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Community celebrates Jefferson County Extension at Benny Bash

Oct 7, 2019
The community got a close-up look at Jefferson County Extension and agricultural research at Benny Bash, held at Sahalee Park in downtown Madras on Sept. 21.

By Chris Branam, | News Story

EFNEP - 2017 Impact Report

Provides 2017 highlights and program impacts for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in Oregon.

Fact Sheet

Food Hero 2017 Impact Report

Impact report for the Food Hero Social Marketing Campaign - 2017.

Fact Sheet

Is TUMS a good source for calcium?

I am interested in information about calcium supplements. Is TUMS a good source?

By Patty Case | Featured Question

Should I be eating yams or sweet potatoes, which one is better for me?

I have been reading articles from several "reputable" sources about yams & sweet potatoes. The problem is they contradict each other as to how to tell them apart. Folk wisdom says orange flesh is yam, white or cream flesh is sweet potato. Can you please define what the actual tubers look like so I...

By Patty Case | Featured Question

Does freezing kill vitamin K?

When leafy green vegetables are frozen, do they lose their vitamin K? My husband tries to eat kale, etc., because he takes blood thinners and wants a good natural source of this vitamin. But he read somewhere that frozen greens lose vitamin k in the freezing process. Any truth to this?

By Anne Hoisington | Featured Question

Are all sugars equally evil?

I put sugar in my daily cups of coffee, probably consuming 4 teaspoons total. Am I deluding myself in believing that "pure cane", "raw" or "turbinado" sugars are better for me than white refined sugar?

By Patty Case | Featured Question

Are Twinkies Good for Me?

Are Twinkies good for me?

By Anne Hoisington | Featured Question

Food Heroes family stars in video

Oct 26, 2009
Keizer family stars in Food Heroes video.

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