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August: Kids Eat Right Month

August 14, 2015 Planning meals ahead of time can improve health while saving time and money. Getting children involved in planning and cooking meals can have benefits for the whole family, too. more »»

FFA Building Brighter Futures

August 14, 2015 Caption: Most people have heard of the National FFA Organization, formerly known simply as FFA, or Future Farmers of Americ. more »»

August: The Month for Sandwiches

August 7, 2015 What’s your favorite sandwich? Some people like hot sandwiches and others prefer cold. more »»

Rugby to Host 2015 Master Gardener Course

August 7, 2015 Gardening and horticulture information continues to be a popular programming request in NDSU Extension Service county offices across the state. more »»

Volk Attends Chapter President's Conference

August 7, 2015 Abagail Volk, president of the Rugby FFA Chapter, attended the North Dakota FFA Chapter President’s Conference, held at the Chieftain Convention Center in Carrington, July 7-8. more »»

Summer Grilling and Food Safety

July 31, 2015 Summer not only brings out barbecue grills, but also bacteria. Bacteria love the hot, humid days of summer; they grow faster than at any other time of the year and can cause foodborne illness. more »»

Fire Blight Symptoms Occurring Now

July 31, 2015 Now is the time to be on the lookout for fire blight, a serious disease of apples, crabapples and pears. When blossoms, blossom spurs and branch tips are infected, they turn brown and die rapidly. more »»

4-H'ers Win State Fair Awards

July 31, 2015 Several area youth 4-H'ers competed in various events last week at the N.D. State Fair. more »»

4-H State Fair Static Exhibit Results

July 23, 2015 PIERCE COUNTY ANIMAL SCIENCE Blue ribbons: Devin Volk, Briana Slaubaugh, Sierra Tofte, Zachary Slaubaugh, Abagail Volk Red ribbons: Zachary Slaubaugh CROP PRODUCTION Blue ribbons: Seth Jaeger ... more »»

Kaylor: National Salad Week

July 23, 2015 Any way you toss it, a main dish green salad is an easy, nutritious meal — especially on a hot summer's night. more »»

Schmidt: Herbicide Injury to Plants

July 23, 2015 Herbicides, when used properly, rarely cause problems on non-target plants. more »»

2015 Pierce County 4-H Achievement Days

July 9, 2015 Pierce County’s 2015 4-H Achievement Days began on Tuesday, June 30th with the Horse Show at the DeMontigny farm in Rugby. There were 8 talented riders who competed in this event. more »»

Kaylor: Quick, Tasty, Healthy Salad Dressings

July 2, 2015 Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has a higher natural phenol (a type of organic compound) content than other forms of olive oil. more »»

Schmidt: Small Grain and Soybean Plot Tour

July 2, 2015 NDSU Extension Service and the Pierce County Agriculture Improvement Association will be hosting a small grain and soybean plot tour Thursday, July 16th beginning at 9:00 a.m. more »»

Kaylor: National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

June 26, 2015 Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to get the most nutrition out of your calories. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients. more »»

Schmidt: Tips For Starting a Butterfly Garden

June 26, 2015 If you enjoy watching butterflies fluttering from one flower to the next, you may want to consider starting a butterfly garden. more »»

Schmidt: Ash Trees Dropping Leaves

June 11, 2015 Cool, wet weather during bud break has created an outbreak of anthracnose disease on ash trees in some areas of North Dakota again this year. more »»

4-H Shooter Jaeger Competes in Archery Tournament

June 5, 2015 A member of area 4-H shooting sports scored high at the third annual Missouri River 3D Shoot in Bismarck in early May. more »»

Kaylor: Spruce Up Your Summer Menus with Salads

June 5, 2015 Summer brings a wide variety of fresh produce. Fruits and vegetables add color and nutrition to our plates. more »»

FSA Seeks Nominations

June 5, 2015 Nominations for candidates to run for a position on the Pierce County Farm Service Agency Comittee representing Local Administrative Area (LAA) #2 are now being accepted. more »»



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