Starting in mid-July, a familiar face joined the RSDP Statewide leadership team to serve as Assistant Statewide Director. Constance Carlson has been part of RSDP since 2016 when she was hired to develop markets and supply chains for specialty crops.
Ziegler Family Farms, 2022 Farm Family of the Year recipients
Congratulations to the 15 4-H youth and alumni across Minnesota who stood out among approximately 97 applications.
Throughout my studies in school, there were a handful of “a-ha” moments. For me, that was when I learned that plants have a budget. Instead of cash and bitcoins, theirs was measured (mostly) in water and energy. With this historic year of drought, a plant should make smart gambles, or its budget—and life—will shrivel.
Animals are complicated, earthworms are no different. One type of earthworm, the jumping worm, clearly fits the “bad guy” label, and gardeners need to pay attention to this species.
With the confirmation of emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle in St. Clair, Le Sueur County is now surrounded by this damaging pest. Now, is the time to decide what to do with your ash trees.
Well, the arctic freezer blast in February followed by the warmup in March certainly increased our longing for green things. Around this time of the year, homeowners commonly call the office for help keeping their lawn said green color. However, early spring is more a season of patience than aggressive action for lawns.