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Keep holiday poinsettias attractive for months by treating them as you would sun-loving houseplants. Water the soil as soon as the surface no longer feels moist. Next month begin applying houseplant fertilizer, mixed ½ strength, every four to six weeks. read more

BWSR announces $5.4 million in Targeted Watershed Demonstration Program grants

The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) announced today the second round of grants for its Targeted Watershed Demonstration Program, funded through the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment’s Clean Water Fund. read more

Conservation Work for Honey Bees

An estimated $15 billion worth of crops is pollinated by honey bees, including more than 130 fruits and vegetables. Managed honey bee numbers have been declining over the past 50 years. read more

BWSR salutes outstanding 2014 conservation work

As 2014 comes to a close, the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR) took time to recognize outstanding work done at the local level to advance Minnesota conservation. read more

CED Comments

We are getting some much needed moisture today and it looks like our beautiful fall weather is done. From what I'm seeing when driving about the county most crops are off and a lot of the fall tillage is completed. read more

ARC & PLC Program Dates Announced

Important dates for the new Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs have been announced. ARC & PLC are the new annual farm programs that were included in the 2014 Farm Bill. read more

New Farm Bill Offers Increased Opportunities for Producers

The 2014 Farm Bill offers increased opportunities for producers including farm loan program modifications that create flexibility for new and existing farmers. read more

USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadlines

USDA is extending the deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, 2014, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill. read more

2015 MN Gardening Calendars Available

This award winning 12-month spiral bound calendar (9 ½ x 13 inches) is filled with full color photographs that highlight Minnesota gardening month by month. It also includes timely tips for lawn, garden and houseplant care, with a special feature on conserving wild bees. read more

2015 Tree Order Form

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2014 Becker County Plat Book Form

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4H Newsletter

The most current 4H newsletter can be found on the following website.http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/becker