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Register as a 4-H alum during National 4-H Week

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Diplodia Ear Rot - from Angie Peltier

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Summer at the Creek: Cultivating our future in conservation

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

2017 CLM Training Shaping Up

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 | Blog: The Ag Engineering Update | Category: Agriculture
The latest and greatest from your livestock engineers.

Keeping insect cocoons and pupae cases over the winter

Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Praying Mantis means good ecosystem

Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

By the Way, You've Got Mail!

Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Mighty Monarchs come to Oregon!

Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Blog: Reasons to Smile | Category:
Spark your imagination with ideas, inspirations, and lessons from a youth educator

Ornamental Gourds

Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

When 4-H really matters

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Naming Beneficiaries: Have you made any of these mistakes?

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Is It Too Early to Sell the 2017 Soybean Crop? - from Darrel Good

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

It's Time For Fall Leaf Color Again!

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Gas Station Grabs: Finding Healthier Options at Convenience Stores

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Blog: Mission: Nutrition | Category: Nutrition
Providing the most up-to-date information on health and nutrition is my mission!

HSUS targets beef checkoff; NCBA vows to take stand

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Get Involved in 4-H

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 | Blog: 4-H Corner | Category: 4-H
Join The 4-H Action!

Recipe Rescue: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Utilizing Corn Residue for Cattle Feed

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Woodford County welcomes New Master Gardeners

Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Aging in a Positive Light

Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Wooly Aphids by Phil Nixon

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Hummingbird Mint Creating a Buzz

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Prairies to Perennials | Category: Horticulture
An almanac of all things that grow in Lincoln's backyard.

Stewing Over Soup

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Emerald Ash Borer Update

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Low-Water Use Landscapes

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Keeping Insect Cocoons and Pupae Cases Over the Winter

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Diplodia ear mold at harvest: What can be done now?

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Why NOT to cut your perennials this fall..

Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Blog: The Joy of Gardening | Category: Horticulture
Whether prairie plant or pansy, native or ornamental, gain insight into all aspects of gardening & wildlife.

What You Need to Know to Help Your Loved One Prevent Falls

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Cool Weather Attracts Wildlife Inside

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Spectacular Spring Bulbs

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

FDA to target some therapeutic, in-feed antimicrobials

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Night in the Garden Series Spotlights Food Gardens

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Dismantling a Majestic Oak

Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 | Blog: The Humble Gardener | Category: Horticulture
At University of Illinois Extension, our volunteers are at our core. Hear their voice on this volunteer driven blog.

Make Preparations for Encountering Palmer Amaranth During Harvest

Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Herb Celebration at the Woodford Courthouse on September 27

Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Healthy Adult Sibling Relationships

Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Court finds EPA wronged farmers

Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Do Plants Predict the Weather?

Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

How Important is the 2 Hour Rule?

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

How Plants Climb

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Celebrate National Farm Safety Week (Sept. 18-24): Brush Up with One or More Free Webinar

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Spring and Summer Bulbs

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

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