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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 Big Dreams Small Farms Series

Big Dreams Small Farms Series

For more information, please call Morgan Watts, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rowan County Center Livestock Agent, at 704-216-8970. When: March 13, …

Small Ruminant Meeting Flyer

Small Ruminant Meeting

The next small ruminant meeting will be on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Research …

2018 4-H Food Show Recipe Booklet

The Rowan County 4-H Food Show was held on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The theme was “Crockpot Recipes.” Several …

Cover photo for Rowan County 4-H Food Show

Rowan County 4-H Food Show

This year’s Rowan County 4-H Food Show will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the N.C. Cooperative …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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. …

4/3/19

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3/27/19Local Foods

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

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

trimming local green beans

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 …

2/5/19Local Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

1/29/19Local Foods
A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

12/5/18
produce at farmers market

Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

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

11/14/18Local Foods
Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

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 …