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Welcome New Horticulture Educators: Nancy Kreith and Kim Ellson

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Blog: Chicago Urban Gardening | Category: Agriculture
The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Finding more Grazing Days

Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Six easy ways to reduce pharmaceutical waste

Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 | Blog: Rx for Action | Category: Environment
A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

Fall Bulb Planting

Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Get Creative with Avocado

Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Look for a Fun Activity This Weekend

Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

ATTENTION: Home Cooks. Are you using the right oil for the right job?

Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Fall Bulb Planting

Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

6 Super Ways to Rev Up Your Immune System

Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Boone County Farm Stroll!

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 | Blog: Dirt Under Your Nails | Category: Agriculture
Small farms, local foods, alternative agriculture, acreages, sustainability

Comfort Food Makeover

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Rain Gardens

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

The Cooler Nights Continue

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 | Blog: Kendall County Extension Gardens | Category: Horticulture
What's New in the Garden

University of Illinois students gain practical work experience while earning class credit

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 | Blog: Rx for Action | Category: Environment
A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

The Cooler Nights Continue

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Embracing the Rainbow of Vegetables

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Blog: East Central Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture
East Central Illinois Master Gardeners' reflections from the gardens

Basic Hydroponics Part 2: Ebb and Flow

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Blog: Cultivating Your City | Category: Horticuluture

ARC-CO and PLC Payment Indicator for 2014 Crop Year: September 2014 WASDE U.S. Yield and Price Updated by Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Recipe Rescue: Orange Chicken

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Tax Uncertainty? Tax Diversification to the Rescue

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Biting Insects This Fall

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Pumpkin Selection and Care For Decoration

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Happy National Guacamole Day!

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

4-H Companion Animal Photo and Video Contest

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: Animals and Science in the Classroom | Category: Agriculture
Gain tips on animal husbandry, animal related activities, games, events and careers!

Get Creative with Avocado

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: Lifestyle Choices for Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely discussion on topics of health and wellness to encourage action and improvement in personal wellness.

Effect of cooler weather

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Dead and Dying Trees on the Increase

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Ford-Iroquois Master Gardener Plant Share

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: East Central Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture
East Central Illinois Master Gardeners' reflections from the gardens

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, September 15

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Reminder: Grain samples needed to revise nutrient removal values

Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Lunchbox Lessons

Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Dead and Dying Trees on the Increase

Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Organic, conventional dairies similar in cow health, milk

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Three Rules for Car Buying You Should not Breakā€¦.and Why I Broke Them!

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

POTW: Cardoon

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Garlic Mustard is Invading Our Woods!

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

The Fall To-Do List

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Logan County Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Early Fall Gardening Tasks

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: Kendall County Extension Gardens | Category: Horticulture
What's New in the Garden

What's Going on in the Yard Now?

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Wind + saturate soils = lodging: Will lodging affect grain dry-down and harvest?

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Community Preparedness Planning Workshop

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Recipe Rescue: Apple Pie

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Take a minute to learn about PPCPs

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Blog: Rx for Action | Category: Environment
A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

What's a Zoodle?

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Autumn = Apples

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

September 16 is Global Female Condom Day!

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Blog: Sexual Health from the Inside Out | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, September 8

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Flowers in the Kitchen: Oregano Flowers

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

What's a Zoodle?

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Blog: Lifestyle Choices for Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely discussion on topics of health and wellness to encourage action and improvement in personal wellness.

Fall is a good time to take a soil test

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

The Secret to Winning the Battle of the Bulge

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

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