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Currituck Extension April Report

April brought showers of activity at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center. It is finally starting to feel normal …

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Currituck Extension January Report

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Currituck has a new monthly feature designed to inform the public about the impacts and …

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Holiday Food Safety Hints 

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? If you are like me there are probably dozens of items left …

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Handmade and Homegrown Contest

Did you create, bake, grow, or preserve something awesome this year? Show it off at our Handmade and Homegrown …

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Harvest Season

The end of August signals the end of summer, the start of the school year, and the beginning of …

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Currituck Farm Festival

Mark your calendars for October 2, 2021, from 1–4 p.m. for the Currituck Farm Festival, a celebration of our …

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Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of …

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Community Survey

So much has changed in 2020. North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Currituck County has worked diligently this year to …

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Fall Family Fun Virtual Fair

The year 2020 has been full of disappointment for many. Most recently it was announced that even the North …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

5/10/22

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

5/9/22

Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or …

4/12/22Food Safety
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Aflatoxins and Animal Food Safety

This factsheet covers the guidelines and mitigation for aflatoxins in animal food in North Carolina.

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Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …

Packaging Requirements for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

This publication describes types of packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables, including each packaging's functions, …

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

10/6/21

Safe Food After a Flood

This factsheet offers information on how to deal with food that may have come into …