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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 »»

NDSU to hold 3rd Annual Angus University

April 25, 2014 The North Dakota Angus Association once again is partnering with North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center for the third annual North Dakota Angus University (NDAU) calf... more »»

April is Stress Awareness and Management Month

April 25, 2014 Most of us have felt “stressed out,” but when this feeling persists, stress becomes chronic and can negatively impact our careers, quality of life, and our bodie. more »»

SCD promotes soil and water stewardship week

April 25, 2014 As a part of Pierce County for 68 years, the Pierce County Soil Conservation District (SCD) wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources. more »»

April: Spring celebrations

April 18, 2014 It’s spring — the season to enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate special occasions, like Easter, Passover, and graduation! As celebrations and events approach, take a fresh look at food safety... more »»



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