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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

4-H

  • Volunteers Wanted – Project Pods for Small Group Learning
    We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in leading small, in-person project learning experiences this year.  Share your talent or interests with 4-H members.  Staff would help you design the learning and you would lead the group.  Meet once or multiple times.  It’s up to you!  Contact Kelly or Kim at the Extension office for more information or to volunteer!
  • Exclusive Space Exploration Opportunity!
    Explore space with Minnesota 4-H! If your family is curious about space and stars in the night sky, join us on Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m. to meet an astronomy enthusiast from the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum and learn about how to host an official Statewide Star Party. Youth participants will get to help design future space programming that 4-H offers. Sign-up today!
  • New 4-H Family Navigation – A Series!
    Are you new to Wright County 4-H?  Do you want to learn more about what 4-H has to offer?  New 4-H Family Navigation is for you!  Join us every other month to explore 4-H topics such as: how to get started in 4-H, enrollment, 4-H project learning, getting involved, volunteering, and much more.  Get your questions answered and meet new families.  Attend one or more - based on your availability.  Join us for the first session on Monday, November 23 at 6:30pm – virtually!  Watch your Friday EBlast for the link as the event approaches.
  • Re-Enroll Today - Deadline November 1!
    Each year, 4-H families must re-enroll both youth members and adult volunteers. The process is quick and easy; even families with multiple members should be done in ten minutes or less.  This year's re-enrollment will be done through a brand new upgraded 4hOnline website - 4HOnline 2.0!
  • Project Bowl Practice Dates
    Please watch for an  update coming soon on when bowl practices will happen and when they will begin.  Coaches are currenly deciding when to have practice and what format to offer it in.

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County Agriculture Educator

  • Do you REALLY need to rake your leaves this Fall?
    Raking leaves is one of those fall chores that you likely aren’t thrilled about doing, especially if you have an abundance of trees. It seems that this time of year the questions that always arises is if it’s really necessary. The short answer to that question is that it depends on your situation, but let’s try to be a little more specific than that.
  • Buckthorn Control: Not just a woodland problem
    Do you know if buckthorn is present in your woodlands? Buckthorn is one of Minnesota’s most damaging invasive plants. It can out compete native vegetation and degrade wildlife habitat. Buckthorn is also a concern for soybean farmers as it serves as the overwintering host plant for soybean aphid eggs and the crown rust fungus.
  • 5 Tips to prepare your veggie garden for winter
    With the impending winter looming just on the other side of fall we might be ready to call it quits on our gardens for the year, but don’t put your tools away just yet, there’s still work to be done. Here’s 5 important tips to do now to help you prepare your veggie garden for next year.

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Master Gardeners

  • Do you REALLY need to rake your leaves this Fall?
    Raking leaves is one of those fall chores that you likely aren’t thrilled about doing, especially if you have an abundance of trees. It seems that this time of year the questions that always arises is if it’s really necessary. The short answer to that question is that it depends on your situation, but let’s try to be a little more specific than that.
  • Storing tender bulbs
    Have you finished everything on your autumn to do list? It can be hard to get everything done. However, if you are hoping to enjoy some of your favorite flowers and save some money next spring you should be sure to dig and store your tender bulbs. Tender bulbs include tuberous begonia, freesia, dahlias, gladiolus, caladiums, canna, Oxalis and calla lilies and store them indoors for winter. If not dug up and stored in the proper manner, they will not survive the cold Minnesota winter.
  • Evergreen seasonal needle drop
    Despite their name, evergreen needles do not stay green forever. Older, inner needles discolor and drop off after one or more years, depending on the species. Sometimes the drop occurs slowly; other times, large numbers of needles yellow simultaneously in late summer or early fall, making for a striking spectacle. Due to the condition being triggered by the weather and the season, many evergreens are likely to show symptoms at the same time. This phenomenon could easily be mistaken for heavy disease or insect pressure. Each species of evergreen tends to keep its needles for a defined length of time. Thus, cycles or patterns of needle drop develop for each species, although variation exists from tree to tree and from year to year.

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