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Spence Farm Chosen for Slow Food Almanac

Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Blog: Local Food Frontier | Category: Nutrition
Follow the growing local movement in central Illinois from field to fork

Time To Think about your Backyard Habitat

Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture

I'll Take a #5. Hold the Antibiotics.

Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Discover 4-H with Service Learning

Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Blog: 4-H Corner | Category: 4-H
Join The 4-H Action!

Community Spotlight: West Lafayette Police Department (Indiana)

Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 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.

It’s a Busy Time for Decisions

Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Blog: Acres of Knowledge | Category: Agriculture
All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Why are my evergreens browning?

Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Blog: The Joy of Gardening | Category: Horticulture
Whether prairie plant or pansy, native or ornamental, gain insight into all aspects of gardening & wildlife.

Quick Spinach, Sausage, and White Bean Stew

Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

1950s Gardening

Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Is Fresh Produce Best?

Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Patience

Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

The Good, the Bad and the Lovely Plants: Free Webinar Series

Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

The Meaning of Moderation... Can All Foods Fit?

Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Give your brain a boost - Get Moving!

Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Watch the Dough Grow

Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

The Great Pepper Caper

Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Ever wondered how far apart your barns need to be for adequate ventilation, then look no further.

Posted: Sunday, March 1, 2015 | Blog: The Ag Engineering Update | Category: Agriculture
The latest and greatest from your livestock engineers.

Hypertufa

Posted: Sunday, March 1, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

The Magic of Saving Money

Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Tax Time is a Time to Build Your Savings

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Be a Smart Snacker!

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Winter Workers - Worms!

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

The Great Pepper Caper

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Patience

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Investigating the effects of planting date and in-furrow treatments on soybean yield in 2014

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Teachers: Don't Forget to Love Yourself

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 | Blog: Nurturing Hearts & Noggins | Category: Family
Promoting academic, social, and emotional learning for lifelong success

Edible Perennials

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 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.

Plants Coping with the Weather

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 | Blog: Down the Garden Path | Category: Horticulture

Reflecting on Practice

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 | Blog: Animals and Science in the Classroom | Category: Agriculture
Gain tips on animal husbandry, animal related activities, games, events and careers!

The Game of Saving

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

Healthy How-To: Soft Pretzels

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Wisconsin announces exciting news about drug take-back programs

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 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.

Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Agronomy Night

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Calling all pharmacy students...have we got a deal for you

Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 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.

February is Heart Health Month

Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | Blog: Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Share Your Savings Goal and Win the #imsavingfor Contest

Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Illinois Cattle Feeders Meeting to be held in Macomb, IL on Mar. 5th

Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Why oh why didn't I winterize my shrubs?

Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | Blog: Cultivating Your City | Category: Horticuluture
A blog exploring interesting and unique growing systems and trends in urban areas!

Is it Worth Going 'Nuts' for Coconut?

Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Small Steps to Saving

Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

County yields for northern Illinois

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

What's the Difference between Cajun and Creole?

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

A New Chip on the Block

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

A New Chip on the Block

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 | Blog: Lifestyle Choices for Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely discussion on topics of health and wellness to encourage action and improvement in personal wellness.

March 16-22 is Brain Awareness Week

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

The Edible Indoor Garden

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

5 Simple Steps to Save Successfully this America Saves Week

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Creating Serenity in the Garden

Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Certified livestock manager training in Northern Illinois

Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

The Edible Indoor Garden

Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

2014 County Yields Released by the National Ag Statistics Service

Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Plants Coping with the Weather

Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 | Blog: Over the Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

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