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Farmland rental meetings take place through mid-December

Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension media relations, 612-626-4077 or 651-492-0811, ajsandve@umn.edu

ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/27/2016)—A series of 42 meetings on fair farm rental agreements begins in early November and continues for five weeks throughout the state.

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, ajsandve@umn.edu ; Angela Gupta, Extension educator, 507-280-2869, agupta@umn.edu

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.

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 http://z.umn.edu/gardencalendar. Receive a 10% discount by entering MG10 in the coupon code.



Doug Peterson named 2016 Distinguished Friend of Extension

Media contact: Allison Sandve, U of M Extension, ajsandve@umn.edu, (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, ajsandve@umn.edu

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