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ST. PAUL, MN (5/21/2015) —The 4-H Biodiesel Team is one of a dozen 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge teams across Minnesota working with local experts to identify issues in their communities and develop science-based solutions. University of Minnesota Extension's 4-H has developed the first program of its kind in the country to ignite excitement about agriculture, increase ag science literacy, and expand the pipeline of youth pursing agriculture-related careers.

Losses in poultry production and related businesses due to avian influenza are estimated at $309.9 million in Greater Minnesota, according to a newly released emergency economic impact analysis from the University of Minnesota Extension.

ST. PAUL, MN (5/7/2015) —The 4-H Topsoil Team is one of a dozen 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge teams across Minnesota working with local experts to identify issues in their communities and develop science-based solutions. University of Minnesota Extension's 4-H has developed the first program of its kind in the country to ignite excitement about agriculture, increase ag science literacy, and expand the pipeline of youth pursing agriculture-related careers.

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Former Nobles County Commissioner David Benson was recently awarded the University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Partner Service Award. Benson was chosen as a University-affiliated community member who, by devoting time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, has made significant, demonstrable and direct contributions to society's well-being.

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Extension nutrition educators improve lives through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program. SNAP funding is authorized through the farm bill.

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The federal farm bill is intended to build stability into agriculture—and security for farmers—to help ensure a reliable, affordable food supply. Helping farmers make solid business choices translates into a stronger economic foundation in Minnesota, where agriculture is the second-largest industry.

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Nick Phelps, Extension aquaculture specialist, is one of several Extension faculty members engaging citizens in preventing the spread of harmful microbes and other aquatic invasive species that can hurt Minnesota's industries and way of life.

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