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Spring is Coming

Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Effectively Communicating With Your Teen

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

An Organic Question Part 1

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Citizen scientists observe spring blooms by Alicia Hallal

Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Take a new look at dandelions

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Recycle Plastic Pots

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 | Blog: Prairies to Perennials | Category: Horticulture
An almanac of all things that grow in Lincoln's backyard.

Have You Had Your Green Today?

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Understanding Climate Change in Illinois

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Don't Panic

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 | Blog: Straight Stalk | Category: Agriculture
Current crop information updates and research highlights

Waste Not Want Not

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Impacts of Chinese Soybean Tariffs on Financial Position of Central Illinois Grain Farms

Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Focus on Getting Cows Bred Early in the Breeding Season

Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Dealing with Fruit Trees in this Weather

Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Master Gardener Training Coming to Livingston County

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

A Series of Strange but Fortunate Events

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 | 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.

Backyard grapes for Illinois by Bruce Black

Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Gardening in April

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

The Deli Meat Dilemma

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Interest Rates and Cropland Land Values

Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Blog: Acres of Knowledge | Category: Agriculture
All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

What is Soil Health?

Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Blog: Acres of Knowledge | Category: Agriculture
All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Invitation for Farmers - Petersburg Poultry Event is April 19.

Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Money Smart Week: A Chance to Keep Up with Changing Realities

Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Sweet dreams for kids helped by 4-H

Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Classic Food: Tomato Juice

Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

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  • Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.
  • Mission: Nutrition Providing the most up-to-date information on health and nutrition is my mission!
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  • Healthy Eats and RepeatHighlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
  • the ABCs of school nutritionThe ABCs of School Nutrition Program supports school nutrition programs by providing training, resources, and tailored technical assistance to Illinois school nutrition professionals. On our blog, you'll find a variety success stories from schools around Illinois who have worked with us on Smarter Lunchroom initiatives, Breakfast After the Bell, and more! We also highlight School Nutrition Heroes who are committed to serving healthy meals and our winning Meal of the Month photo contest entries. To navigate, feel free to scroll through the posts, or narrow it down by selecting relevant categories (displayed on the right side of the page). Have a question? Choose the "ASK A SCHOOL NUTRITION QUESTION" category to get to the pinned post.
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  • Simply Nutritious, Quick and DeliciousJenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

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