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November 22, 2016

Thank you, Minnesota!

During the Thanksgiving season, University of Minnesota Extension would like to express our appreciation for your friendship, your collaboration with us, your gifts and support, your work and volunteer contributions, and so much more.


November 17, 2016

School Success website from Extension helps families, schools and communities

A new School Success website from University of Minnesota Extension offers the latest research and easy-to-use tools to support children's learning from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The website has resources for both families and professionals. “Strong partnerships between parents and school, and between schools and their communities, are the foundation for our children's success,” said Silvia Alvarez de Davila, Extension educator in family resiliency.

November 04, 2016

U of M Extension helps build better food shelves

University of Minnesota Extension has unveiled a new website that will help make the healthy choice the easy choice for food shelf operators and clients.

The website, Building Better Food Shelves, features training, print materials, and videos that are free of charge to food shelf directors, volunteers, and others working to improve healthy food access. Extension food shelf resources have proven useful in "nudging" food shelf clients toward making healthier choices and learning how to cooking nourishing meals.

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To learn more about Extension Health and Nutrition’s programs, visit Partner With Us.

October 27, 2016

Farmland rental meetings take place through mid-December

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

ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/27/2017)—A series of 42 meetings on fair farm rental agreements begins in early November and continues for five weeks throughout the state.

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.

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