Jessica Olson has a particular fondness for the succulent flower. She has grown them for the past six years, and has a talent for using them in arrangements to enter for judging at her local county fair. She recently said that she loves how succulents are not the typical flower you see in Minnesota, but just as beautiful as our local plant varieties.
Extension News and Highlights
It’s not every day that you can sit in on a meeting with some of the top agricultural researchers in Minnesota. But that’s exactly what farmers can do when they tune in to the latest episode of University of Minnesota Extension’s Nutrient Management Podcast.
Our team at the Extension Center for Youth Development was curious about the impact of being a 4-H volunteer. My colleague Sam Grant, along with other 4-H youth development professionals, set out to answer this question. Over 200 of you responded to our research survey. Here’s what you told us.
Four times a year a dedicated group of University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteers from across the state gather with Extension Master Gardener program leaders at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to make sure they are all serving the needs of volunteers and Minnesota communities.
Recently, Schmidt Herefords completed a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification & Secure Beef Supply Plan. After completing the educational program, certificates are mailed to participants from the Minnesota Beef Council. Cattlemen and women are now required to have a BQA Certificate before certain processors will consider buying their beef.