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Extension Calling: advice for the farm, garden, and home

Dec 26, 2021

When growing anything, including livestock, the best way to maximize your returns is to make sure that the inputs (fertilizers, time, etc.) don't cost more than what your end product is worth. Today you'll hear about the corn nitrogen rate calculator at (  We discuss why using...

Dec 19, 2021

Poinsettias and Christmas Cactus both bloom during the holiday season. If you're up for the challenge, you can keep these plants healthy through the year and enjoy their blooms over and over again. 

Dec 12, 2021

Input costs always factor in your profit margin, especially when costs are high. But fertilizer cost per pound isn't the only thing to look at. Different nitrogen sources give different results.  Compare costs of different N sources using a NPK Fertilizer Calculator ( Tune in to learn more and let us know...

Dec 5, 2021

Carbon credits are the new buzz, should you sign on? What about harvesting? Work with a professional forester to make a plan and do what's best for you and your woodland. Afterall, forests take a long time to forget our mistakes. 

Nov 28, 2021

Another way to say the baler broke is "stockpiling by accident." While it may not be ideal, it doesn't have to be waste. Get back in and graze that hayfield, access to water and fencing required.  Use surplus hay to restore poor pastures this winter.