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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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Intro to Cooking With an Instant Pot

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 – 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. This workshop is designed to help participants feel comfortable cooking with …

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Air Fryer - Intro to Cooking

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.. Participants will be introlduced to cooking methods and techniques using an air …

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Cooking With Herbs

Join FCS agent, Zach Troutman, as he teaches you to put your herb garden to use! Recipe samples will …

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Knife Skills 101

Good knife skills are one of the most important aspects of cooking and staying safe in the kitchen! This …

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Online Med Instead of Meds Class!

This virtual 6-session class will dive into the 7 simple steps to eating the Mediterranean Way to prevent chronic …

Eat the Mediterranean way, class series Jan 21 - Feb 25 and Jan 23 - Feb 27

Med Instead of Meds - January 2020

Simple, Delicious, Satisfying. Two Med Instead of Meds class series are registering now for classes in January. Registration fee …

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Outdoor Cooking Food Safety

Prepare as much as you can in your kitchen: One of the biggest concerns with outdoor cooking is ensuring the …

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Turkey Tips With Agent Spatula

Dear Agent Spatula, I think I need professional help. Over the years I have learned some hard turkey cooking lessons …

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Grilling Tips

Hey everyone! This is Zach Troutman, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. With the weather …

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