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Alexa with her pig
November 18, 2018

It’s a question many spectators at a show wonder. For Roseau County 4-H member, Alexa Kihle, showing livestock is a family affair. Going all the way back to the 1940s, when her great-grandmother showed cattle with 4-H in Nebraska.

soybean aphid mummy
October 31, 2018

Marcella Windmuller-Campione, University of Minnesota assistant professor of silviculture, and Bob Koch, University of Minnesota Extension entomologist, explain the connections between soybean aphids and buckthorn. They include insight on beneficial insects, parasitic wasps, soybean mummies, earthworms and even a bird that plays its own role in the web of the aphid problem.

children's hands brown with garden soil
October 24, 2018

The schoolyard garden at Bruce Vento Elementary in St. Paul continues to grow, with Extension and other parts of the University of Minnesota working together. In 2018, seven Extension Master Gardener volunteers from Ramsey County funded and assisted students and staff with an overhaul of eight raised garden beds they had built in 2015, making them more accessible for all types of gardeners.

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