Our society’s foundation is the family. North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides families with research-based answers to day-to-day challenges. Extension educators are ready with answers on controlling household insects, protecting well-water, managing family budgets, helping families improve their eating habits, and dealing with the issues related to early childhood, parenting and aging. Visit our Families portal to access our web-based resources and learn more about our programs.
Energy efficiency is an investment that can help you gain a return on your energy bill and on the value of your home. So, how do you know where to begin saving money MORE »– from Home Energy Conservation
DIY – Home Energy Assessment In order to identify energy loss in your home, you need to conduct a home energy assessment. If you choose not to hire a trained professional, there is MORE »– from Home Energy Conservation
Making Sense (and Cents) out of Home Energy Efficiency Projects – The average U.S. household spends over $2,000 a year on energy. Whether you are considering making major energy efficient upgrades to your MORE »– from Home Energy Conservation
Family, agriculture, community, and a passion for how they do things is what defines the farm that Jennifer and Ben Rosencrans had been dreaming of. Going back over 200 years Jennifer’s family farmed the MORE »– from NC Farm School
Busy lifestyles have led many consumers to look for convenient ways to feed their families. This study explores the demand for convenience foods — those that are easy to prepare and clean up MORE »– from Family and Consumer Science Program
USDA has just released a new publication that highlights interesting facts about where (grocery stores and eating places were highest) and how often (average 11 times a week) families acquire food in a MORE »– from Family and Consumer Science Program
Many have heard of the Energy Star program that helps consumers identify energy efficient appliances, equipment, building products, and homes. Not all, however, know that there is a similar program that helps to MORE »– from Family and Consumer Science Program