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Do You Know What Is In Your Food System?

Much of the work being done in your local NC Cooperative Extension Office has to do with our regional food system. Some of us work to help farmers produce fruits and vegetables; others MORE »


Extension@YourService: Pulses

Lately, the word “pulse” has become a popular buzzword in nutrition. The word “pulse” refers to the edible, dried seeds produced by legume plants such as dried beans, peas, and lentils. Although related, MORE »


NC Peaches – The Taste of Summer

Incredible as it may seem, it’s already July, and we’re hitting the peak of summer. And summer means peaches. They just taste like summer! I was born in Miami, Florida, and I remember MORE »


Preserving the Harvest popular

This time of year, there is a wide variety of fresh, local produce being sold at farmer’s markets or being grown in home gardens. Sometimes, it can be difficult to know what to MORE »


Farm To Fork 4-H Summer Camp

Richmond County 4H Summer Fun camp started with a great first session last week!  Nine campers attended the camp that began with an introduction to nutrition through the program Teen Cuisine.  Campers ranged MORE »



Smoothies can be a convenient and delicious meal option; plus, they are a great way to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables that you eat. And with the heat of summer just MORE »


“Egg”-citing Things Happening In 4-H!

Recently, 555 2nd grade students throughout Richmond County public schools participated in the 4-H School Enrichment Curriculum, “Hatching in the Classroom”.  This National 4-H curriculum is a great embryology project sponsored locally by MORE »

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Timing Is Everything With Weeds!

Several Farmers have gotten proactive in pasture and hay management this year.  They have been scouting their fields, bringing in their unknown weeds for identification, and working towards a weed management plan.  Weeds MORE »


Safe Plates

The CDC estimates that about 1 in 6 Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases yearly.  Foodborne illness is caused by harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, or chemicals in MORE »


4-H Camps Feature Cook-Offs, Sewing, Outdoor Fun

Camp is a gift that helps shape a child’s decision-making skills, team-working ability and self-esteem. Camp offers friends for a lifetime, adventures in a safe nurturing environment and unforgettable activities like canoeing, archery, MORE »

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4-H Summer Fun!

4-H Summer Fun is a series of educational activities that encourage youth to learn with productive activities that are FUN!  To enroll in any 4-H Summer Fun class/camp, you must complete and return MORE »

Small Steps to Better Choices, Healthier Diet

Healthy eating and good nutrition can improve your health and keep you functioning independently. Yet, only 25 percent of older adults are eating a well-balanced diet. There are many factors that can affect MORE »


Winners of 2016 Wild Foods Contest

The 2016 Wild Foods Cook-Off Contest went off with a bang!  Participants really got a chance to show off their wild foods cooking skills to everyone in Richmond County!  The sixteenth annual Wild MORE »

Spring Pruning Do’s & Don’ts

Spring is a great time to be outside taking care of garden tasks. The air is brisk, bird song fills the air, and it’s nice to finally get some exercise after being cooped MORE »

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Brazilian Study Tour

While everyone in Richmond County was fighting snow and ice and enjoying snow days off, I was embarking on a lifetime opportunity on the other side of the world in Brazil with 84-degree MORE »