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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 »»

4-Hers win state fair ribbons

August 10, 2014 The 7,301 4-H exhibits at the North Dakota State Fair included food, photography, technology and welding projects. Exhibitors from 48 counties participated in the event. Pierce County results follow. more »»

Kaylor: Quick, healthful meals for dinner

August 10, 2014 Sometimes after a busy day, preparing a meal may seem like too much work. However, eating out can put a dent in your budget. more »»

Schmidt: Farm bill decision tools

August 10, 2014 Last week, I attended a 2014 Farm Bill training session in Minot at the North Central Research Extension Center. more »»

Rugby FFA teams advance to state contest

August 1, 2014 RURAL RUGBY — The Rugby FFA Chapter hosted the District 3 FFA Land Judging contest Wednesday at Steven Brossart's land west of Rugby. more »»

Kaylor: Summer grilling and food safety

August 1, 2014 Summer not only brings out barbecue grills, but also bacteria. Bacteria love the hot, humid days of summer, grow faster than at any other time of the year and can cause foodborne illness. more »»

Schmidt: 4-H always seeking newcomers

August 1, 2014 The 4-H year will officially end Aug. 3. more »»

Kaylor: Fruit and vegetable know-how

July 25, 2014 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: Combating resistant weeds

July 25, 2014 One of the topics during last week’s Field Days discussions both at the Minot Research Extension Center and here at our local Pierce County Small Grains Plot Tour was the continued problem of... more »»

Schmidt: Strange growths on trees

July 18, 2014 Many gardeners and homeowners have been noticing strange growths on their trees and plants once again this year. more »»

Kaylor: Embrace different salad varieties

July 18, 2014 Any way you toss it, a main dish green salad is an easy, nutritious meal — especially on a hot summer's night. more »»



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