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Choosy Eating: Just Relax, It's Probably Normal!

Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Recycling & Repurposing in the Garden

Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Allergenic Plants

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Should I Be Worried About Artificial Sweeteners?

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

POTW: Cherry Trees

Posted: Friday, April 17, 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.

Wetlands of Significance

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Out in the Yard and Garden

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Dear Young Friend: Investing Your Long Term Money

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Crabgrass Germination Has Begun

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Asian Ladybugs, Millipedes, and Box Elder Bugs and keeping them from the home

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Effects of Frost

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Out in the Yard and Garden

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Kale is Cooler than Broccoli

Posted: Wednesday, April 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.

We're off and running!

Posted: Wednesday, April 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.

In the News #4: IISG Pollution Prevention-related Articles and Research

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 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 Crop Weekly, April 15

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

Illinois 4-H Loves Our Military Youth, So Purple Up! Today

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

See You Later, Alligator!!

Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Planting underway in Northern Illinois

Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Choose what you want to learn during Money Smart Week, April 18 - 25

Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Sasha Learns: How to Buy a House - Finding a Realtor

Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-13-2015

Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 | Blog: Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

Lawn Alternatives

Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Early Years Are Learning Years

Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Creeping Charlie

Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Are Your Pastures Ready for Spring Grazing?

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 | Blog: Acres of Knowledge | Category: Agriculture
All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

First-Calf Cows: High nutrient demand can slow breed-back

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Results of a 17-year study investigating the effects of crop rotation and tillage on yield and returns

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

The Rising Cost of Prom and the "Promposal".

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Lawn Alternatives

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Plant of the Week! Siberian Squill

Posted: Friday, April 10, 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.

4-H Celebrates Service During National Volunteer Week

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Perennial Beds Can Use Your Help

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

7 things you should know about canine influenza

Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015 | Blog: Animals and Science in the Classroom | Category: Agriculture
Gain tips on animal husbandry, animal related activities, games, events and careers!

First Taste of Spring

Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Early Season Lawn Weeds

Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Fairy Rings, Mushrooms, and Toadstools

Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015 | Blog: In The Backyard | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Growing Perennial Vegetables to Save Garden Dollars

Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Moles and Voles Oh My!

Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Recipe Rescue: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Give Peas a Chance

Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly, April 8

Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | Blog: Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable and fruit crop info for local producers.

When all you hear is No! - Your Young Child

Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Spruce Up Motivation for Old Goals

Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

National Public Health Week – April 6-12, 2015

Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Blog: Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Tech Tuesday- Merlin Bird ID

Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture
Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

The Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2015 | Blog: Green Speak | Category: Horticulture
Horticulture topics from gardens to lawns and then some.

Dig In! to National Garden Month

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2015 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Garden Structures

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

weekly fruit and vegetable crop update 4-7-2015

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2015 | Blog: Fruit & Vegetable Weekly Crop Update | Category: Agriculture
Timely vegetable crop info for local producers.

Garden Structures

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Cooking Solution: Roasting Veggies

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Caladium

Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

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