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September – Now is the time to…

Protect pumpkins, gourds and winter squash from early frost with old sheets or blankets if temperatures are expected to drop below 30 degrees. read more

Master Gardener Training

Master Gardeners are unique people who take an active interest in gardening, are willing to learn and enjoy helping others. The professional training they receive in horticulture makes Master Gardeners special. read more

DNR releases Minnesota buffer map; implementation begins

As part of the state’s commitment to protecting clean water, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources today released the map of public waters and public ditches requiring permanent vegetative buffers or alternative water quality practices. read more

SWCD offering Free Nitrate Testing for at-risk Townships in Becker County

Becker Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has teamed with the MN Department of Agriculture to provide free nitrate testing for residences in Pine Point, Osage and northern Carsonville Townships. Wells in these areas may be at risk of nitrate contamination due to geology, soil types and land use patterns. read more

Checking Food Preservation Equipment

Food preservation season is here. Now is the time to check your equipment. Pressure canners are either a dial gauge or a weighted gauge. Weighted gauges do not require testing but should be kept clean and rust-free. read more

Horticulture question?

Ask one of the Becker County Master Gardeners during their Plant & Pest clinics read more

4H Newsletter

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