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Caprese Pasta Salad

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Appeals court uphold FDA action on judicious use of antibiotics

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

UpClose with Steve Mauro

Posted: Friday, August 1, 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.

Trip to Beverly/Lake Katherine

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 | Blog: Suddenly I Seed! | Category:
An Inside Look Into the Cook County Master Gardener Program by University of Illinois Extension Summer Interns

Pest of the Week-Squash Vine Borer

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 | Blog: Raise, Grow, Harvest, Eat, Repeat | Category: Horticulture
A blog for growers, consumers, and backyard gardeners to grow, eat, and connect in the local food system.

Use Biological Chemicals in the War on Bugs

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Pass the Cheese, Please

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

McFarland Fund celebrates accomplishments of top Illinois 4-H teems

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Home Hydroponics Part II

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 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.

Recipe Rescue: Hash Brown Casserole

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Vine Crops – Bugs and Disease

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Blog: Kendall County Extension Gardens | Category: Horticulture
What's New in the Garden

It's a win-win situation at Vermilion County Food Smart program

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

What is the great American landscape?

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Blog: Habitual Gardener | Category: Horticulture
Promoting healthy garden habits and habitats

DEA announces nationwide drug take-back event on September 27

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 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 Blights of Summer

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Blog: Raise, Grow, Harvest, Eat, Repeat | Category: Horticulture
A blog for growers, consumers, and backyard gardeners to grow, eat, and connect in the local food system.

Urbana Farming: What does it mean?

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Blog: Cultivating Your City | Category: Horticuluture

Blue Dasher Dragon Fly

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, July 29, 2014

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

100,000 meals for the hungry … and counting

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Will Crop Insurance Make Payments in 2014 - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Keeping Up With The Latest Scoop!

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Blog: Nurturing Hearts & Noggins | Category: Family
Promoting academic, social, and emotional learning for lifelong success

Attack of the Blue Tomatoes!

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

When is a garden a natural area?

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Blog: Habitual Gardener | Category: Horticulture
Promoting healthy garden habits and habitats

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 7-28-2014

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Blog: Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

How Sweet is it Really? Delving into Sugar Substitutes

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Recycling takes on a new look in Kendall County summer workshops

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

The Best Financial Tool for Young Adults …

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Home Hydroponic Systems

Posted: Monday, July 28, 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.

Popular Science debunks 10 GMO claims

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 | Blog: The Small Ruminant Blog | Category: Agriculture

The Resilient Landscape, Preparing Your Plants for Weather-Related Disasters Part 2: Drought

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Lee County Master Gardeners Three Sisters Garden

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 | Blog: Imagine Blog for Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture

Learning through visiting cattle farms in Alabama

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Japanese Beetle Update

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Tomato Diseases

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Youth get taste of college life during 4-H Illini Summer Academies

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Summer Traveling. Destination: Health

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Northern Illinois Palmer amaranth field day

Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Invasive Callery pears by Rhonda Feree and Sandy Mason

Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Top 7 Reasons to Grow & Use Fresh Herbs

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

POTW: Tiger Lilies

Posted: Friday, July 25, 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.

Frozen Pops, Too Good to Stop!

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Base Acreage Reallocation Option for the 2014 Farm Bill - from Carl Zulauf, Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, and Gary Schnitkey

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Scouting in 2014 can inform decisions for 2015 and beyond

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Green Roofs Becoming More Popular

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Sensory Bins

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Blog: Animals and Science in the Classroom | Category: Agriculture
Gain tips on animal husbandry, animal related activities, games, events and careers!

Aster Yellow on Purple Coneflowers

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 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.

Pest of the Week- Striped/Spotted Cucumber Beetles

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Blog: Raise, Grow, Harvest, Eat, Repeat | Category: Horticulture
A blog for growers, consumers, and backyard gardeners to grow, eat, and connect in the local food system.

Recipe Rescue: Mozzarella Sticks

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, June 23, 2014

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Conifer Sawflies by Phil Nixon

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Sweat Bees and Syrphid Flies

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Sticky Mess Under Trees

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Rust on Hollyhocks

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Youth Cattle Shows Help Build Future Leaders

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Wilt, Spot, and Speck…Tis Tomato Disease Season

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Blog: Raise, Grow, Harvest, Eat, Repeat | Category: Horticulture
A blog for growers, consumers, and backyard gardeners to grow, eat, and connect in the local food system.

Straw - For More than Scarecrows

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

Tussle of the Taters

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Financial Fat Cat

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Weaning: Low Stress, Common Sense

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Resilient ag conference now open to crop advisors and farmers - Register by July 28th

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Youth inspired to live healthier lives, make healthier choices

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

weekly fruit and vegetable update 7-21-2014

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

Green Roofs Becoming More Popular

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Cicada Killers and European hornets by Phil Nixon and Kelly Allsup

Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Butterfly Bush

Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Black Knot on Cherry by Travis Cleveland-Diagnosed in McLean County

Posted: Saturday, July 19, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Save the Taste of Summer

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

Making Your Own Baby Food

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Trivia contest helps youth build friendships across county

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Click Beetles

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Cool Weather and Plant Development

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where DuPage County Master Gardeners come for all the Master Gardener neighborhood news.

Protect You and Your Family – Understand West Nile Virus

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

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