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July 27, 2017

University of Minnesota announces 2017 Farm Families of the Year

ST. PAUL, Minn. (7/12/2017)—Eighty families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as 2017 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota.

July 10, 2017

Extension introduces 'Master Woodland Owner' courses in northeastern Minnesota

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, Extension news media manager, ajsandve@umn.edu, 612-626-4077 (office) or 651-492-0811 (mobile).

ST. PAUL, Minn. (7/10/2017)—A new program to help private woodland owners steward their land and legacy begins this summer in northeastern Minnesota.

June 28, 2017

See U of M Extension at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair!


Note: This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, Extension news media manager, ajsandve@umn.edu, 612-626-4077 (office) or 651-492-0811 (mobile).

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:

June 22, 2017

Itasca County 4-H youth take home Science of Agriculture top honors

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, Extension news media manager, ajsandve@umn.edu, 612-626-4077 (office) or 651-492-0811 (mobile).

ST. PAUL, Minn. (6/22/2017)—A project to streamline temporary electric fence installation earned a team of Itasca County youth first place in the Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture competition.

May 24, 2017

Want to help pollinators? Try these annuals and native grasses

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension, office 612-626-4077, mobile 651-492-0811, ajsandve@umn.edu

ST. PAUL, Minn. (5/24/2017)— Minnesotans eager to help pollinators now can turn to research at the University of Minnesota Extension, which looked at which annual flowers likeliest to attract bees, butterflies, moths and other insects.

May 17, 2017

Extension receives $1 million to help Greater Minnesota


Media Contact: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension, office 612-626-4077, mobile 651-492-0811, ajsandve@umn.edu. Also: Kent Olson, associate dean and economist, University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality, office 612-625-7723, mobile 612-360-5898, kdolson@umn.edu; Kathryn Draeger, statewide director, Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, 612-625-3148 and mobile 651-470-7720, draeg001@umn.edu

Federal research grants build upon ‘brain gain’ studies, local food access to wholesale distribution

St. Paul, Minn. (5/17/2017)—University of Minnesota Extension has received nearly $1 million in two federal grants to seek solutions to current concerns in Greater Minnesota.

April 18, 2017

Minnesota wines and grapes: Growth continues, many plan expansion

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension media relations, office 612-626-4077, ajsandve@umn.edu

ST. PAUL, Minn. (4/18/2017)—The farm-to-table presence of Minnesota grapes-turned-into-wine continues its growth as the latest University of Minnesota cultivar, the Itasca, is planted for the first year.
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