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"4-H - Good Choice"

Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | Blog: 4-H Corner | Category: 4-H
Join The 4-H Action!

Local Food Resource Guide, 2015

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Blog: Campus Engagement in Our Unit | Category: Extension
SERVICE and LEARNING provides the greatest potential to influence student development academically and socially

A Unique Treat: Jicama

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Blog: Mission: Nutrition | Category: Nutrition
Providing the most up-to-date information on health and nutrition is my mission!

Found Money

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Contaminated Landscape Materials: Rubber Mulch

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Child and Dependent Care Credit – for Summer Camp Costs

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Generations Can Learn From Each Other

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Cooking with Dates: Kid-Approved!

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Vegetable Garden Alternatives

Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Understanding the Life Cycle of Native Bees

Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Bed Edges

Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Blue Star (Amsonia sp)

Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Raised Bed Basics

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 | Blog: Cultivating Your City | Category: Horticuluture
A blog exploring interesting and unique growing systems and trends in urban areas!

Plant of the Week: Jacaranda Tree

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Consumers don't care that farmers are feeding the world

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Vegetable Garden Alternatives

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Illinois Vegetable Gardening Guide

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Dear Young Friend: IRAs Offer Tax Breaks on Your Long Term Money

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Invasive and Noxious Weeds

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Grain Prices Being Felt in Land Prices

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Blog: Acres of Knowledge | Category: Agriculture
All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Do you have a steak or a stake in the cattle business?

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

My Tools of Choice for Weeding

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

2015 Field Crop Scouting Workshop Series Announced

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

2015 Corn Yield Prospects and Early Planting - from Scott Irwin, Darrel Good, and John Newton

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Master Gardener Graduation

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Blog: The Garden Scoop | Category: Horticulture
The Garden Scoop is a collection of reflections about the Master Gardeners in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion.

Aging Well With Leisure

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Free Corn Growing Degree Day (GDD) Decision Support Tool

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Cooking Solution: Microwaves

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

2015 Container Garden Trends and How To's

Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Tomatoes: Get Growing

Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 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.

DIY: Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Avian Influenza - Bird Flu

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Corn Producers Urged to Scout for Black Cutworms, Despite Lack of "Significant" Flight

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

2015 Field Crop Scouting Workshop Series Announced

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Invasive Species- Garlic Mustard

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

No Mess Foil Pack Meals

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Butterfly Larvae Food Plants

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Mosses…Friend or Foe

Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Planting Trees

Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Tree Walk Series Announced

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

If There's a Will, There's a Way - In the Garden

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

2015 Feed Composition Tables

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Tracking nitrogen and Black cutworm

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Butterfly Larvae Food Plants

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Plant of the Week: Pigsqueak, Bergenia

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Collection locations and dates listed for 2015 Agrichemical Container Recycling Program

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update, May15

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

Invasive and Noxious Weeds

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Plant a Row for the Hungry Garden at the Rock River Valley Pantry in Winnebago County

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Blog: Imagine Blog for Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture

Weed Control for Ponds

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Swarming Gnats - That Bite

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Tree Leaf Diseases Return

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Flowers in the Kitchen: Chive Blossoms

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Crops are not the only things emerging in fields

Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Aging Well: A Healthy Lifestyle with Exercise and Nutrition

Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Lovin' Leeks

Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

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