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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
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Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
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Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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Spring brings excitement, optimism
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January 20, 2018
AgweekTV: Show Goats
Goats are becoming more popular in the show world. In fact, the number of goats in the region is on the rise. We met up with one family is working...
January 20, 2018 - 8:30am
May 17, 2017
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
On Saturday, May 20, the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will host their Annual Spring Plant Sale at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria. At 9 a.m. there will be a presentation on Texture in the Garden, followed by the sale starting promptly at...
May 17, 2017 - 5:08am
May 1, 2017
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Gardening season is just around the corner, and University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County want to get you off to a great start. They will offer a series of informative gardening sessions free of charge without pre-registration. These lunch-time sessions...
May 1, 2017 - 5:55pm
April 12, 2017
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
The short growing season has limited local strawberry production, but there are newer, day-neutral varieties that may just provide the solution to extending the strawberry harvest. A workshop addressing these varieties and more will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 6:30 to 7:30...
April 12, 2017 - 3:35pm
March 15, 2017
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County invite the public to their annual Let's Get Growing workshop on Saturday, April 8, at the Alexandria Technical and Community College Office and Information Technology Center. Register between 8 and 8:40 a.m., visit...
March 15, 2017 - 9:00am
March 8, 2017
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
When it comes to selecting flowers to plant in my garden, I am always looking for scented varieties that bring the fragrance of the garden into my home. So many beautiful cultivars have had their sweet aroma bred right out of them. I am always disappointed upon discovering that a...
March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
March 1, 2017
Choosing a garden style
The first question you should ask yourself when planning a new garden is, "Why do I want a garden?" Maybe you have a shady spot where grass won't grow but hostas and ferns would. Perhaps you have fond memories of your grandmother's cottage garden, full of color and texture. You might...
March 1, 2017 - 10:00am
February 22, 2017
It's fruit tree pruning time
Now is the time to start pruning your fruit trees. Pruning your trees while they are in dormancy reduces the possibility of fire blight in crabapples, apples and pears, as well as minimizing canker diseases in cherries and plums. A good pair of pruning shears is probably one of your...
February 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
So many garden education opportunities, so little time. This is a reminder of the many offerings available in the coming months: Come Grow With Us at West Central Research and Outreach Center, AgCountry Auditorium, Morris. Classes are free and open to the public: • Wednesday, March...
February 22, 2017 - 9:00am
February 10, 2017
Announcing extension intern positions
Are you a college student seeking your bachelor's degree and looking for a summer 2017 internship? The University of Minnesota Extension is offering three separate paid internships in the areas of agriculture and/or horticulture in Meeker, Douglas and another one serving Stearns,...
February 10, 2017 - 8:43am
February 8, 2017
2017 Farm Resource Guide is now available
The Farm Resource Guide for 2017 is now available upon request at many University of Minnesota Extension county offices across the state. This resource guide includes a variety of useful farm business management information including the following items: • Custom rates. • Average...
February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
EXTENSION COLUMN: Gardening for the birds
Our bird feeders are full of winter visitors, woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches and sparrows, and fortunately for them, I have a kind spouse who keeps the feeders full. As gardeners, we can also plan our gardens to feed the birds during the growing season and into the winter. By...
February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 25, 2017
Good agricultural practices workshop
University of Minnesota Educators Michele Schermann and Analisa Holtberg will present a Good Agricultural Practices Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Minnesota National Bank in Long Prairie.
January 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
Horticulture scholarships announced
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will take applications through Friday, April 21, for two 2017 post-secondary scholarships. Each scholarship is $500 and will be awarded this spring.
January 25, 2017 - 11:00am
January 18, 2017
Selecting seed for your garden
If you're like me, you have been spending your spare time perusing the multitude of seed catalogs that arrived in the late fall. Now that the holidays are over, there's time to dream of our next gardens and make plans to increase vegetable yields and add new interesting plants.
January 18, 2017 - 11:00am