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Rick Bayless champions local food at Extension conference

Posted by Monica David -

Chicago- based chef Rick Bayless is well know for his commitment to using local ingredients in his dishes and he is an avid supporter of local farmers. Many years ago a farmer delivered some bib lettuce to his restaurant's back door and Bayless remembers is as being 'stunning beautiful, vibrant and fresh". After accepting the delivery the prep cook tossed it in a corner and the farmer Bayless reme...

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Illinois First Detector Training

Posted by Monica David -

Plan to attend the (1st annual) Illinois First Detector Tree Pest Training Program University of Illinois Extension announced that a first-detector training program focusing on tree pests will be offered at five locations in Illinois in February and March 2013. These courses will provide in-depth training on current and emerging pathogens and...

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Picture of committee with S Korean delegation Spokane Sept 2012

South Korea Starts a Master Gardener Program

Posted by Monica David -

At the Master Gardener Coordinators meeting in September in Spokane, WA State MG coordinators met Dr. Wonsuk Lee and several other faculty from the GyeongGi-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services (GARES) in South Korea. Dr. Lee informed the group that GARES is moving forward with training of Master Gardeners and hopes to have volunteers ready to work in their communities in 2013. South Ko...

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