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Schmidt: Tick season is upon us

May 27, 2016 With warmer spring weather, tick season is officially upon us—even though some folks in Pierce and surrounding counties have been seeing ticks since early Apri. more »»

Schmidt: Diseases of Spruce

May 20, 2016 Spruce trees often thrive in North Dakota under the right conditions. more »»

Schmidt: Soil Testing for the Home Gardener

May 13, 2016 Another common question that comes into my office this time of year is, “How do I soil test my vegetable garden, lawn, or flower garden?” For starters, the unwritten rule is that soil tests can... more »»

FFA Competes at Districts

May 13, 2016 The Rugby FFA sent the Floriculture, Food Science, Basic Agricultural Mechanics, Intermediate Agricultural Mechanics, Advanced Agricultural Mechanics, and Small Animal Care Teams up to St. more »»

Schmidt: Flowering Container Garden Workshops to be Held Soon!

May 6, 2016 Flowering Container Garden Workshops to be Held Soon! On Saturday, May 21st the Pierce County NDSU Extension Office will be hosting two flowering Container Garden Workshops at the Rugby Shopko... more »»

Schmidt: Soil Temperatures for Germination

April 29, 2016 The arrival of spring has many farmers and home gardeners itching to get planting, however let’s take a moment to visit about the minimum soil temperatures required for germination of various crops... more »»

Schmidt: When to Prune

April 22, 2016 Even though I do my best to offer annual horticulture and tree care workshops, it seems that with the arrival of spring a common question that arises is– when should I prune my (insert common name)... more »»

Schmidt: Annual Tree Care Workshop Set

April 15, 2016 An opportunity for learning about caring for your trees will be April 21st during the 4th Annual Pierce County Spring Tree Care Workshop – formerly called “Nip it in the Bud” Tree Workshop. more »»

2016 FFA Banquet

April 8, 2016 The Rugby FFA Banquet was held on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The banquet was highlighted many of the past years student member accomplishments. more »»

Hippology Season Wraps Up

April 8, 2016 The Pierce County 4-H Hippology team wrapped up their season April 2 with the state 4-H Hippology and Horse Judging contests at the NDSU Equine Center in Farg. more »»

Mygland Joins Pierce County Extension Office

April 1, 2016 In case you haven’t heard, I wanted to take a moment to let you know that you will be greeted by a new voice and face when calling or visiting the Pierce County Extension office! After a long... more »»

2015 Farm Bill ARC-PLC Payment Estimates

March 18, 2016 As many are aware, the National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) recently published county yields for several crops. more »»

Schmidt: Register Now for Spring Fever Garden Forums

March 11, 2016 If you want to learn about selecting trees, growing a productive garden or the latest gardening trends, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s Spring Fever Garden Forums can help. more »»

Rugby Youth Learn About Value of Our Soil

February 26, 2016 This week I had the wonderful privilege of spending Tuesday morning and afternoon helping my partners from the Pierce County Soil Conservation introduce Rugby grade school classes to the wonders of... more »»

Celebrating the Farm Bill, Fighting to Protect it

February 26, 2016 After painstaking negotiations and bipartisan compromise, I was proud to help get the 2014 Farm Bill across the finish line – supporting 16 million American jobs, while reducing the deficit by more... more »»

New Variety Releases for the Spring of 2016

February 19, 2016 The following new NDAES developed varieties will be available for distribution to the County Seed Increase Program in the spring of 2016: New Conventional Soybean “ND Bison” - tested as ex. more »»

Local FFA Students Attend Leadership Conference 

January 15, 2016 The winter leadership conference is a state wide leadership conference for ND FFA members. more »»

Pre-Registration Required for 2016 Private Applicator Pesticide Certification Trainings

January 15, 2016 I’d like to remind private pesticide applicators that this year’s Pierce County private applicator pesticide certification trainings will again require pre-registration for the session an expiring... more »»

Farm Bureau Meets in Fargo

January 8, 2016                 “Defending Policy. Making Progress. more »»

Schmidt: 4-H Shooting Sports Practices to Begin January 11th

December 28, 2015 Practices are set to begin Monday, January 11th at 6:30 pm at the Rugby Armory. more »»

 
 

 

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