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Ag-mech team prepares for national convention

September 23, 2016 The State-winning Ag Mechanics team that will be representing North Dakota at the National FFA Convention in October spent a day with NDSCS practicing for the upcoming competition. more »»

FFA state range judging

September 23, 2016 The Rugby FFA Range team competed near Gladstone, ND on Thursday September 15th. Halie Schmaltz, Isaac Volk, Brady Volk, and Katherine Filler were the individuals who competed for the Rugby FFA. more »»

Schmidt: Controlling crabgrass

September 23, 2016 In an NDSU Extension office, it often takes only a couple of seasons before an agent is soon able to start predicting the types of calls that will begin coming into the office with the changing of... more »»

Schmidt: Fall home insect and pest invaders

August 26, 2016 The start of the new school year, usually means in a few weeks we can expect to find relief from swatting mosquitos during our outdoor activities. more »»

Schmidt: Fall webworm starting to appear

August 5, 2016 Fall webworms have begun to emerge. more »»

Ag students compete in tractor driving competitions

July 29, 2016 Four ag students at Rugby High School competed and placed in a tractor driving competition at the N.D. State Fair last week. more »»

Future farmers in the nation's capital

July 29, 2016 During the week of July 12-16, Rugby FFA members Abagail Volk, Breanna Thompson, Brett Berginski, and Advisor Kasey Okke traveled to Washington D.. more »»

4-Hers win at Achievement Days

July 15, 2016 Several area 4-Hers won awards June 29 through July 1 during their achievement days. 4-H Achievement Days started off with the horse show at the DeMontigny Arena. more »»

Gooseneck to hold large auction in Rugby

July 8, 2016 Gooseneck Implement is teaming up with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers for a pre-harvest surplus sale on July 20, 2016 at the new Gooseneck Rugby Store. The auction is open to the public and unreserve. more »»

Schmidt: 2016 Project Safe Send

June 24, 2016 For those who are unaware, Project Safe Send is a program in which people can dispose of pesticides free of charge and with no questions asked. more »»

National FFA scholarship awarded to local student

June 24, 2016 The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,500.00 America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship to Allison Heilman of the Rugby HS FFA. more »»

Pierce County Master Gardener Pollinator Garden

June 10, 2016 In early May the Pierce County Extension office and local Master Gardeners received word that our application for an NDSU Extension Master Gardener Pollinator Grant had been approved. more »»

LFS students learn about, plant trees

May 27, 2016 Two groups of Little Flower students had the opportunity to plant and learn about trees last week. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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