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Area farmers learning from cover crop plantings

November 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

OKABENA — Thursday’s Cover Crops Field Day in Okabena included a panel of Jackson County farmers Jerry Ackermann and Dave Christoffer, as well as Nobles County farmer Jerry Perkins.
All three are considered pioneers in the area for incorporating…continue reading on dglobe.com

Stitching away the time: Quilt projects fill hours for 93-year-old Bob Shore

March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — One by one, Bob Shore carries the quilts into the living room, spreading them out on the floor to display.
The first ones are recent creations, made from fabric panels featuring wildlife or farm scenes.
Next come some quilts …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Extension’s SNAP-Ed program facing cuts

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

WORTHINGTON — University of Minnesota Extension faculty and staff learned earlier this week that the federally funded SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — Education) for low-income audiences will be restructured.
It is …continue reading on dglobe.com

Extension’s SNAP-Ed program facing cuts

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

WORTHINGTON — University of Minnesota Extension faculty and staff learned earlier this week that the federally funded SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — Education) for low-income audiences will be restructured.
It is …continue reading on dglobe.com

Growing Green: Here’s how to fight garden pests

August 13, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The warm, humid days of summer are here, and with them come a variety of insects that threaten our garden. Continue Reading

Growing Green: Bugged by ants?

July 30, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

I have received many calls recently requesting information about how to get rid of ants in the home and lawn. Ants are the most frequent and persistent pests encountered around homes and buildings, and they have been a particular nuisance this year. Continue Reading

Caring for your storm-damaged trees

July 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Enjoying the warm weather is one of the many perks of summer. These glory days bring many great opportunities to the people of Minnesota, such as spending time at the lakes, camping and gardening. Continue Reading

Trouble with ash trees?

July 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

You’re looking out your picture window at your towering ash tree that you have come to love. There is no breeze but yet the leaves could not be falling faster. Continue Reading

Growing Green: Deer proofing your garden

June 25, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

This cold, damp weather has encouraged many garden wildlife pests to be active in and around our area. At our flower farm, we face an unending battle with ravenous deer. Continue Reading

Growing Green: Heirlooms for your cutting garden

May 28, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

This late spring has really delayed our work on the flower farm. Flats of flowers are stacking up, crying to be planted in a warm, cozy spot, while many seeds have yet to leave their packets. Continue Reading