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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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Closed These Days in December

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Mitchell County staff will be participating in staff development on Thursday, December 9 (all day) and …

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New Nutrition Facts Label

Make informed food choices with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s updated Nutrition Facts label! The updated label can …

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Office Currently Closed

The office is currently closed due to no heat or water. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you need assistance …

2021 Flood Damage

Flood Damage Relief to Be Available

Has Your Farm Suffered Flood Damage? Please contact our Extension Center (828.688.4811) as well as the FSA office (828.765.5049) with …

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4-H Pizza Garden

A cooperative effort is underway between the Mitchell County 4-H Program, Spruce Pine Library, and the Spruce Pine Housing …

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COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine: It’s Our Turn to Roll Up Our Sleeves and Get Vaccinated! It’s hard to imagine a time when …

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Asparagus - Grow It, Eat It!

Versatile asparagus is a nutritional powerhouse that pairs well with fish, beef, shrimp, veal, chicken, and pasta, but is …

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Food Preservation Made Easy

Preserved Pickles Learn more about canning or just brush up on the latest evidence-based information on food preservation from canning …

COVID 19 and Grocery Shopping

Many of us have questions about grocery shopping and handling food during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no data …

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Mitchell County Center Closure

Dear Clientele: We continue to work with county and state health officials, as well as NC State and N.C. A&T …

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Risk Management for COVID-19

NC State Extension has compiled resources that provide best practices for preparing for COVID-19 and managing risk for individuals …

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Plants Do That . . . Inside

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. This information …

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This publication discusses growing and harvesting bloodroot, a spring wildflower used to produce natural red, …

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This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

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This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

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