University of Minnesota Extension is leading the 2014 Minnesota Statewide High Tunnel Conference on March 24 and 25 at the Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel in Brooklyn Center.
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March 3, 2014
February 27, 2014
The recent snowstorm left large amounts of snow and ice on agricultural building roofs. The extended cold temperatures prevent snow and ice from sliding off, which increases the total weight that trusses and rafters must support. Even well-designed roofs cannot take excessive amounts of snow, greater than four to six feet.
February 14, 2014
Jobs in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are growing three times faster than other industries, but only 5 percent of U.S. students get their undergraduate degree in science and engineering. Hands-on experiences in 4-H STEM set Minnesota youth on a path to continued learning in college and careers.
The Minnesota 4-H Foundation hosts the first-ever "4-H Celebrates Agriculture" banquet at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 20 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.
February 11, 2014
The "Agricultural Act of 2014," commonly called the farm bill, changes many programs and rules for farmers. Farmers need to make a crucial one-time, irrevocable election under the crop commodity programs. Farmers also have an opportunity to update their base acres and their base yields.
February 6, 2014
Minnesota gardeners have more options for shrub roses than ever before. The University of Minnesota's Department of Horticulture, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Extension educators, and Research and Outreach Centers all play a part.
But did you know that Extension volunteers are part of the team as well?
February 5, 2014
The recent spike in propane prices is additional incentive for swine producers to conserve heating energy. Pork producers may have propane contracted at a reasonable rate, but managing heating costs should always be a priority, especially when expenses are rising.