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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.

Fall Vegetable Gardening Meeting

According to Wayne Rowland, Agricultural and Natural Resources Technician with Vance County Cooperative Extension, A Fall Vegetable Gardening Meeting …

Vance County Food Giveaway!

Community agencies and the faith-based community have joined forces to help feed Vance County! On Thursday, April 14, 2016 …

Cover photo for Vance County Community Resource Fair

Vance County Community Resource Fair

Vance County Community Resource Fair, March 17th, 2016, Southern Vance High School. Approximately 50 informational booths/vendors will be represented …

Cover photo for Vance County Regional Fair

Vance County Regional Fair

The Vance County Regional Fair is coming to Henderson September 24-27, 2014. The fairgrounds are on E. Andrews Avenue/Hwy …

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Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

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