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McLean County Master Gardener Training

Posted: Wednesday, October 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.

Scouting weeds pre-harvest

Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Century-Old Mystery Solved; Bluetongue Transmission Cracked

Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Federal court upholds Alameda County's medicine take-back ordinance

Posted: Wednesday, October 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.

Seasonal Seed Show

Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Blog: East Central Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture
East Central Illinois Master Gardeners' reflections from the gardens

Beyond Butternut, Acorn & Spaghetti

Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Students First: A Great Approach for the Newly-Adopted Learning Standards

Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Blog: Nurturing Hearts & Noggins | Category: Family
Promoting academic, social, and emotional learning for lifelong success

White Grubs

Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Blog: Japanese Beetle News | Category: Horticulture
Current information for homeowners and agricultural producers

More Herbs, Less Salt (Part 2)!

Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

What's So Super about 'Superfoods'?

Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

National survey seeks to learn how pet owners dispose of PPCPs

Posted: Monday, September 29, 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.

Vermilion County Master Gardeners Create A Discovery Garden

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 | Blog: Imagine Blog for Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture

Don't Move Firewood

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Join the 4-H Action!

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 | Blog: 4-H Corner | Category: 4-H
Join The 4-H Action!

More Herbs, Less Salt (Part 1)!

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

Goldenrod

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Bulb Forcing

Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Introducing Community Spotlight

Posted: Saturday, September 27, 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.

Welcome Bees with Early Spring Bloomers

Posted: Friday, September 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.

Recipe Rescue: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

What do I do with pears?

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Is Your Money Slipping Out the Door?

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Harvest has started at NIARC

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

Congrats to Molly Hofer!

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 | Blog: Chicago Urban Gardening | Category: Agriculture
The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Goldenrod

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Do GMO Feeds Harm Livestock?

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Yellowjackets

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Oaks, Acorns and Squirrels

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, September 22

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

What's Devouring my Dogwood?

Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Blog: Habitual Gardener | Category: Horticulture
Promoting healthy garden habits and habitats

University of Illinois Ag Economists develop eTools to help producers make 2014-2018 crop insurance program decisions

Posted: Thursday, September 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.

Recipe Rescue: Build-Your-Own Burritos and Bowls

Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Getting Back to your Roots

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

Getting Back to Your Roots

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Blog: Healthy on a Budget | Category: Nutrition
Find out how to save a bundle and stay healthy with affordable meal recipes, food shopping tips, and much more.

Drinks from the Herb Garden

Posted: Tuesday, September 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.

Celebrating SepticSmart Week September 22-26

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 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.

fruit and vegetable weekly update 9-20-2014

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Blog: Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

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

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