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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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4-H Fundraiser Save the Date

Please join us on November 21, 2019, from 4–6 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Dare County office …

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OBX Living Series|Soup Time

As the temperatures drop, soup is a delicious way to warm up! Soups can be simple, healthy, and most of all, tasty! Join …

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OBX Living Series|Succulents

The Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Association in Dare County hosts open meetings and all are welcome to attend. This month, …

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OBX Living Series|Yogurt Making

OBX Living Series|Yogurt Making September 17, 2019 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. COST: $10 Learn how to make delicious and healthy yogurt at home …

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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OBX Living Series

The OBX Living Series, a program of Dare County NC Cooperative Extension, is designed for youth and adults who …

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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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