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March Is Living Well Month

The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences declares March Living Well month. During this month Family and …

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Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19

Many families look forward to gathering for traditional holiday celebrations every year. This year, however, requires extra caution. COVID-19 …

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New Food Storage Infosheets

Storing food properly can help you maintain the safety, freshness, and quality for your food overtime. Proper food storage …

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Fermentology Mini-Seminars

Interested in fermentology? Join the experts for a series of short talks about the culture, history, and science behind …

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Guidance for Cloth Face Coverings

Recent CDC guidance recommends wearing cloth face coverings when in public. These face coverings are NOT N-95 respirators or …

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A Clean Kitchen is a Healthy Kitchen

During this pandemic, many have found themselves spending a significant amount of time at home cooking. The CDC has specific …

Washing Produce

Washing Produce During COVID-19

With the concern about COVID-19, many are questioning how to wash produce. Washing produce is always a good idea. …

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Five Essential Rules of Cooking

5 Essential Rules of Cooking Have a good knife and cutting board. Having 1 or 2 good knives is important. …

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Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

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Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

2 weeks agoUrban Waterways
Figure 1. Mosquito life cycle.

Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

11/11/20

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Toilet Learning

This publication describes how to recognize a child's readiness for toilet learning and how parents …

11/4/20

Tips on Dealing With Stress

This publication offers tips on dealing with stress.