Published in Colorado Gardening
Posted By Abi Saeed, Garfield County Extension Agent:Agriculture, Horticulture, and Natural Resources Just like us, pollinators need two main things in order to survive: food (floral resources) and shelter (nesting materials and habitat).Solitary Bee on a Black-Eyed Susan (Photo:Abi Saeed) Pollinators (like bees, butterflies, birds, bats, etc.) have a huge impact on us!They play a
Published in Alabama Gardening

On an annual basis diseases “take” more timber in the United States than companies harvest. Disease

More than 100 food science students representing seven universities will gather on Purdue's campus March 29-30

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new income tax deduction for producers, Section 199A Qualified Business

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Late blight is a quick reproducing fungal disease primarily affecting tomatoes and

Beth Hall, who most recently served as the Midwestern Regional Climate Center's director, has been named
Published in Missouri Gardening

Story source: Bradd Anderson, 573-355-4920

COLUMBIA, Mo. – This February, 4-H’ers statewide raised 103,752 meals for people in need in the first-of-its-kind 4-H Feeding Missouri initiative.

University of Missouri Extension 4-H partnered with Feeding Missouri, a coalition of Missouri’s six major food banks that works to feed people in every county in the state and the city of St. Louis. Throughout February, 4-H’ers engaged in a friendly competition to see which counties could contribute the most food, volunteer hours and monetary donations while raising awareness about food insecurity in Missouri, where 1 in 5 children experience hunger.

The results of the challenge were announced March 17 at Missouri 4-H’s annual Teen Conference. MU Extension awarded $1,000 prizes for counties that collected the most pounds of food, most monetary donations and most volunteer hours worked, as well as to the county that raised the most meals overall, a calculation based on a combination of pounds of food, volunteer hours and monetary donations.

Barton County collected the most food, at 3,044 pounds. Montgomery County collected monetary donations equivalent to 3,000 meals. Webster County donated the most volunteer hours and most meals overall.

MU Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart was unavailable to present the awards but recorded a video congratulating the 4-H members. “You’ve put your hands to larger service for your club, your community, your country and your world,” Stewart said.

Awards of $100 were given to counties that were runners-up in each of these categories:

Most pounds of food:

Webster — Maries — Dallas — Monroe — Cass — Ralls — Adair — Cape Girardeau — Bates — Johnson

Most monetary donations:

Audrain — Pettis — Barton — Cass — Boone — Cole — Dallas — Greene — Marion — Franklin and Ralls (tied)

Most hours volunteered:

Moniteau — Cole — Boone — Dallas — Audrain — Cape Girardeau and Ste. Genevieve (tied) — Pettis

MFA Inc., the Missouri 4-H Foundation, Sharon K. Strubberg, Sydenstricker Implement Co., Farm Credit Southeast Missouri and Vivayic Inc. sponsored the 4-H Feeding Missouri challenge and made the awards possible.

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Published in Georgia Gardening
quilted wall hanging

An applique wall hanging of Strelitzia reginae (Bird of Paradise). Quilting by Sylvia Thompson

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Published in Iowa Gardening
aerial view of farmstead with green fields all around.

The Rob Stout farm near Washington is the location of a cover crops and water quality field day Tuesday evening, April 9. Stout has more than 10 years of experience using cover crops. Read more about Washington County Cover Crops, Water Quality Field Day April 9

Published in Alabama Gardening

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of

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