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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION

Master gardeners are able to learn about native plants such as white sage and sweetgrass, which have medicinal and ceremonial uses in the Prairie Island Community.
Terry Yockey, volunteer leader for the Goodhue County Extension Master Gardeners, said the pandemic brought an uptick in master gardener participation.
Katie Drewitz is the Extension educator in Fillmore and Houston counties for ag production systems, horticulture and natural resources.
Dave and Jen Schwantes operate a 90-cow dairy farm outside of Perham. Along with their cows, they raise corn, alfalfa, sorghum and barley on 300 acres for feed.

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Dana Adams, the first African American woman hired as an ag educator at University of Minnesota Extension, shares dairy knowledge in Stearns, Benton and Morrison counties.
Strategic Farming: Let's Talk Crops, is a popular weekly seminar that many farmers attend virtually.
“It still is the most important problem faced by growers in North Dakota and Minnesota,” said Mohamed Khan, North Dakota and University of Minnesota sugarbeet specialist.
Eddie Bernhardson, past Harvest Bowl chair and retired University of Minnesota Extension agent in Clay County, received the 2021 Agribusiness Award on Nov. 19 during North Dakota State University’s 47th annual Harvest Bowl program.
University of Minnesota Extension researchers are seeing signs of herbicide resistance in southern Minnesota.
Emily Krekelberg, University of Minnesota Extension educator of farm, safety and health, got the chance on a recent podcast to talk with her father, Dale Krekelberg, who lost his right leg in a farm accident.

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The tool will allow farmers to achieve top environmental priorities such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen water pollution, as well as help producers navigate carbon markets.
University of Minnesota Extension specialists spent the day on July 8 demonstrating trials at its plot in Rochester.
Due to their importance to the environment, gardeners should focus on making their garden friendly to pollinators.

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