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Extension is expanding its online education and resources while in-person events and classes are canceled.

4-H

  • The Wright County 4-H Showcase! 
    In lieu of the Wright County Fair, 4-H will be offering a new project judging experience: The Wright County 4-H Showcase! 
  • Correction: Virtual Showcase Livestock Date
    Please note that the flyer detailing Wright County 4-H’s Virtual Showcase had a misprint on the dates of the livestock showcases. They will take place on July 22nd-26th, the same dates as the fair would have been.
  • July Day Camps Postponed
    July 4-H Day Camps have been postponed until further notice. There is a possibility that day camps will happen in August. We will share details of any new day camp or learning opportunities as soon as we know more.
  • Federation Officer Election Delayed
    Elections for federation officers has been delayed until the September meeting in hopes that we can hold elections in person. If you are interested in being an officer or know of someone you would like to nominate, please be sure to attend the September Federation meeting on September 28th.
  • Intern Action Learning Projects
    Lily’s Project: Revising Wright County’s Ambassador Handbook Madi’s Project: 4-H Awards Banquet

More 4-H in Wright County

County Agriculture Educator

  • Caution when around Wild Parsnip
    Wild parsnip, a noxious weed on the control list in Minnesota, has continued to spread throughout the state. Otherwise known as Pastinaca sativa, wild parsnip falls onto this list because of its characteristics. “The Minnesota Noxious Weed Law (Minnesota Statutes 18.75-18.91) defines a noxious weed as an annual, biennial, or perennial plant that the Commissioner of Agriculture designates to be injurious to public health, the environment, public roads, crops, livestock, or other property.” The control section of this list states that the weed must be controlled by “preventing the maturation and spread of propagating parts.”
  • Ag Help Resources
    We know times are difficult for Minnesota farm families, but you are not alone.
  • 2020 Wright County Farm Family of the Year
    BUFFALO, Minn. (05/11/2020) — On behalf of University of MN Extension and the Wright County Farm Family of the Year selection committee, it is my honor to announce that the Neaton family of Sweet Beet Farm is the 2020 Wright County Farm Family of the Year. The Neatons are a young family of four: Nick and Amelia, and two young sons named Albin (4) and Hugo (1).

More County Agriculture Educator in Wright County

Master Gardeners

  • Voles in the home lawn
    Voles are small brown rodents about the size and shape of a mouse. They have small ears and a short tail. Voles are common in yards and fields where they spend a lot of time eating grasses and roots and making trails. We usually observe their small surface tunnels winding through our lawn right after snow melt.
  • Consider Creating a Rain Garden
    Rain gardens are a way to add beauty to your property while decreasing dangerous surface water runoff that ultimately makes its way into our lakes and rivers.
  • Container Gardening 101
    Container gardens are ideal for people with little or no garden space, and they are an easy way to grow a wide variety of flowers, veggies and herbs with easy access right outside your door.  Container gardens can be filled with single species, like a large colorful flower or a cherry tomato to munch on right on your deck. They are also great for combinations, with flowers it's good to have a thriller, a spiller, and a filler, and with veggies and herbs it's great it match up flavors and purposes, like everything you need for fresh salsa all in one big pot

Visit Extension's Master Gardeners Section

Wright County partners with Extension to deliver even more practical education and research right in your county.


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