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Catch that Gingerbread Man!

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Healthy Holiday Hacks

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016 | Blog: Be Smart, Eat Well, Get Healthy | Category: Nutrition & Wellness

Winterizing Backyard Chickens

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016 | Blog: Dirt Under Your Nails | Category: Agriculture
Small farms, local foods, alternative agriculture, acreages, sustainability

Winterize Evergreens to Prevent Injury

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Blog Special: Holiday Gifts – Part 1, Chicken Noodle Soup Mix

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Extending the Life of Cut Evergreens

Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2016 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Is Caring for Oneself Self-Indulgent?

Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | Blog: Refill Your Cup with Self-Care | Category: Community Health
Genuine, sustained self-care is an art.

THE IMPACT OF COLLEGE GRADUATES ON LOCAL ECONOMIES

Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | Blog: Building Entrepreneurial Communities | Category: Community and Economic Development
Strategies for Strengthening Local Economies

Time to protect plants in the landscape

Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

The Gifts Kids REALLY Want

Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

2017 Crop Budgets and Current Prices Say Switch to Soybeans and Expect Low Returns - from Gary Schnitkey and Darrel Good

Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Blog: Reasons to Smile | Category:
Spark your imagination with ideas, inspirations, and lessons from a youth educator

Get to Know your Christmas Tree

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Blog: Chicago Urban Gardening | Category: Agriculture
The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Decorating with Evergreens for the Holidays

Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Holiday gift cards-Beware the Scams!

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Keep your Skin Radiant this Winter

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Time to Protect Plants in the Landscape

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

What's your favorite holiday gift plant?

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

2016 SDS Commercial Variety Test Results Available

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Selection and Care of Fresh Cut Christmas Trees

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Trench, Keyhole and Mound Gardening reuses plant materials

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

What is Self-Care and Why is it so Important?

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 | Blog: Refill Your Cup with Self-Care | Category: Community Health
Genuine, sustained self-care is an art.

Welcome!

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 | Blog: Refill Your Cup with Self-Care | Category: Community Health
Genuine, sustained self-care is an art.

Live Christmas Trees Can Live Years in Your Landscape

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Keeping Track of Your Cultivars

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Blog Special: Winter Squash – Part 3, Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Casserole

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Buy your Fresh Evergreen Centerpiece from the University of Illinois Extension Livingston Master Gardeners

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Dicamba Tolerant Soybeans - Expectations for 2017 - from Aaron Hager

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Winter Hosta Care

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Did the recent rains delay your plans to till the soil for a 2017 soybean crop? You might be glad they did.

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Horticulture in the Movies: Interstellar

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Forcing Paperwhites for Holiday Decor

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Poinsettias Have Arrived

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Sweet Potatoes are a Superfood

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Waste Not From Root to Stalk

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Mental Challenges Help with Memory

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

The Place To Be Is 4-H!

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 | Blog: 4-H Corner | Category: 4-H
Join The 4-H Action!

Gifts of Health for the Holidays

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Grow and Decorate with Air plants this Holiday Season

Posted: Monday, November 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.

Fun Facts about Sweet Potatoes

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Assessing Downtown Canton

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 | Blog: Building Entrepreneurial Communities | Category: Community and Economic Development
Strategies for Strengthening Local Economies

Assessing Downtown Canton

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 | Blog: Campus Engagement in Our Unit | Category: Community and Economic Development
SERVICE and LEARNING provides the greatest potential to influence student development academically and socially

Gifts for the Gardener

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Take Action on Holiday Stress

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Strawberry Slumber

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Chestnuts by Elizabeth Whale

Posted: Friday, November 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.

Winter ration considerations for beef cows

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Blog Special: Winter Squash – Part 2, Butternut Squash Soup

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

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