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  • 2019 Rice County 4-H Dog Invitational
    Saturday, June 22, 2019, 4-H Building on Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault, Minnesota, Registration 7:00-7:45 am - Judging to start at 8:00 am.
  • Ocean Exploration 4-H Daycamp
    Join other kids from Rice County for a fun day exploring the ocean!
  • 2019 Regional Summer Outing
    Come and join us on Friday, June 28th for our Regional Summer Outing! We will explore The Team Behind The Team at Target Field and take a deep dive into the technology of space exploration and the diversity of life through the lens of the Bell Museum’s famous dioramas. It will be a day of learning.
  • Photo/Artwork Matting Workshop
    Youth are invited to bring a photo or piece of artwork so they can learn how to put the final touches on it, adding a touch of professionalism.
  • Rice County 4-H Arts-In
    Do you like to sing and dance.....or maybe interested in being a part of the technical crew.....if so the Rice County Arts-In is for you!

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County Agriculture Educator

  • Lawn care checklist: spring edition
    The April snow has melted and our turfgrass is finally revealing itself again, reminding us that we have some work to do to prepare our lawns for the growing season. We are lucky that the cool-season turfgrasses we use in our Minnesota lawns can survive harsh winters, because this past winter was a doozy. Our turfgrasses endure the changing seasons because they grow rapidly during the cooler temperatures of spring and fall and then become less active during the heat of summer and frigid cold of winter. Read more about how our lawn care routine should support this natural life cycle of cool-season grasses to ensure that our lawns stay healthy. 
  • Prepare to address volunteer corn in fields hit by 2018 tornadoes
    The downed corn left in the aftermath of the 2018 tornadoes causes a high potential for the occurrence of volunteer corn in these areas in 2019. I wrote an article about volunteer corn last fall, but as farmers are preparing for planting, I wanted to address the topic again.
  • Preparing for a disaster: steps for creating a farm emergency action plan
    Due to the current height of snow drifts and record-breaking snowfall in February, areas in Rice and Steele counties are experiencing flooding issues this spring. Homeowners and farmers can take steps to prepare for such disasters

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  • Gardening
    Get information about best plants and gardening practices for Minnesota lawns, landscapes, and gardens.

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U of M Extension
Rice County

1900 Fairgrounds Dr #17
Faribault MN 55021-6143

(507) 332-6109 (phone)
(507) 332-9070 (fax)