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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.

Extension hosts Guatemalan delegation learning to improve school food programs

As students headed back to school in September, University of Minnesota Extension hosted a delegation of officials from Guatemala who wanted to learn how to improve school food programs.

Palmer amaranth detected in Minnesota

Media Contacts: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension, office 612-626-4077, ajsandve@umn.edu; Allen Sommerfeld, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, office 651-201-6185, allen.sommerfeld@state.mn.us

ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/22/2016)— Crop scientists at the University of Minnesota Extension and officials at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) urge farmers to check fields for Palmer amaranth, an aggressive weed that can put corn and soybean crops at risk. A plant detected in a native seed planting plot on a Yellow Medicine County farm was confirmed today to be Palmer amaranth. This is the first confirmation of the weed in the state.

Extension help for recovering from heavy rains, flooding

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


ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/21/2016)—The University of Minnesota Extension has a wide range of resources to help Minnesotans hit by heavy rains.

Traveling the state, Extension dean describes programming, priorities

2016 has found Extension Dean Bev Durgan journeying throughout Minnesota, meeting with a wide range of stakeholders as well as staff in county and regional offices.

In this interview with Julie Buntjer of the Worthington Daily Globe, Dean Durgan discusses how Extension is actively engaged throughout Minnesota on matters of both regional and statewide importance. Here's an excerpt:

“It’s been a great year traveling throughout the state and meeting people,” Durgan said. “One thing I’ve learned is that Extension is fortunate. We have some great people working in Extension -- they’re very dedicated to this state -- and the people of Minnesota have pretty high expectations for us."

“They care about what Extension is doing and want us to continue and to expand our work,” she added.