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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.

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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We are happy to send out our latest office newsletter informing you about Vance County Cooperative Extension. Please contact …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

10/1/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

9/26/19

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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 …

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. …

Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

Heat Stress Disorders

This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress …

6/13/19Disaster Recovery