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Apple Butter Class

Join us Tuesday, September 27, at 10:00 a.m. in the Dare County Cooperative Extension Office to make, sample, and take home this Fall delight! …

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Bread & Butter Pickles Class

*** NOTE: The date for this class has changed to August 2, 2022 *** Bread & butter pickles are thin …

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Babin Apiary - Honey

Don Babin is a busy man, as busy as the bees in the 25 hives he keeps on the …

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Hay Point Live Culture Foods

Hay Point Live Culture Foods Are you in need of a SCOBY? You are if you’re planning to brew a …

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Harrison Farms Microgreens

Outer Banks checklist: Beautiful beaches? Check. Atlantic Ocean? Check. Amazing sunrises and sunsets? Check. Locally grown microgreens? Check. Wait, …

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Pressure Canner Testing

You CAN Preserve Local Foods Pressure Canner Testing Spring is finally here! And with it comes a bounty of fresh, delicious …

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Strawberry Jam Class

Would you like to learn how to preserve strawberries? Join Dare County Cooperative Extension for our first canning class …

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Slash Creek Oyster Farm

As the saying goes, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” And some might add that …

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Pesticide Safety School

It’s that time of year! Landscape professionals, private farmers, and professional pesticide applicators can register now for Pesticide Safety …

Save the Bees!

Join SAS for its Upcoming Twitter #SASchat Interested in learning about how technology, data and analytics can drive better management decisions …

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It's Pumpkin Palooza! CANCELLED

It’s fall, y’all! And that means it’s pumpkin season! We’re all set to prepare both sweet and savory dishes …

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2022 Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast

Orchard management guide for apples, with information on insect, disease, weed, and mammal control, plus …

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2020 Uniform Peanut Performance Tests

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