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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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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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Dehydrating Class (Herbs)

Have you planted an herb garden but aren’t able to utilize all the herbs before the plant gets out …

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Pickling Class

Pickling foods creates a tasty product using salt, spices, vinegar and/or sugar. The acidic environment in pickling is important …

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Youth Snack Day! With FCS

We all get hungry! Ever get stuck trying to decide on what to eat though? Let’s make some snacks …

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Freeze to Preserve Classes

One of the simplest and most cost-effective methods to preserve produce and meat is by freezing. While this may …

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Pressure Canning Classes

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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Summer Preservation Classes

Summer is here! Home gardens are beginning to produce harvests, and road side stands are starting to fill up. …

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Strawberry Freezer Jam Classes

It’s strawberry season! Let’s get together and learn a simple, yet delicious, preservation method of making jam. We will …

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Blessing Box in Engelhard

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Hyde County reached out to the Engelhard Christian Church last year with the idea of building …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

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Mold Testing

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

4/20/22

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

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

2/1/22
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 …