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National Preparedness Month

Do you know what you and your family would do in case of a disaster? September is National Preparedness Month …

March-May 2014 Newsletter Is Here!

The March-May 2014 edition of the Cooperative Extension newsletter is here! Topics include Volunteerism, Controlling Winter Annual Weeds, Farmer …

Food Safety Classes

Two workshops addressing Food Safety will be held in February: 1. FDA Juice HACCP Regulation Compliance – February 13-14, 2014, …

Radon – A Silent Killer

by Deborah Cox, County Extension Director and Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas. Radon is released harmlessly from the ground into outdoor air, but it can accumulate and reach harmful levels when trapped in homes and buildings. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U. …

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