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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Blog: Sexual Health from the Inside Out | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Ebola Virus Disease and pets

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Blog: Animals and Science in the Classroom | Category: Agriculture
Gain tips on animal husbandry, animal related activities, games, events and careers!

Dead and Dying Trees from Rhonda Feree

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Bulgur Wheat: A Quick-Cooking, (and delicious!) Whole Grain

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Results of SDS Variety Trials

Posted: Tuesday, October 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.

Fantastic Fossilized Forest Found near our Hometown

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Blog: The Garden Scoop | Category: Horticulture
The Garden Scoop is a collection of reflections about the Master Gardeners in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion.

“2,000 Bull Project” targets cattle traits

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

401(k) Loans: Whose Advice Should You Trust?

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Protecting Your Home From Fall Insect Invaders

Posted: Monday, October 20, 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.

Fall and Winter Preparation

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Fall Garden Tips

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Avoid Oriental Bittersweet!

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Blueberries

Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Effects of frame-size and time-on-pasture on carcass and beef traits of grass-fed beef

Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Expand your Market with Stockmanship

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Avoid Oriental Bittersweet!

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Cover Crops Week: Day 5- Mixtures and Wrap-Up

Posted: Friday, October 17, 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.

Test Post

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 | Blog: Let's Eat for Health | Category: Nutrition

Does an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Help Arthritis?

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Celebrating Extension staff's dedication to excellence

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Community Spotlight shines on Macon County Sheriff's Office

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 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.

Brussels Sprouts are Delicious!

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Cover Crops Week: Day 4- Exit Strategies

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 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.

2014 Korean Master Gardener International Conference

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 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.

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, October 13

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

Cover Crops Week: Day 3- Leguminous

Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 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.

Breast Cancer Awareness Meets Nutrition

Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Saving Milkweed for Monarch Butterfly caterpillars

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Killing frost?

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Cost Of Developing 2014 Heifer Calves Will Be Record High

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Program Helps Communities Prepare for Emerald Ash Borer

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Cover Crops Week: Day 2- Nonleguminous

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 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.

Kane County Master Gardeners Lead Community Gardening Efforts at Sherman Hospital

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Blog: Imagine Blog for Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture

Developing Replacement Heifers

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Pass the potatoes, please!

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

How Hot is Your Jalapeno?

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed for Warren County Illinois

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Grain drying and storage

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Keyhole Gardens

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 | Blog: The Garden Scoop | Category: Horticulture
The Garden Scoop is a collection of reflections about the Master Gardeners in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion.

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Logan, Menard, and Sangamon Counties

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Join our master gardener team

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Garden Trend 10 – Think Gardens

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Cover Crops Week: Day 1-Introduction

Posted: Monday, October 13, 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.

Rhubarb

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Transplanting Trees

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Garden Trend 10 – Think Gardens

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

What's Going on in the Garden?

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

First Really Cold Weather

Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Blog: Kendall County Extension Gardens | Category: Horticulture
What's New in the Garden

Recipe Rescue: Macaroni and Cheese

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

The Purple Ribbon

Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Blog: Sexual Health from the Inside Out | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Savoring Squash

Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, October 6

Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Sweet on Sweet Potatoes

Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

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