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Kaylor: Stop germs with proper hand-washing

October 17, 2014 When the weather cools, people stay indoors more often. The number of colds and flu-like symptoms begin to increase at this time of year. more »»

Schmidt: SCD hosts 11th annual Women’s Ag Night

October 10, 2014 The Pierce County Soil Conservation District will be hosting its 11th Annual Women’s Ag Night on Friday, October 24th, 2014 at the Rugby Eagles Club. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. more »»

Kaylor: Be sure to eat your vegetables

October 10, 2014 You probably have noticed the leaves turning color at this time of the year. Let nature’s colors be a cue to add more color to your plate, especially dark green and orange/gold vegetables. more »»

Vomitoxin present in North Dakota

October 3, 2014 Winter wheat producers’ harvest yields may decrease this year, and a mycotoxin may be to blam. more »»

Kaylor: How to put your focus on fruits

October 3, 2014 At this time of year, you may be enjoying fresh apples from a nearby tree or other fresh fruit available at your local farmers market or grocery store. more »»

Kaylor: Do your grain choices make the grade?

September 26, 2014 Making up at least half of our grain food choices, whole grains add up to better nutrition. Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel: the bran, germ and endosperm. more »»

Schmidt: Now’s the time to plant flowering bulbs

September 26, 2014 Spring flowering bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus should be planted now. more »»

Kaylor: How to increase your vegetable IQ

September 19, 2014 At this time of the year, children are heading off to classrooms to learn new skills. We are never too old to learn new things. more »»

Schmidt: What infected wheat can be used as feed?

September 19, 2014 In last week’s article I wrote about some of my experiences at our annual fall livestock in-service. more »»

Kaylor: September is National Breakfast Month

September 12, 2014 September is National Breakfast Month, and for many people breakfast is a low priority or not one at all. If you think you are saving time or cutting calories by skipping breakfast, think again. more »»

Schmidt: Consider composting animal mortalities

September 12, 2014 As many of you know, a big part of an extension agent’s job is continuing education. more »»

Kaylor: Tips for eating and shopping smart

September 5, 2014 Planning meals ahead of time can improve your health while saving you time and money. Getting children involved in planning and cooking meals can have benefits for the whole family too. more »»

Schmidt: September the best month for lawn improvments

September 5, 2014 Regardless of your lawn preference, NOW is the best time to improve your lawn. Consider the following: Fill in bare spots. more »»

Schmidt: Time to sow grass seed

August 29, 2014 ­­ Now until Sept. 15 is the best time to sow grass seed. The soil is warm and the seed will germinate quickly. more »»

Kaylor: Shopping smart

August 29, 2014 Smart shopping starts before you set foot inside the grocery store. more »»

Kaylor: August is national sandwich month

August 22, 2014 Sandwiches make quick, easy and nutritious meals. more »»

Schmidt: Yellowjackets now more aggressive

August 22, 2014 The Pierce County Extension office has started getting calls about hornet nests on homes or in trees near houses. more »»

Kaylor: Stay hydrated with smart beverage choices

August 15, 2014 In the heat of the summer, don’t forget to keep your body hydrated. What you drink is as important as what you eat. Keep these 10 tips from in mind as you beat the summer heat! . more »»

Schmidt: Fall webworm starting to appear

August 15, 2014 Fall webworms are beginning to emerge. more »»



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