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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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Eat With the Seasons

It’s winter. You’ve just purchased some strawberries at your local grocery. You get home, wash them, and settle in …

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Medicare Open Enrollment Time

It is open enrollment time for Medicare beginning October 15 thru December 7 (changes affective January 1, 2023). If …

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Steps to Health: Zucchini

With summer here, it is the perfect time to learn a little bit more about zucchini. Some of our …

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Winter Workouts

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Portion Distortion

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Turkey Tips

Cooking a turkey can be overwhelming even if you are an experienced cook or if it’s your first turkey. …

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How Much Food Do We Need?

Most of us are familiar with the five food groups and that we need a variety of foods. These …

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Kids Koffee

Kids like to act like their parents, but what their parents eat or drink might not be good for …

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