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Sally's Kitchen with
Farm Fresh Ventures

Watch Sally McNeil cook with some highlighted items from the new Farm Fresh Ventures' Cooperative!

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Sally's kitchen

Sally's Kitchen with
Farm Fresh Ventures

Watch Sally McNeil cook with some highlighted items from the new Farm Fresh Ventures' Cooperative!

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

The Union County
Vision

Extension's Mission North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps people improve the quality of their lives by providing research-based, informal educational opportunities focused on local issues and needs. Vision for the Union County Center To become the premier information source for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Resource Development, Family and Consumer Education, and 4-H and Youth Development. Conducting quality programs delivered by a highly competent staff of professionals, appreciated for their individual worth and empowered by their ability to improve the lives of others; all in an atmosphere where the freedom to achieve to their full potential is reflected in the organization's technical expertise and customer focus.

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

The Power of
Knowledge

North Carolina Cooperative Extension takes the power of knowledge and brings it to the people of North Carolina. Find out more about North Carolina Cooperative Extension at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu

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Farm Fresh Ventures

Farm Fresh Ventures Newsletter #12

People worldwide are re-discovering the benefits of buying local food. It is fresher than anything in the supermarket and that means it is tastier and more nutritious. It is also good for your MORE »

Farm Fresh Ventures

Farm Fresh Ventures Newsletter #11

People worldwide are re-discovering the benefits of buying local food. It is fresher than anything in the supermarket and that means it is tastier and more nutritious. It is also good for your MORE »

Farm Fresh Ventures

Farm Fresh Ventures Newsletter #10

People worldwide are re-discovering the benefits of buying local food. It is fresher than anything in the supermarket and that means it is tastier and more nutritious. It is also good for your MORE »

Farm Fresh Ventures

Farm Fresh Ventures Newsletter #9

People worldwide are re-discovering the benefits of buying local food. It is fresher than anything in the supermarket and that means it is tastier and more nutritious. It is also good for your MORE »

Where are all the butterflies? popular

Today I saw my first eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly of the year in my pollinator garden in Pittsboro, and it’s mid-July! Last week I saw my first black swallowtail. Earlier in the spring I MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Team Award Winners popular

The collaborative efforts of Cheri Bennett, EFNEP Program Assistant, and Sally McNeill, FCS Agent, have enabled EFNEP to grow and flourish in Union County. While there are many examples that can be used to show the strength of MORE »

Farm Fresh Ventures

Farm Fresh Ventures Newsletter #8

People worldwide are re-discovering the benefits of buying local food. It is fresher than anything in the supermarket and that means it is tastier and more nutritious. It is also good for your MORE »

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Water Bath Canning: Tomatoes, Salsa and SuchWed Jul 30, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112
— 5 days away
Basics of Home CanningSat Aug 2, 2014
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112
— 1 week away
ServSafe Manager's Food Safety CertificationTue Oct 7, 2014
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112
— 2 months away
ServSafe Manager's Food Safety CertificationThu Oct 9, 2014
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112
— 3 months away
ServSafe Manager's Food Safety CertificationTue Oct 14, 2014
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112
— 3 months away
ServSafe Manager's Food Safety CertificationThu Oct 16, 2014
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Where:
3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112
— 3 months away
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