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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 »»

Schmidt: Addressing grain storage and drying problems

November 21, 2014 The recent drastic drop in temperature that has occurred may create some special grain storage and drying problems — especially for those still working to harvest corn or sunflowers. more »»

Kaylor: Thanksgiving Day dinner planning guide

November 14, 2014 As Thanksgiving approaches, planning and preparing for the holiday dinner can result in anxiety and question. more »»

Schmidt: Net wrap should be removed from bales

November 14, 2014 Cattlemen, do you use net wrap on your bales? If so you may want to check out a video that our Livestock Animal Health Program Planning Team developed while we were at NDSU Communication Camp in... more »»

Kaylor: An apple a day...

November 7, 2014 Apples are one of the most popular fruits in the United States. Thirty-six states grow apples commercially. Apples come in all shades of red, green and yellow. more »»

Schmidt: Farm bill informational meeting Nov. 25

November 7, 2014 The Farm Service Agency and NDSU Extension Service in Pierce County are partnering to hold a Farm Bill Informational Meeting to discuss provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014, more commonly... more »»

Kaylor: Get creative with cranberries

October 31, 2014 Cranberries can add color, refreshing taste and nutrients to foods and beverages. more »»

Schmidt: 4-H awards night Sunday

October 31, 2014 The Annual 4-H Awards Night Banquet is Sunday, Nov. 2, at the First Lutheran Church in Rugby at 5 p.m. more »»

October is eat better, eat together month

October 24, 2014 October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month and when families eat together, meals are likely to be more nutritious. more »»

Schmidt: Dakota Feeder Show calves are on feed

October 24, 2014 Editor's note: Information for this article and the photo were submitted to Schmidt by Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension CREC Livestock Systems Specialis. more »»

NDSU Extension honors Schmidt, others

October 17, 2014 Four educational efforts were honored with Program Excellence awards at the North Dakota State University Extension Service/Research Extension Center fall conference in Fargo on Oct. 3. more »»

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 »»



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