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4-H

  • National 4-H Week – October 4-10 – See How You Can Get Involved!
    National 4-H Week – October 4-10 – See How You Can Get Involved!
  • Ambassador Applications
    Are you passionate about 4-H? Are you willing to help when needed? Are you looking for ways to improve your resume? Do you want to be a youth leader in the Wright County 4-H program? If you answered yes to these questions, you should become a Wright County 4-H Ambassador!  To become an Ambassador, you need to have completed 8th grade.
  •  Member and Volunteer Recognition Celebration
    The member and volunteer recognition celebration will be a drive-in celebration that you won’t want to miss! The ambassadors are sure to provide excellent entertainment as we celebrate all we have accomplished this year. A box lunch will be provided (please bring your own beverage). The cost to attend is $5.00. Please pre-register by October 2nd. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, pre-registration is required:  z.umn.edu/awardsbanquet
  • Fall Program Interest Survey
    Wright County 4-H remains committed to providing opportunities for all youth to explore their areas of interest and develop skills that will help them be successful. We will use the feedback from this survey to plan high quality programming that meets the needs of the youth in Wright County. Please note that we are specifically looking for youth and adult volunteers to lead project learning activities this fall and winter: https://z.umn.edu/programinterestsurvey
  • Save the Date: Advisory Council Retreat
    All youth and adults elected to an advisory council position will be asked to participate in the annual advisory council retreat. This is a very important event where advisory council members learn their role and how they can best contribute to making Wright County 4-H the best it can be.  This retreat will take place on Sunday, October 18th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Location: To be determined.

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County Agriculture Educator

  • U of M Extension to Host Goat/Sheep Webinar: Connecting Producer to Consumer
    The University of Minnesota Extension is excited to host a webinar on Wednesday September 30th starting at 6:30pm CDT focusing on the different factors and steps to connect goat and sheep producers with consumers.
  • A deeper look into white mold on soybeans
    White mold or Sclerotinia Stem Rot is a destructive disease that is quite common throughout Minnesota. The occurrence of white mold varies widely from year to year and from location to location depending on weather conditions and past field history.
  • National Farmers Market Week
    National Farmers’ Market Week is happening now from August 2nd - August 8th! It is a great time to celebrate all of the markets in Wright County and how much they mean to our local communities. Not only do farmers’ markets allow us to bring fresh, Minnesota grown produce to our tables, but we also get to meet and support the local growers that make it all happen. Harvest is now in full swing for these producers and during times like this, it is important to show our support. Get out this week and visit your local market to check out everything they have to offer! 

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Master Gardeners

  • 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.
  • Become an Extension Master Gardener
    Do you have an active interest in gardening?  Do you have a desire to share your gardening interest with others?  Are you willing to learn more about gardening and other horticultural topics?  Are you able to communicate with groups of people?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have the qualities we look for in the Extension Master Gardener program. Apply today at z.umn.edu/mg2021app.
  • My path to becoming a Master Gardener
    I have enjoyed gardening since I was 5 years old and had the honor to be asked by my grandfather to help him in his garden. He grew vegetables but he also had apple trees and pear trees and some peonies and a huge clematis.

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