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Home, Lawn and Garden Day 2016 hosted by McLean County Master Gardeners

Posted: Monday, February 8, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Using Flooded Produce Safely

Posted: Monday, February 8, 2016 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Where do my plants come from? And why should I care?

Posted: Monday, February 8, 2016 | Blog: University of Illinois Plant Clinic | Category: Horticulture
Focusing on plant pests and plant health management for ornamental, hobby, and commercial growers across the state.

Animal of the Week: Bald Eagle

Posted: Monday, February 8, 2016 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

IS IT GOODBYE FOR THE ILLINOIS SBDC?

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 | Blog: Building Entrepreneurial Communities | Category: Community and Economic Development
Strategies for Strengthening Local Economies

Edible Landscapes

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Cabin Fever? Clear the Clutter

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Groundhogs Day

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

1 to 3 PM on Feb 11 - Live Resilient Corn Production Webinar - **CEU Opportunity**

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Getting Some Early Spring Bloom

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Scam-Grams! Watch out!

Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2016 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Healthy Snacking for the New Year

Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2016 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Online Crop Insurance Decision Tools Updated - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Winter Citrus

Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

The Beauty of Brussels Sprouts

Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Family Night In - February

Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Matters of the Heart

Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Catalog Code

Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Animal of the Week: Tufted Titmouse

Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

The Meaning of Flowers

Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Neonatal Calf Management

Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Pages from the Caregiver's Guidebook

Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Muddy, Carbon, Water

Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

A Couple of Reliable Gardening Resources

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 | Blog: Chicago Urban Gardening | Category: Agriculture
The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Cleaner Water

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Hot Tea is a Hot Trend

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

The Meaning of Flowers

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

EITC Awareness Day!

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Catalog Code

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

2016 Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference Slated for March 2

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Tree Pruning Workshop on Feb. 19 in Bloomington

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Transitions: Strategies for your 401(k)

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

2016: Year of the Begonia

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | Blog: Timeline Through Landscape Design | Category: Horticulture
A blog for home gardeners about step-by-step processes for seasonal landscape improvements

Popular Blogger of "Kiss My Aster" to speak at 14th Annual Home, Lawn and Garden Day

Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Shrimp: No Longer a Cholesterol Worry

Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Why the Next Four Weeks are Critical to Filing Your Taxes

Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Planting your fruit trees in the best location

Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Animal of the Week: Snowy Owl

Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Bull Buyers Guide

Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

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