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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.

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Is the U.S. Food Supply Safe?

Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal …

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COVID-19 Update

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Dare County Update: We continue to work with county and state health officials, as well as NC State …

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Poultry Science Summer Institute

Calling high school students with an interest in poultry science, STEM, agriculture, genetics, nutrition, physiology, veterinary medicine, or NC …

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Report to the People

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Dare County invites you to attend our annual Report to the People, Tuesday, February 4, …

Glyphosate Questions?

In light of the recent jury based court decision in California, N.C. Cooperative Extension agents and NC State University …

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New Ag Tech in Dare County

We are happy to announce Amy Jordan as our new Agricultural Technician Program Assistant. She is a recent transplant …

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Hurricane Preparedness

A good rule of thumb with any potential disaster is to hope for the best, but plan for the …

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YouthVoice 2018 Delegate

Congratulations to Madison Sawyer for representing Dare County as the delegate for the 2018 YouthVoice Summit. North Carolina 4-H …

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Dare Master Gardener Receives Award!

Local resident and Master Gardener℠ volunteer, Chris Stadther, received a 2018 NCEMGVA Outstanding Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Award on June …

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Congratulations Master Gardeners!

Dare County’s hardworking Master Gardeners have received state recognition for their creative and inspirational educational programing. The statewide 2018 NC Extension …

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COVID-19 and Other Viral Respiratory Illnesses: Preventative Measures

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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 …

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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. …