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Pass the Cranberries!

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 | Blog: Mission: Nutrition | Category: Nutrition
Providing the most up-to-date information on health and nutrition is my mission!

Giving Children the Gift of Memories

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 | Blog: 4-H Corner | Category: 4-H
Join The 4-H Action!

Seasonal Decorating with Evergreens

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Gifts for the Gardener

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

Reigniting Thanksgiving Leftovers

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

Just What Is Quinoa?

Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Avoiding Garden Gift Gimmicks

Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Giving thanks for our pets

Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 | Blog: Animals and Science in the Classroom | Category: Agriculture
Gain tips on animal husbandry, animal related activities, games, events and careers!

Butterflies Enjoy Nature's Camoflauge

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Gifts for the Gardener

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 | Blog: Mission: Nutrition | Category: Nutrition
Providing the most up-to-date information on health and nutrition is my mission!

Out in the Yard in Late November

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 | Blog: Kendall County Extension Gardens | Category: Horticulture
What's New in the Garden

Keeping the Thanksgiving Meal Safe

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

FICO 9 May Improve Your Credit Score – Someday

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Nuts for Novermber!

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

It's Time to Go For the Gold in Junior Leadership

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Pesticide applicator training and testing locations and dates set

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Have You Heard About B.O.B.? ( Bur Oak Blight)

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Blog: Cultivating Your City | Category: Horticuluture
A blog exploring interesting and unique growing systems and trends in urban areas!

Holiday Spending: How Not to Blow Your Budget

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Backyard Grains Program: What to Expect

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 | 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.

Nuts: Nutritious and Delicious

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Dried Flower Arrangements

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

African Violets

Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Mice

Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2014 | Blog: Tales from a Plant Addict | Category: Horticulture
Fun (& a few serious) facts, tips and tricks for every gardener, new and old.

Saving Pumpkin Seeds?

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Upcoming agricultural programs

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

ACA Marketplace is Now Open

Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 | Blog: Get the Facts: Healthcare Reform in Illinois | Category: Consumer

Dried Flower Arrangements

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 | Blog: ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Horticulture Hotline – How We Helped the Community

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 | Blog: The Garden Scoop | Category: Horticulture
The Garden Scoop is a collection of reflections about the Master Gardeners in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion.

Extension Ag, Natural Resources and Horticulture Regional Program Calendar

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 | Blog: Straight Stalk | Category: Agriculture
Current crop information updates and research highlights

Bladder Health, What’s it all About?

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 | Blog: Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Happy World Diabetes Day: Diabetes and Celiac Disease

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 | Blog: Mission: Nutrition | Category: Nutrition
Providing the most up-to-date information on health and nutrition is my mission!

Avoiding Garden Gift Gimmicks!

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 | Blog: Buckets, Bales, & Bushels | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers, and Community

Now is a great time to conduct a BCS on the cowherd

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Weather summary: Have below-freezing high temperatures arrived early in 2014?

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Blog: Hill and Furrow | Category: Agriculture
Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.

Winterizing Your Home: Your Winter Weather Financial Guide

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

UpClose gets a brand new look for our two year anniversary

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 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.

Top Canned Food Picks

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Recipe Rescue: Green Bean Casserole

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Are you eating pro- or anti- inflammatory foods?

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

Almost done

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Blog: The North 160 Acres | Category: Agriculture
Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

Three Youth to Attend National 4-H Congress

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Blog: Inside 4-H Looking Out | Category: 4-H
What's Happening with 4-H in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Herbal Gifts from Your Garden

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

A Gluten Free Thanksgiving

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Blog: Illinois Nutrition Edition | Category: Nutrition
A Source for Health Information You Can Trust

Have the sniffles?

Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Blog: Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Keeping Your Waistline Trim During the Holidays

Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 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.

Germs are Everywhere!

Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Blog: Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration | Category: Family
Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Farm Bureau releases big data survey results

Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Blog: The Cattle Blog | Category: Agriculture

Welcome!

Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Blog: Let's Eat for Health | Category: Nutrition

Overwintering Perennial Patio Containers

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 | Blog: Hort in the Home Landscape | Category: Horticulture
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.

Master Gardeners Donate 5 tons of Produce

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 | Blog: Imagine Blog for Illinois Master Gardeners | Category: Horticulture

Calendering Your Holiday Spending

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer
Saving and investing your money

Helping Our Children Fall In Love (Not In Fear) with Nature

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 | Blog: An Illinois River Almanac | Category: Agriculture

Hedge Apples - Facts and Myths

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 | Blog: Dig It | Category: Horticulture
Service of the Peoria Master Gardeners and the Peoria Journal Star.

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