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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

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 …

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Fall 4-H Plant Sale 2019

Please support 4-H by ordering plants during our Fall 2019 4-H Plant Sale! All orders are due by October …

Backyard Poultry Lunch N' Learn Flyer

Backyard Poultry Lunch N' Learn Series

Pre-registration is required by the Monday preceding the workshop you wish to attend. Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Wednesday, …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Helping Children Cope With Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

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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 …

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. …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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 …