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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.

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Get Out And Join ECA!

Warmer temperatures and nicer weather are a great excuse to get out of the house and get more involved …

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What Is Sweet Basil?

One of the easiest herbs to grow is sweet basil. This herb will add tremendous flavor to your meals, …

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What Is Shea Butter?

What is Shea butter? Shea butter is the fat that is extracted from the nuts of shea trees. Even …

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Handwashing 101

It may sound simple but handwashing is our first defense against getting sick. Wash your hands often to prevent …

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Kitchen Hacks

We’re always looking for ways to save money in the home. Experimenting with household items and food products to …

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Diversify Your Grains!

Most of us are used to eating common grain foods like rice and knowing how beneficial whole grains can …

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COVID-19 and Other Viral Respiratory Illnesses: Preventative Measures

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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 …

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

2/12/20For Safety's Sake

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

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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. …