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Tax Relief for Landowners

With the ever-increasing urbanization and industrial development of our county, the market value of agricultural land may be many …

What's in Your Air?

With colder temperatures outside families are closing up their homes and staying inside more. You now have a cozy …

A Refreshing Summer Treat

While there is no such thing as the perfect fruit, a crisp, juicy slice of watermelon on a hot …

Radon in Your Home

Radon is once again in the headlines and just this past week, I heard several radio commercials related to …

Farmers Feed Us All

As our society becomes more urban, fewer Americans ever see the connection between the food they eat, the clothing …

Cover photo for ECA Celebrates 100 Years!

ECA Celebrates 100 Years!

In 1913, Jane McKimmon organized home demonstration clubs in rural North Carolina as a way for women to learn …

Cover photo for ECA 25 and 50 Year Memberships

ECA 25 and 50 Year Memberships

Angela Jenkins, of the Lemon Springs Extension and Community Assocation receives congratulations from Wanda Denning, State ECA President, and …

Tips for a Safe Halloween

The familiar fall chill is back in the air and we’re starting to see the pumpkins, ghosts, monsters, and …

Back to School Success

I know many of the young folks out there may not want to hear it, but summer break is …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Correct Potential Hazards Before a Disaster

During and right after a disaster, any household item that can move, fall, break, or …

6 days agoDisaster Preparedness
Figure 1. A typical hot-water heating system.

Getting into Hot Water: A Practical Guide to Hot-Water Heating Systems

This publication provides the operator of a hot-water heating system with important basic information about …

7 days ago

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

Getting the Most from Your Tax Refund

The decisions you make at tax time determine how much of any tax refund money …

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Energy Pellets: A Heating Fuel Resource for North Carolina Farms and Homes

This publication explains the pelleting process and considerations for consumers interested in either developing small-scale …

7/15/19

Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Production

This factsheet describes how to process mature sweet sorghum into ethanol and how this process …

7/15/19

Washing and Sanitizing Kitchen Items

This factsheet offers instructions for cleaning and sanitizing kitchen dishes, utensils, and cooking implements after …

7/11/19Disaster Recovery

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

7/10/19