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Faith in the garden

December 22, 2011 Gardening and faith. Faith and gardening. It seems that where there is one, there is the other. more »»

Just in time for the holidays — invasive weeds and pests

December 15, 2011 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is warning consumers to be aware of potentially invasive weeds and destructive pests that could unknowingly ruin the holiday season this year. more »»

A gardening quiz

December 15, 2011 This is a little bit of a breather from all of our holiday shopping, festivities and other things that go on at this time of the year. more »»

Marshall graduate and FFA member attends World Food Prize event

December 8, 2011 It was humbling, and it was rewarding, Kirby Schmidt said. Most importantly, it was an inspiration. more »»

Let the debate continue

December 8, 2011 There has been an on-going debate about what kind of Christmas tree is the best: real or artificial. In my lifetime, I have had both. more »»

Getting ready for Jack Frost

December 1, 2011 MARSHALL — The first hard freeze is on its way — the only question is when, but probably sooner rather than later. It’s definitely time to start thinking about protecting lawns and trees. more »»

Plant is symbol of the storm

December 1, 2011 I am still experiencing some rare, small victories from this past July stor. more »»

State budget, property taxes, food safety among main topics at MFBF board of directors meeting

November 24, 2011 MARSHALL — It has been a busy and productive week for Minnesota agriculture advocates, many of whom attended the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd annual meeting to adopt policy positions for... more »»

Gardens give us plenty to be thankful for

November 24, 2011 It is the simpler life that many of us wish to acquire these days, thanks much to the econom. more »»

Tilling, toiling

November 10, 2011 MARSHALL — As if farmers hadn’t had enough to deal with this past year, dry compact soil conditions are making it difficult to prepare the soil for next spring plantin. more »»

What to do with all those leaves?

November 10, 2011 It is about this time of the year that we all have to sort out what to do with leaves. more »»

FFA?program prospers in Tracy

November 3, 2011 TRACY — Like others in southwest Minnesota, agriculture and FFA programs at Tracy Area High School have expanded in the past two decades, and with it, opportunities for students have grown. more »»

Saving seeds for next year

November 3, 2011 We have now approached that time of the year again where we are putting our gardening things away for the yea. more »»

Plants and seeds

October 27, 2011 As I was looking through a booklet about saving seeds, I found that there were some great tips and they did a great job with descriptive terminology so we can all understand what it is the authors... more »»

To Korea and back

October 27, 2011 Seoul, South Korea is a long way from southwestern Minnesota in many ways. more »»

A return to the field

October 20, 2011 MARSHALL — When John Allen retired after 39 years teaching language arts at Marshall Middle School, he returned to what he knew best growing up. more »»

share your knowledge in the garden

October 20, 2011 As someone who has been a gardener to some extent or other since I could walk and probably more officially since I was 12 years old when I took over the family gardens, gardening has been a force in... more »»

AURI rep. touts benefits of Minnesota’s relationships with other countries

October 13, 2011 After returning from his first-ever trade mission to South Korea recently, Gov. more »»

The appeal of IPM

October 13, 2011 The goal of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) is to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage through the use of pest biology and environmental information, says Karl Foord, UMN Extension Educator. more »»

Looking back on growing season

September 15, 2011 The sudden appearance of what seems like fall is upon us once agai. more »»



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