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Japanese beetles are here

July 30, 2015 Japanese beetles are being found in gardens and yards now. Although the first discovery of these pests was recorded on June 18, it hasn’t been until more recently that they have become more abundan. more »»

 
 
 
AURI names Schlecht as new executive director

July 30, 2015 The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, a nonprofit that works to fuel economic growth in Minnesota, has announced the appointment of Shannon M. Schlecht as its new executive director. more »»

Ahold USA joins initiative on farmworker pay

July 30, 2015 IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — A major U.S. more »»

Pet porkers pack rescues as trendy teacup pigs fatten up

July 30, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eva Monroy bought a mini pig for her family and fed it what the breeder instructed: a half-cup of food in the morning and a half-cup at night. more »»

Wildflower gardens, Part II

July 23, 2015 If you remember, last week we started to talk about planting a wildflower garden. more »»

Dealing with stress from unexpected changes takes time

July 23, 2015 Unexpected changes such as job loss or financial uncertainty can turn life upside down. more »»

Ag Briefs

July 23, 2015 IntelliFarms coming to Marshall IntelliFarms, maker of the BinManager grain storage management technology, will be hosting a special event from 4-7:30 p.m. on Aug. more »»

Prairie plants

July 16, 2015 Prairie plants grow best in full sun and in open spaces. When selecting a site, look for areas with the maximum sun exposure with minimal root competition from trees. more »»

Cover crop learning tour is Sept. 15

July 16, 2015 Mark your calendars for the “Cover Crop Learning Tour - Interseeding into Row Crops” to be held south of Lakefield on Sept. 1. more »»

Ag Briefs

July 16, 2015 Work to begin at farm in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood ST. PAUL (AP) — Efforts to create one of the biggest contiguous urban farms in the country are taking shape in a S. more »»

Growing poppies

July 9, 2015 Growing poppies from seed has been something that I have done in my garden for so many years. more »»

Not all that popular, but they are our friends

July 2, 2015 Spiders are common in and around homes this time of year according to Lindsey Christianson recent M.S. Entomology graduate at the U of M. more »»

Extension Briefs

July 2, 2015 Stretch food dollars with tips from University of Minnesota Extension By dropping some common high-cost habits and trying a few cost-cutting strategies, families can make their food dollars go... more »»

SDFU disappointed with APHIS decision to allow importation of beef from areas with Foot and Mouth Disease

July 2, 2015 HURON, South Dakota — South Dakota Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke, joined with the National Farmers Union organization in stating his extreme disappointment over the U.S. more »»

‘Biokovo’

June 25, 2015 June is National Perennial month in the United States according to the Perennial Plant Association and Martha Smith who is with the University of Illinois Extension service. more »»

Ag Briefs

June 25, 2015 Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation holds golf fundraiser The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) Foundation held their annual Golf Scramble on June 16 at River Oaks Golf Course near Cottage Grove. more »»

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

June 18, 2015 As well all know, we, as gardeners, have to do our share of keeping our living space in good shape and our drinking water safe for one and all. more »»

AURI: Food hubs

June 18, 2015 Buying local. Knowing where food comes from. Eating healthier. more »»

Farm Rescue awarded $150,000 grant from Otto Bremer Foundation

June 18, 2015 Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting, haying or harvesting assistance free of charge to farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster,... more »»

The bugs are back

June 11, 2015 Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the garden; they are back! Insects of all kinds, particularly the mosquitos are out there waiting for us in the garde. more »»

 
 
 

 

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July 31, 2015 On Tuesday, I took photos of young people having fun shooting off “rockets” made from drinking straws as part of a summer science class. more »

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