer

Rowan County Pullet Project

The Rowan County Pullet Project is an opportunity for youth (ages 5-18 as of January 1) to learn more …

Blueberry Field Day Flyer

Blueberry Field Day

Please join us for a hands-on pruning demonstration. When: Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 1–4 p.m. Where: Elium Berry Farm, 2080 …

Winter Hemp Meeting Flyer

Winter Hemp Meeting

Please join us for a winter hemp meeting on December 16, 2019, at 9 a.m. at the Rowan County …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

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

5 days ago

COVID-19 General Guidance for Retail Food Environments

This factsheet offers guidance for retail establishments during a viral respiratory outbreak, like the coronavirus …

6 days ago

COVID-19 and Other Viral Respiratory Illnesses: Preventative Measures

This factsheet offers practical guidelines for keeping yourself healthy during a viral respiratory outbreak like …

2 weeks ago
Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2/19/20

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

2/12/20For Safety's Sake

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

2/11/20For Safety's Sake
Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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