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Schmidt: Best of the Best meetings to be held in Minot

February 6, 2015 Four Best of the Best in Research and Marketing meetings have been set for February in Grand Forks, Moorhead, Minn., Minot and Bismarck. more »»

Kaylor: Celebrate American Heart Month in February

January 30, 2015 Did you know February is American Heart Month, and not because of Valentine’s Day? Since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim February “American Heart Month” to raise awareness... more »»

Schmidt: Pesticide applicator certification dates scheduled

January 30, 2015 If you purchase or apply restricted use pesticides you will need to be certified. The certification fee is $30. Checks are payable to the NDSU Extension Service. more »»

Shop smart: Understanding food labeling

January 23, 2015 It seems like every time you turn around, companies are adding a new claim to their product packagin. more »»

Schmidt: Ag improvement meeting set for Feb. 10

January 23, 2015 The annual meeting of the Pierce County Agricultural Improvement Association (PCAIA) will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Rugby Eagles Club. more »»

Kaylor: Try keeping a food diary

January 16, 2015 Sometimes we can lose track of what we eat during the day. Try keeping a food diary for a few days. more »»

Schmidt: Many thanks to our 4-H volunteers

January 16, 2015 Special Note: In last week’s column the web link to the video “A Typical Day for an Extension Agent” by Kansas State University Extension was left out. more »»

Schmidt: What does an Extension Agent do?

January 9, 2015 Often when meeting new people as I am out and about at some point during the conversation I am asked what I do for a living and I am often met with puzzled looks when I tell them I am an Extension... more »»

Kaylor: Start the year with more fruits, vegetables

December 31, 2014 Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? Do you eat fruit at least two times per day and vegetables three times a day? If you have any goals for getting healthier, you may want to include “eat mor... more »»

Schmidt: 4-H shooting sports practices begin Jan. 5

December 26, 2014 As many are aware, Pierce County 4-H has been working to bring a 4-H Shooting Sports Program to Pierce County for the last couple of years. more »»

Kaylor: Variety key with proteins

December 26, 2014 During the holidays, we often have a chance to taste new foods and old family favorites. Remember to vary your protein sources. more »»

Kaylor: Tiny tastes can make for extra calories

December 19, 2014 THE EXTRA CALORIES can sneak up on us over the winter holidays. They don’t always arrive in the form of large portions of calorie-laden food. more »»

Schmidt: Extension to use text messaging to share info

December 19, 2014 At a recent meeting of the Pierce County Agriculture Improvement Association, board members suggested adding text messaging to the Extension office’s existing communication methods, which currently... more »»

Kaylor: Tips for a happy, healthy holiday

December 12, 2014 Spending time with family and friends and enjoying special food is part of most holiday celebrations. However, you may leave the gathering thinking you ate too much. more »»

Schmidt: Time to check cattle rations, test feeds

December 12, 2014 Grazed forage may not be adequate to meet beef cattle’s nutritional needs this time of year, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock experts warn. more »»

Schmidt: What’s the average rental rate for pasture, cropland in Pierce County?

December 5, 2014 This is a question I get asked several times a week throughout the year by both landowners and renters. more »»

Kaylor: Popcorn can be a healthy, economical snack

December 5, 2014 Popcorn can be a healthy snack, if made with little or no added salt and butter. It’s also good for you because it counts as a whole grain. more »»

Kaylor: How to eat healthier around the holidays

November 28, 2014 If holiday eating leaves you worried about foods high in fat and calories, or overeating in general, here are some tips to help enjoy the holidays without increasing your waistline. more »»

Schmidt: 4-H shooting sports program moves forward

November 28, 2014 As many are aware, Pierce County 4-H has been working to bring a 4-H Shooting Sports Program to Pierce County. more »»

Kaylor: November is American Diabetes Month

November 21, 2014 The holidays are typically filled with parties, celebrations and family gathering. more »»



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