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August 11, 2016

Extension help for recovering from heavy rains, flooding

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension, office 612-626-4077,

ST. PAUL, Minn. (8/11/2016)—The University of Minnesota Extension has a wide range of resources to help west central Minnesotans hit by heavy rains. 

August 10, 2016

Multi-generational 4-H families heading to fairs

Throughout Minnesota, there are multi-generational 4-H families. A recent Pioneer Press article profiles one of them, Dakota County’s Fox family, as they prepare for another year at the county fair.

For a special project this year, one of the granddaughters conducted videotaped interviews with her grandfather and others family members, who shared memories and the impact 4-H has had on their lives. “It was very fascinating, because I never really took this amount of time to talk with them, even my grandpa or my great-aunt and -uncles, so I definitely learned about them and how 4-H was then,” she said.

August 08, 2016

U of M plans new investment in ag research, education and Extension

Media Contacts: Lacey Nygard, U of M News Service, 612-625-0552,; Becky Beyers, College of Food, Agricultural and Naturals Resource Sciences, 612-626-5754,; Allison Sandve, U of M Extension, 612-626-4077,

ST. PAUL, Minn. (8-2-2016)--A nearly $5 million state investment in agricultural productivity at the University of Minnesota will be used this year to hire scientists and improve infrastructure across seven areas of collaboration spanning three U of M colleges and at research and outreach and Extension sites across the state.

August 01, 2016

See U of M Extension at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair!

If you go to the "Great Minnesota Get-Together," be sure to participate in fun and educational University of Minnesota Extension opportunities. Extension discovers science-based solutions, delivers practical education and engages Minnesotans to build a better future.

Here is where to see Extension at the fair.

Summer math and science collaboration educates, delights White Earth Nation students

Photo: Mike McCarthy, Center for Transportation Studies
Fourth- through eighth-graders participating in the White Earth Indian Reservation Summer Academy of Math and Science explain it best: Asked how the experience differs from school, popular responses were “funner,” “shorter and funner,” and “a lot funner.”

July 22, 2016

Water Wisely: Five steps to conserving water in your garden

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension media relations, 612-626-4077 or 651-492-0811,

From container plantings to lawns and gardens, the University of Minnesota Extension horticulture team is focusing on ways to help people use water wisely.

8 questions with Chris Tritabaugh

Chris Tritabaugh, University of Minnesota graduate, is 
preparing Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska for 
the 41st Ryder Cup set for Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, 2016. 

Golf course superintendent at Hazeltine National Golf Club, home of the 2016 Ryder Cup

You are building a whole village at Hazeltine to prepare for the Ryder Cup. It looks truly epic.

It is epic. We’re expecting 250,000 people, so there’s a lot to do. I’ve been involved in these tournaments before, but this is the first time that it’s really me managing the course and grounds from start to finish. It’s coming up quick!
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