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Ei4f Services and Costs

The Entrepreneurial Program offers two primary services: SERVICE A: Product Testing/Processing Recommendations According to Federal and State regulations, we will …

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January Canning Classes

Three Saturdays in January 2023, Onslow County residents were taught about canning at the Onslow County Cooperative Extension Office, …

Ei4f Holiday Schedule

We will be slow to respond as the lab is closed in conjunction with the university closing from Wednesday, …

Chopped 2022

Onslow Chopped: Kids Edition

Chopped: Kids Edition On July 19-22, 2022 Family & Consumer sciences Agents, Peggie Garner & Sarah Ware partnered with 4-H …

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Onslow Canning Classes

In June 2022, FCS Agents, Peggie Garner and Sarah Ware held two separate Introduction to Canning classes on Wednesday, June …

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Join Us for LIFT

Did you know nearly 80% of adults are not meeting the minimum recommendations for aerobic and physical activity? If you’re …

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I Want to Sell Food in a Retail Market...Now What?

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Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. Common produce packages.

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

Proper temperature control is essential to protecting the quality of fresh produce. By constructing and …

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This factsheet answers common questions about kombucha production.

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Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

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Shellfish Leases and Harvest Closures Along the North Carolina Coast

This publication discusses the practice of leasing estuarine waters on the North Carolina coast for …