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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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Mooving milk! aug 9th-11 8:15am-4:30pm at lenoir county extension. Youth will trace Clover the Cow's growth from calf to dairy cow and learn about how milk moves from the farm to fridge, the dairy industry, and how dairy foods can contribute to a healthy diet. We're wrapping this camp with a trip to Simply natural dairy farm to tour the farm, facilities, and meet the dairy cows!

MOOving Milk! (Summer Fun 2022)

**THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. NO MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE** Get MOOvin’ and sign your youth up for our MOOving Milk Summer …

2 days of activities that promote self confidence, health lifestyles, social skills, and just plain fun! $10 per youth. June 22nd and 23rd, 2022 from 9am-4pm at the jones county civic center.

Cloverbud Camp (Summer Fun 2022)

Calling all 4-Her’s ages 5-8! Join us this Summer for Cloverbud Camp! We will spend two days doing activities that …

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Hooked on Seafood

Our Hooked on Seafood program was a success! N.C. Cooperative Extension Carteret, Craven, Jones and Onslow Counties presented “Hooked on Seafood” …

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#JonesEmpowers

We’re kicking off 2022 by introducing our new hashtag #JonesEmpowers Whether you’re sharing or attending a Jones County Extension class, …

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Chopped: Holiday Edition (4-H)

Our Chopped: Holiday Edition (2021) workshop was a success! Healthy living starts in adolescence and kitchen skills are a must. …

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SHIIP: Enrollment 2021!

OPEN ENROLLMENT OCTOBER 15–DECEMBER 7, 2021 Do you need help paying for your prescription medications? Is your income below $1,610 as …

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Mold Testing

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Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

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Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …