Family and Consumer Sciences agent Pam Outen (right) helps a Cabarrus County participant in the a 2013 tomato canning class. The county Extension food preservation classes have continued to grow each summer and have featured topics such as home pickling, basics of home canning, and freezing and dehydrating. (Robbie Furr photo)

Family and Consumer Sciences agent Pam Outen (right) helps a Cabarrus County participant in the a 2013 tomato canning class. The county Extension food preservation classes have continued to grow each summer and have featured topics such as home pickling, basics of home canning, and freezing and dehydrating. (Robbie Furr photo)

Cooperative Extension's food safety and preservation programs have their roots in early efforts to help girls, like this 1940s 4-H'er, earn additional farm income and have a safe, nutritious and adequate supply of food at home. Since then, they've proven invaluable in helping families through depressions, recessions and wartime and in helping North Carolinians launch food-based businesses.

Cooperative Extension's food safety and preservation programs have their roots in early efforts to help girls, like this 1940s 4-H'er, earn additional farm income and have a safe, nutritious and adequate supply of food at home. Since then, they've proven invaluable in helping families through depressions, recessions and wartime and in helping North Carolinians launch food-based businesses.

Gross Farms in Lee County joins Cooperative Extension's centennial celebration with 15-acre corn maze cut into the shape of the state centennial logo this fall.

Gross Farms in Lee County joins Cooperative Extension's centennial celebration with 15-acre corn maze cut into the shape of the state centennial logo this fall.

NC Cooperative Extension - Cucumber by Clemson extention

NC Cooperative Extension - Cucumber by Clemson extention

Seafood Cookery in North Carolina. Online at: http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p249901coll22/id/80279. From NC Cooperative Extension, 1960. NC Digital Collections. ^mcu

Seafood Cookery in North Carolina. Online at: http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p249901coll22/id/80279. From NC Cooperative Extension, 1960. NC Digital Collections. ^mcu

"Extension is a safety net for life," says N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall at Cooperative Extension's 100th anniversary celebration. "My life is good because of 4-H."

"Extension is a safety net for life," says N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall at Cooperative Extension's 100th anniversary celebration. "My life is good because of 4-H."

Cooperative Extension lost a groundbreaking educator when Ada Dalla Pozza died Jan. 31, 2014, at the age of 91.

Cooperative Extension lost a groundbreaking educator when Ada Dalla Pozza died Jan. 31, 2014, at the age of 91.

Cabarrus County North Carolina Employee Cookbook Kitchen Keepsakes

Cabarrus County North Carolina Employee Cookbook Kitchen Keepsakes

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