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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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Whip It Up Wednesday Recipe

Baja Chicken Sliders (video) Who doesn’t love a good, easy tailgate recipe that’s full of flavor? Between the tasty sauce …

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Nc State Day of Giving 03.23.22

Today is NC State’s Annual Day of Giving! Donate today to help EFNEP support families and youth by teaching …

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Small Farms Week Food Drive

Help Us Bring A Meal To Local Families “Extension At The Table” Food Drive March 21-26, 2022 marks the 36th annual …

Cover photo for Whip It Up Wednesday Recipe...

Whip It Up Wednesday Recipe...

Apple Walnut Crostata…a rustic free-form dessert that typically consists of a layer of buttery dough filled with sweet fruit. You …

Cover photo for Whip It Up Wednesday

Whip It Up Wednesday

It’s starting to feel like fall here in the Vance County area. Summer is over and everyone’s getting back …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Drunken Chicken with Muscadine Grapes Ingredients 1 chicken (4 1/2-5 lbs.) cut into 10 serving pieces 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly …

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International Cuisine Cooking Camp

A recipe for a fun-filled day that’s all about healthy foods, healthy lives, and exercise! N.C. Cooperative Extension in Vance County …

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