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Kaylor: Saving some bread

March 13, 2015 Using day-old bread can help you stretch your food dollars. Some bakeries offer day-old bread at discounted prices. more »»

Schmidt: Keep Farm Bill Analyzer numbers updated

March 13, 2015 By now most agriculture producers are aware of the one-time extension of the deadline to update base acres or yield history for ARC/PLC Program. more »»

Kaylor: Canned foods are quick and convenient

March 6, 2015 Canned foods help provide needed nutrients to meet USDA Dietary Guidelines. Experiment with different recipes and meal ideas using canned foods. more »»

Schmidt: Crops, Cattle and Coffee Roundtable set

March 6, 2015 The second annual Pierce County “Crops, Cattle, & Coffee Roundtable” will be held Wednesday, March 25th from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Rugby Armory. more »»

Schmidt: Fumigation certification sessions planned

February 27, 2015 If you are an expiring private pesticide applicator in Pierce County you should have received notification of upcoming trainings offered in Pierce County and nearby counties. more »»

Hitting the mark

February 20, 2015 more »»

FFA, Hippology teams compete at Little I

February 20, 2015 The Rugby FFA chapter recently traveled to Fargo and Kindred to participate and compete in the annual Little I contest held at North Dakota State University and the Kindred annual winter contest. more »»

Kaylor: Go easy on the salt

February 20, 2015 Adults and children should reduce the amount of sodium in their diets to 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily (a total of 1 teaspoon of salt from all sources). more »»

Kaylor: Shake the salt habit

February 13, 2015 Have you ever heard the expression, “They’re not worth their salt”? According to some historians, people once were paid with salt. That is where the word “salary” comes fro. more »»

Schmidt: Register for pesticide applicator training

February 13, 2015 I’d like to remind private pesticide applicators that this year’s Pierce County private applicator pesticide certification trainings will require pre-registration for the session an expiring... more »»

Kaylor: Be heart smart

February 6, 2015 Bump up the Nutrition Aim to eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, fat-free and low-fat dairy and limit items that are high in sugar, sodium, and fats. more »»

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 »»



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