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Houseplants Going Back Inside

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Plan For Your Ash Tree's Future

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

What is Hominy?

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

FAQ: Cornstalk Grazing

Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Should we grow saffron crocus in Illinois?

Posted: Friday, September 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.

Unexpected dry weather

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Crops, Weather and Low Prices

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Blog: Acres of Knowledge | Category: Agriculture
All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

To Freeze or Not Freeze My Credit Report?

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Raising Monarchs: Tips for Monarch Rearing Indoors

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Fall is here; plant trees and shrubs

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Coloring with Chili Powder

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

What's for Dinner? Late Season Harvest

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 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.

Unexpected Dry Weather

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

2-day training for agencies working with limited resource audiences on financial management

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

September Already

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

How do Plant's Decide What Color to Wear?

Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

McLean master gardeners are awarded by Brittnay Haag

Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Cooking with Hominy!

Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Plants That Move

Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Snacks on the Go

Posted: Friday, September 8, 2017 | Blog: Be Smart, Eat Well, Get Healthy | Category: Nutrition & Wellness

Livingston Master Gardeners Awarded by Brittnay Haag

Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Soak up the Flavor of Soba Noodles

Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Home Hydroponics

Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Keep that Garden Growing

Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Google and 4-H ... and Russell

Posted: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Woodford Master Gardeners awarded by Brittnay Haag

Posted: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Consumer Economics Educator Position Open

Posted: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

One Pot Meals

Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

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  • Simply Nutritious, Quick and DeliciousJenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!
  • 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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  • Illinois Nutrition EditionA Source for Health Information You Can Trust
  • Healthy Eats and RepeatHighlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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