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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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Eating Smart, Moving More With EFNEP

2022 Halifax County Adult Online Nutrition Classes Hello, I am Chrissy Barbrey. I am the nutrition educator for the Expanded …

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The Basics of Beekeeping

Also referred to as Apiculture, beekeeping is the process of maintaining bee colonies in structures known as hives, for …

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April Beekeepers' Meeting!

The Halifax & Northampton Counties’ Beekeepers’ Association looks forward to seeing you at our monthly meeting! We will meet …

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Pop Up Farmers Market in Enfield!

Are you ready? Are you excited? It’s that time of year again! Farmers Market time! In collaboration with Partnerships to Improve …

March Beekeepers' Meeting

The Halifax & Northampton Counties Beekeepers’ Association looks forward to seeing you at our March meeting, taking place Tuesday …

Did You Know?

My name is Chrissy Barbrey and I am the “new” Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Educator. I came …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Operation Clover Rescue

The countdown clock has started! We are assembling a small team of resilient 4-H youth to track and decode the …

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