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In the Face of Disaster - Food and Water Supplies

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Specialist for Food Preservation and Safety

Season 5, Episode 16

In the Face of Disaster, a new publication series created by a group of Family and Consumer Sciences professionals, seeks to provide Kentuckians with the resources they need to prepare before disasters strike and the skills to cope in the aftermath of these life changing events.

Annhall Norris shares tips for securing food and water supply "emergency kits", so that if a disaster strikes your family will not suffer from a lack of essential items.  She provides guidelines for keeping your emergency kits up-to-date as well as recommendations for needs per family member per day.

To connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Fall Invaders

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Zachary DeVries, Assistant Professor of Urban Entomology, Department of Entomology

Season 5, Episode 13

No, we aren't talking about the latest Sci-Fi movie, but how to prevent our homes from being invaded by creepy crawlies.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Zach DeVries outlines a few basic steps that homeowners can take to keep out bugs when temperatures start to drop.  He shares that the fall is an ideal time to pest-proof our homes to ensure that while we are overwintering and staying warm and toasty, we aren't also keeping colonies of insects warm and dry too.

For more information:

How to Pest-Proof Your Home

Pest-Proofing Your Home

To connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Serving Up a Holiday Tradition - Kentucky Country Ham

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Specialist for Food Safety and Food Preservation

Episode 17, Season 4

Country Ham will grace many Kentucky family tables this holiday season.  Annhall Norris shares a little about the history of this treasured Kentucky delicacy as well information about how it is preserved, stored and prepared.  Listen to this show to learn more about different ways to enjoy this time honored Kentucky traditional meat.

 

For more information:

How to Make a Country Ham

What do I do with my Country Ham? - video

Making a Country Ham - video

Thrill of the Grill

FACS Sizzlin' Summer - Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of our FACS Sizzlin' Summer. Each week our podcast topic will relate to a theme that will be used for summer programming in county offices across the state of Kentucky. On Thursdays at 11 am eastern time, join us on our Facebook page @UKFCSExt for a related webinar.

Thrill of the Grill

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Specialist for Food Safety and Preservation

Episode 52, Season 2

Grilling food is a delicious and fun food preparation method that defines summer eating for many people.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Annhall Norris shares some great grilling tips with Mindy McCulley. From preparation to serving and storage, listeners will hear best practices for serving up a safe and delicious grilled meal.

Remember to cook your meat to a proper internal temperature:

ground meat               160 degrees F

poultry                         165 degrees F

steaks, chops, roasts  145 degrees F

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Food Recalls: Maintaining Food Safety at Home

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Specialist for Food Safety and Food Preservation

Episode 18, Season 2

Food recalls are designed to keep our food supply safe. In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Annhall Norris to discuss how food recalls work, the two federal agencies tasked with monitoring our food supply and ways to ensure your food safety at home.  They also discuss the "Food Safety Widget" an app that brings food recall information directly to your browser.

The Food Safety Widget

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Understanding House Bill 468

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Associate for Food and Nutrition

Special Edition Episode

In Kentucky, House Bill 468 has changed the rules for home bakers who wish to sell home produced products.  In this special edition of Talking FACS, Annhall Norris shares what this bill means for home baker or home based processors.

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Food Preservation Basics - Part 2

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Associate for Food and Nutrition

Episode 4, Volume 2, Part 2

As gardens start to produce their summer bounty, now is a great time to talk about preserving the harvest. This week, Annhall Norris sits down with Mindy McCulley to talk about the basics of food preservation and answer some of those questions our agents get asked about canning.

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Food Preservation Basics - Part 1

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Associate for Food and Nutrition

Episode 4, Volume 2, Part 1

As gardens start to produce their summer bounty, now is a great time to talk about preserving the harvest.  This week, Annhall Norris sits down with Mindy McCulley to talk about the basics of food preservation and answer some of those questions our agents get asked about canning.

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Talking Turkey

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Food and Nutrition

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Associate for Food Safety

Episode 22

Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down the Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf and Annhall Norris to discuss the importance of food safety when preparing the Thanksgiving turkey.  Listen to this lively discussion that will answer all of your turkey questions!

 

 

 

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