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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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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 …

drying herbs

Dehydrating Class (Herbs)

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

pickles

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. …

Strawberries

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 …

Blessing Box

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

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 …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
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 …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

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

2 weeks agoLocal Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
Volunteers sort food at a food bank.

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 …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.

Gleaning

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods