The leader of North Dakota State University's Extension Service in Fargo is stepping down. Extension service director Duane Hauck officially retires Dec. 30, will return in January part-time in a 40 percent assignment. A national search for a permanent director is under way.
Do you say "rudbeckia" instead of "black eyed Susan", or "echinacea" instead of "purple cone flower"? Do you know the best methods for ridding a garden of Colorado potato beetles or how to best protect your prize winning tomatoes from blight? If you love gardening and love to share your passion for gardening with others, consider becoming a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener.
Robin Trott, extension educator
, September 09, 2010
I love coming to work on Fridays. I just never know what might be waiting for me on my desk. This morning I had an assortment of oak galls, a very active brown spider (you’ll be happy to know it wasn’t a brown recluse) and many questions about mushrooms in lawns and, in particular, fairy rings.
By Robin Trott, Extension Educator
, September 01, 2010
If one stands by the fence and discusses calving, most producers are sympathetic to the late- calving cow. At least she has a live calf is the general response. That is true, but the challenge is to move beyond acceptance and perhaps refocus and rethink this subtle, but real acceptance of late-calving cows.
Kris Ringwall, NDSU Extension Service
, August 30, 2010
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