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October 21, 2016

Hunters, outdoors enthusiasts can help Minnesota fight invasive species

Contacts: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension media relations, 612-626-4077 or 651-492-0811, ; Angela Gupta, Extension educator, 507-280-2869,

ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/21/2016) — With several hunting seasons underway or about to start, the University of Minnesota Extension asks hunters and hikers to help assess the prevalence of a particularly nasty invasive plant in the state.

October 18, 2016

Goodhue County 4-H'ers take top dairy honors

Congratulations to Goodhue County 4-H'ers Emily, Tess, Clint and Ben. Their team won first place in the 4-H dairy judging competition at the recent World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.

The team competed against 25 other top 4-H dairy judging teams. Their accomplishments were recently featured in the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

October 12, 2016

Order the 2017 Minnesota Gardening calendar for a favorite gardener

The Minnesota Gardening calendar, produced by the University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, features seasonal photos and monthly gardening tips. The 2017 edition offers special features, including water saving strategies for home lawns (with a step-by-step guide for irrigation systems) and a vegetable garden planting guide.

Buy them for yourself and as gifts for favorite fellow gardeners in time for the holidays and the upcoming gardening year! Proceeds from the sale of the calendar support statewide horticulture outreach education.

To order the calendar from the University of Minnesota Bookstore, visit Receive a 10% discount by entering MG10 in the coupon code.

October 06, 2016

Doug Peterson named 2016 Distinguished Friend of Extension

Media contact: Allison Sandve, U of M Extension,, (612) 626-4077

ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/6/2016)—Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson has been named 2016 Distinguished Friend of Extension.

Dean honors distinguished faculty and staff

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

ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/5/2016)—Extension Dean Bev Durgan this week honored faculty and staff as distinguished service award winners.

September 30, 2016

Extension, UM Crookston economic partnership renewed

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

ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/30/2016)—The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) has announced that the University of Minnesota Crookston has again been named the EDA University Center for Minnesota.

September 29, 2016

VIDEO: 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair!

4-H at the Minnesota State Fair is not just a fun annual event. Every summer, thousands of 4-H youth participate in the state fair to showcase the knowledge and skills they've gained throughout the year, and to continue their learning experiences.

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