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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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Cover photo for NC 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

NC 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

Honey bees are hardworking, tirelessly gathering nectar and pollen to share with their hive. They provide a vital ecological …

Texana LIFT

LIFT Exercise a Success at Texana!

Lifelong Improvements Through Fitness Together (L.I.F.T.) is an evidence-based exercise program focused on helping older adults age in place. …

Canned Food

2023 Food Preservation Series

The N.C. Cooperative Extension in Cherokee County is excited to offer the 2023 Food Preservation Series of classes. These …

February is American Heart Month

Healthy Habits for Your Heart

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Understanding your …

Plan Healthy Meals at our What's For Dinner? - Meal Planning Workshop!

Meal Planning Workshop

Join us on March 17th, 2023 from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. for the upcoming Meal Planning Workshop! This free …

January is Radon Action Month

The Silent Danger: Radon

January is National Radon Action Month. Did you know that 1 in every 15 homes has high radon levels? …

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Grow and Graze Podcast

The Grow and Graze Podcast provides another way for Cherokee County citizens to learn tips on gardening/farming, youth programs, food …

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Venison Donation Programs

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