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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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Spring 2023 classes

FCS Spring 2023 Classes

Late winter/early spring 2023 classes are now scheduled! Family & Consumer Sciences will be hosting a 3-part series on …

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Loose Sausage Class - Fall 2022

Join Hyde County’s FCS Agent to learn how to operate a meat grinder (including the proper way to clean …

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Pressure Canning Class 2022

Join Hyde County’s FCS agent in a hands-on workshop learning how to pressure can! Low acid foods (high in …

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Dehydrating Class 2022

Are you looking for a different technique to preserve foods? Let’s get together and learn about dehydrating and how …

Produce Classes 2022

Summer 2022 Preservation Classes

Spring is here, which means summer is coming! While your gardens aren’t yet ready for harvesting, we are making …

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Safe Plates Training Options

Do you need to complete a food safety class and exam for (re)certification? Local food retail establishments are required to …

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Venison Jerky Class 2021

Venison Jerky Class is BACK! Did you miss last year’s class or looking for a refresher? Join Hyde County’s FCS …

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Canning Wild Game Meat Class

Join Hyde County’s FCS Agent to learn how to safely operate a pressure canner, allowing preservation of your wild …

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Venison Donation Programs

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This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

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This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

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Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

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