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What about a Flexible Cash Rent Lease

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 | Blog: Acres of Knowledge | Category: Agriculture
All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

How Many Times can We Talk about Water?

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 | Blog: Over the Garden Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Inventory Stored Feeds

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 | Blog: The Cattle Connection | Category: Agriculture
The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Getting Kids in the Kitchen, Developing Healthy Lifestyles

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 | Blog: Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness | Category: Nutrition
Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.

When Summer turns to Fall, Sweet Potatoes are a Treat for All!

Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

The Best Gardening Happens in the Fall: Learn how with University of Illinois Extension

Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Four Seasons Gardening Program Offers Winter Series

Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Eggplant: Add it to Your Next Recipe

Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

The Grapes Are Ready!

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | Blog: The Humble Gardener | Category: Horticulture
At University of Illinois Extension, our volunteers are at our core. Hear their voice on this volunteer driven blog.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | Blog: Naturalist Notebook | Category:
Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois.

Fall Carrots for a Holiday Harvest

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Back to school! Ease those First-Day Blues! A tip sheet from the Illinois Early Learning Project

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Tree and Shrub Disease Update

Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 | Blog: Over the Garden Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Garden's Make Beautiful Music

Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

CSA Week 8: Halfway

Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 | Blog: Know How, Know More | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers and Community

U of I Releases Study on The Effects of Injectable Trace Minerals for Beef Heifers

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 | Blog: Around the County | Category: Agriculture
Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Five Valuable Tips for Fall Lawn Care

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

The Perfect Panini

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

The Sounds of Nature

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Blog: Naturalist Notebook | Category:
Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois.

Join us for a Pesto Party at the Yost House in Pontiac

Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Plants That Inhibit Other Plants

Posted: Monday, August 6, 2018 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Fall is a Great Time to Plant Trees, Shrubs, and Bulbs

Posted: Sunday, August 5, 2018 | Blog: Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort | Category: Horticulture
Rhonda Ferree's Horticulture Blog

Museum of Science and Industry: Smart Home Garden-the Fab Lab Kids

Posted: Sunday, August 5, 2018 | Blog: Chicago Urban Gardening | Category: Horticulture
The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Silphiums: Standing tall over the prairie

Posted: Sunday, August 5, 2018 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

CSA Week 7: Eggplant

Posted: Sunday, August 5, 2018 | Blog: Know How, Know More | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers and Community

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  • Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.
  • Mission: Nutrition Providing the most up-to-date information on health and nutrition is my mission!
  • Illinois Nutrition EditionA Source for Health Information You Can Trust
  • Healthy Eats and RepeatHighlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
  • the ABCs of school nutritionThe ABCs of School Nutrition Program supports school nutrition programs by providing training, resources, and tailored technical assistance to Illinois school nutrition professionals. On our blog, you'll find a variety success stories from schools around Illinois who have worked with us on Smarter Lunchroom initiatives, Breakfast After the Bell, and more! We also highlight School Nutrition Heroes who are committed to serving healthy meals and our winning Meal of the Month photo contest entries. To navigate, feel free to scroll through the posts, or narrow it down by selecting relevant categories (displayed on the right side of the page). Have a question? Choose the "ASK A SCHOOL NUTRITION QUESTION" category to get to the pinned post.
  • Let's Eat for HealthEasy, Family-Friendly Nutrition Tips for Any Budget
  • Food Safety & PreservationLatest food safety and preservation information from Cook County Extension
  • Local Food FrontierFollow the growing local movement in central Illinois from field to fork
  • Simply Nutritious, Quick and DeliciousJenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

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