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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 »»

Achievement Days showcase top talent

July 18, 2014 Pierce County’s 2014 4-H Achievement Days began June 25 with the Horse Show at Fritel Arena in Barton. Ten talented riders competed in the even. more »»

Kaylor: July is National Berries Month

July 11, 2014 July is the month known as National Berries Month because so many berry holidays represent the month of July. This includes everything from blackberries to blueberries to raspberries. more »»

Schmidt: Tree owners be aware

July 11, 2014 Homeowners are encouraged to contact their local county Extension office if they or someone they know has been contacted by an individual(s) claiming to treat disease and insect problems in trees —... more »»

Kaylor: Canned, fresh or frozen?

July 4, 2014 During the summer months, we can enjoy delicious, colorful fresh fruits and vegetables from a garden, farmers market or grocery store. more »»

Pierce County competes at 4-H meat judging contest

June 27, 2014 The 4-H meat judging team from Pierce County placed third in the senior division of the state 4-H meat judging contest held June 6 at North Dakota State University. The N.D. more »»

Kaylor: June is National Dairy Month

June 27, 2014 National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with "3-A-Day" of nutrient-rich dairy foods. more »»

Schmidt: Project Safe Send has Rugby location

June 27, 2014 The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is planning 12 Project Safe Send sites, and is encouraging anyone with banned or unusable pesticides to schedule a trip to one of the Project Safe Send... more »»

Kaylor: Keep your bones strong

June 20, 2014 Osteoporosis is often called a “silent” disease because people cannot feel their bones getting weake. more »»

Kaylor: Enjoy some yogurt during June, national dairy month

June 13, 2014 Have you noticed all the different kinds of yogurt in many grocery stores? Some yogurt is labeled “Greek-style” while other brands are “custard-style,” “blended” or “whipped. more »»

Kaylor: Stretch your milk budget

June 6, 2014 During June, National Dairy Month, enjoy some dairy products, such as low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese. more »»

Kaylor: Spruce up your summer menus with a variety of salads

May 30, 2014 Summer brings a wide variety of fresh produce. Fruits and vegetables add color and nutrition to our plates. more »»

Schmidt: Pesticide safety for gardeners and homeowners

May 30, 2014 Spring seems to have finally sprung! Many Pierce County homeowners have mowed their lawns for the first time and have begun planting the more cold tolerant garden items. more »»

Schmidt: New face in extension office

May 23, 2014 I’m very excited to announce that Claire Lowstuter has accepted the part-time administrative assistant position. Claire began her duties as administrative assistant on Monday. more »»

Kaylor: May is National Salsa month

May 23, 2014 Salsas, Spanish for the word "sauce," are low in calories, full of flavor, and available with a variety of ingredients, from tomatoes, jalapenos and habaneras to mangoes, pineapples, strawberries... more »»

Kaylor: Try container gardening

May 16, 2014 Gardening has become very popular, but not everyone has a big backyard to grow a large garden or the time to tend it. If you are short on space, consider container gardening. more »»

Kaylor: Cook it fast in a microwave oven

May 9, 2014 Many households have a microwave oven. These small appliances are energy-efficient, take up little space in your kitchen and speed food preparation. more »»

Hippology team competed at state

May 9, 2014 They say the best part of a destination is the journey. That has proven to be the case for Pierce County’s Junior Hippology Tea. more »»



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