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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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Strawberries & Greenhouses

We had someone stop by our office inquiring information about growing strawberries & hobby greenhouses! Here are some great …

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March Bucket Brigade!

In March we will be having another Bucket Brigade! This FREE event will happen on March 16th from 10 a.m. …

Chopped 2024

Chopped January 2024

Adolescence marks the beginning of a healthy lifestyle journey, with essential kitchen skills being a non-negotiable. In a unique …

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New Year, New Recipes!

As we are making our way through this new year, it can be fun to try and explore new …

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Upcoming EFNEP Nutrition Classes!

Our next EFNEP class starts January 13th!🍎 This 7 part series class teaches you ways to prepare and eat nutritious …

fermentation class

Onslow Fermentation Class

The Fermentation class held on November 17th, spearheaded by the talented Family & Consumer Sciences Agents, Jessica Gardener and …


Back to Basics: Backyard Food Production

In response to a growing interest in sustainable living and self-sufficiency within the community, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Onslow County …

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Onslow Venison Canning Class

On the vibrant evening of September 7th, Onslow hosted an exceptional Venison Canning Class that resonated with success! Gratitude …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
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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 …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
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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 …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.


This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods