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Read article: From field to faucet: The critical role farmers play in protecting our water
From field to faucet: The critical role farmers play in protecting our water
Farmers have a huge role to play in keeping our waters clean.  According to the National Water Quality Assessment, agricultural runoff is the...
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Read article: Cooking from scratch: Improve nutrition and elevate flavor
Cooking from scratch: Improve nutrition and elevate flavor
Most of us have a love for great tasting food. We can get tasty foods through a variety of ways: fast food and restaurant fare, convenience foods at...
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Read article: Citrus zest packs a bright, powerful punch
Citrus zest packs a bright, powerful punch
Someone once told me a story of their search to buy lemon zest at the grocery store. Seeing it on the ingredient list of a new recipe, they didn’t...
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Read article: Reach for trail mix next time you’re snacking
Reach for trail mix next time you’re snacking
It’s not always easy to snack on healthy foods, especially during big games like the Super Bowl where the fruit and veggie trays get passed over for...

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Hands-On Canning class coming to Bloomington-Normal
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Whether you’re a first-time canner or a canning veteran looking to brush up on your skills, “Learn to Can: Jellies and Jam” is the perfect class for you. Taught by University of Illinois Extension educator, Jenna Smith, this class will meet on June 8 from 9...
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Certified Food Protection Manager Course coming to Eureka
EUREKA, Ill. – Illinois regulations require food establishments to have at least one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) on staff. University of Illinois Extension offers the Food Protection Manager Certification course and examination, which is required every 5 years....
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Safe Summer Grilling
Summer is right around the corner, and if you haven’t already gotten your grill out, you should consider doing so. Grilling is a great way to keep the kitchen cool and enjoy your favorite summer foods. One of the many benefits of grilling is that it offers endless opportunities. However, to keep...

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