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Keep your Kidneys Healthy: DASH Eating Plan

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

GAO: Gaps still exist in food animal antibiotic reporting

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Temperature fluctuations outside can lead to temperature and moisture issues in stored grain

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Four Seasons Gardening Spring Series

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Blog: Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner | Category:
In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Using Hydroponics at Home

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Are Oils Interchangeable?

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Keep an Eye on Summer Bulbs

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

How is your soil?

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Teens Create a Vision for the Future of Their Community

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Blog: Building Entrepreneurial Communities | Category: Community and Economic Development
Strategies for Strengthening Local Economies

Dr. Nafziger to Present Nitrogen Management Webinar on Thursday, March 30

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Rhubarb's Mysteries Revealed

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 | Blog: Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner | Category:
In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Enjoy Delicious Crepes!

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Too Much is Not a Good Thing

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Designing a Resilient Downtown - Canton

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 | Blog: Building Entrepreneurial Communities | Category: Community and Economic Development
Strategies for Strengthening Local Economies

Coyotes by Jason Haupt

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Zucchini: A Great Addition to Your March Table!

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 | Blog: Let's Eat for Health | Category: Nutrition
Easy, Family-Friendly Nutrition Tips for Any Budget

Horticulture Heals

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Happy National Nutrition Month

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Birds Bees and Wild Things: Feathered Friends

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Farewell

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Early Season Lawn Weeds

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Pruning Roses

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Gardening in the House

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Sugar'n Tyme

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Blog: Naturalist Notebook | Category:
Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois.

Gardening in the House

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

April Gardening To-Do's

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Beware of the Invasive Teasel Plant

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Spring Break Gardening

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Blog: Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner | Category:
In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Blog: Refill Your Cup with Self-Care | Category: Community Health
Genuine, sustained self-care is an art.

Beware of these bad carrots

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Big City Varmints

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 | 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.

Trees and shrubs for poor drainage sites

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 | Blog: Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner | Category:
In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Play Is The Way

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Perennial Flower Garden Design

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Pruning Fruit Trees

Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 | Blog: Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner | Category:
In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Plants for a Dry, Shade Garden

Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

The American Robin: Living up to its superhero image

Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

What Can You Learn from Your Tax Return?

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Impacts of late winter weather and tips from a Horticulturist

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Wedding Season is coming... is your wallet ready?

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

March Snows

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Home Fruit Tree Spray Schedule

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Pesticides – What are They?

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Spring Lawn Maintenance and Seeding

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Garden Timing

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Don't Fear the Green Smoothie

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Feeding your neighbor takes on new meaning

Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

The Life of Soil

Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Is thaw/freeze affecting plants?

Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

How is Vinegar Made?

Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

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