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Wildlife weather the winter
Deadlines approaching to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes
Mike Frisch: A look ahead
Big tullibee pulled through the ice on the Alexandria Chain
Fishing For the Cure sets sights high
Kenneth "Ken" R. Kloubec
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Letter to the Editor: An ode to a winter bird
In the Know: A seamless transfer of degrees
1994: Alexandria restricts smoking on city property
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4-H holds county competition
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
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Megatrends in Agriculture: Technology on the Farm
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February 13, 2019
Scholarship targets horticulture students
Local horticulture students can apply for a $500 post-secondary scholarship through the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County. The scholarship will be awarded this spring. Applications are open to full-time college or university students pursuing a career...
February 13, 2019 - 6:34pm
January 17, 2019
Conference targets small growers, food producers Climate change, social media marketing and cottage food how-to's will headline a joint conference aimed at small commercial growers. For the first time, the Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers, Minnesota Farmers' Market Association...
January 17, 2019 - 6:31am
August 15, 2018
Master gardeners to field questions
New this year at the Douglas County Fair, open class produce and floriculture will fill the Johnson building. Come see the exhibits and visit with master gardeners to answer all your garden questions. There will be demonstrations on the new stage and fun activities for both adults...
August 15, 2018 - 5:13pm
August 14, 2018
Flowers must be fresh
Planning to enter flowers at the fair this summer? Here are some tips for blue ribbon entries. 1. First and foremost, flowers must be fresh. Pick your flowers the day of the fair, preferably in the morning when the stems are filled with water. If you pick flowers in the heat of the...
August 14, 2018 - 8:25am
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