Today, University of Minnesota Extension announced a restructuring of the federally funded SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Education Program - Education) for low-income audiences.
University of Minnesota Extension’s most recent statewide news releases and Ag News Wire columns.
November 10, 2013
Many of the foods found on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner plate are mainstays of Minnesota farms. Minnesota leads the nation in production of turkey, red potatoes and green peas and has contributed to great advancements in wheat, butter, honey, and fruit and vegetable production.
October 14, 2013
University of Minnesota Extension Dean Bev Durgan honored Connie Greer, Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, on Oct. 8 at Extension's annual conference. She also honored several Extension faculty and staff members for exemplary work that helped Minnesotans improve their lives through Extension research and education.
October 14, 2013
Drought conditions over the last two-plus years have left trees and other perennial plants visibly stressed this fall. Tree stress symptoms include abundant seed production, leaf scorch, early fall colors, leaf drop, limb dieback and yellowing or browning of leaves and needles.
October 9, 2013
For seasonal homeowners closing a septic system for the winter helps prevent the system from freezing, prolongs the life of the system, and keeps it operating at a high level. Doug Malchow, University of Minnesota Extension Water Resource Management Educator, has some tips to consider when preparing your cabin's septic system for the winter months.
September 25, 2013
A recent upgrade to the popular FINBIN website allows producers to benchmark their farm or ranch finances against a peer group of truly comparable farms, improving producer access to farm financial databases.
September 23, 2013
University of Minnesota Extension encourages producers to keep cover crops in place until spring. Early termination of cover crops is often an unnecessary management process that undermines the benefit cover crops can provide and may introduce additional problems.