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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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2019 Swain County Agricultural Fair

A County Fair-style festival, complete with judging of vegetables, eggs, and flowers; agricultural demos; craft vendors; food vendors and …

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Strengthening Communities Through Dance

Dee Decker, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County Agent Family Consumer Science & Community Rural Development Community development simply brings people …

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Unhand the Germs!

Flu season is here. Research indicates that there are several preventative measures you can take to reduce spreading germs. …

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2019 Growing in the Mountains Series

This series features educational agriculture programs that will aid farmers and landowners in varying levels to make the most of their land …

Cover photo for Swain County 2018 Agricultural Fair

Swain County 2018 Agricultural Fair

A County Fair style festival, complete with judging of vegetables, eggs and flowers; agricultural demos; craft vendors; food vendors …

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Smokies Spring Ski Walking School

The roots of Nordic Walking go back to Scandinavia in the 1930s/40s when competitive cross-country skiers began experimenting with ways of staying …

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Just Add Music

Are you off to a good start with your fitness goals for 2018? Fitness should be a lifetime commitment …

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March is Living Well Month

As spring is arriving and March is “Living Well” month, keep in mind the good practices of “Raising Kids, …

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The Merry Cranberry

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, cranberries are often found in stuffing, dressing, relishes, and of course, cranberry sauce. …

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Smokies Ski Walking School

Summer is slowly coming to end, so now is the time to start a hiking program for yourself because …

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Is Your Canning Equipment Ready?

Planning ahead can save you time, money and frustration with home canning. Using reliable, safe and proper equipment will …

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Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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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. …

Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

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Heat Stress Disorders

This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress …

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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 …

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