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Citizen Science

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

      People all over the globe are discovering that their observations and local knowledge can be valuable to researchers investigating various ecological...

Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

     Queen rearing is the process of inducing a colony to produce new queens by manipulating various colony attributes. This can be accomplished by any...

Upcoming Dairy Cattle Webinars

Dairy Updated: August 27, 2014

 These webinars are geared toward bringing pertinent information to dairy producers, extension educators, allied industry professionals, and veterinarians...

Beekeeping Equipment

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

     The modern bee hive was invented by the Reverend L. L. Langstroth, patented in 1852, after his monumental discovery of "bee space". Bee space describes...

Basic Beekeeping Techniques

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

      Entering the world of beekeeping can be fun and challenging: many new terms must be understood; equipment, tools, and bees purchased; seasonal...

Pesticides and Honey Bee Health

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

      Pesticides are a class of chemicals or biological agent with properties designed to deter, kill, incapacitate, or otherwise limit damage by a pest....

Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

      Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae are single celled parasites of the honey bee midgut that can weaken individual bees and entire colonies, making them...

American and European Foulbrood

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

      American and European Foulbrood are two different, yet similar bacterial diseases of honey bee larvae and pupae. The name comes from the location of...

Varroa Mites

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

      Varroa mites (Varroa destructor) are the foremost pest of western honey bee colonies. They inhabit nearly every honey bee colony in most of the world,...

Honey Bee Biology

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

       Honey bees are a fascinating model organism with a complex mating and inheritance system, highly evolved social behavior, dance communication...

Wooden Components of a Modern Bee Hive

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

Traditional hive parts are made from wood. The design and dimension of hive parts are based on the concept of bee space. Bee space was first recognized and...

Wellness Beyond the Lunchroom: How to Advocate for Wellness within the Whole School Environment

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 26, 2014

Providing delicious and nutritious foods in the lunchroom is a huge step in creating a healthy environment for students. Maintaining healthy behaviors in...

An Opportunity for Healthy Change with Smart Snacks in Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 26, 2014

Snacks and drinks available in the school cafeteria and in school vending machines – also referred to as “competitive foods”—are about to change in the...

How Teachers Can Include School Gardens in the Classroom Curriculum

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 26, 2014

School gardens are cropping up around the country as multi-faceted experiential learning labs.  With the increased emphasis these days on high-stakes testing...

Develop Your Summer Maintenance Plan for School Gardens

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 26, 2014

School gardens are a popular tool used by many schools to promote healthful eating, teach nutrition lessons, and promote physical fitness by getting kids...

School's Out: Implementing Successful Summer Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 26, 2014

USDA’s Summer Meal Programs, which include the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option can help...

The Importance of Low-Fat and Fat-Free Dairy

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 26, 2014

Dairy products are an essential part of our daily diet, especially for kids who are currently at, or reaching the peak of bone formation. The USDA is...

2014 CLRFS Food Security Conference

2014 CLRFS Food Security Conference ‎September 29-October 1, 2014 ‎Cleveland, OhioPlease join the eXtension Community, Local & Regional Food Systems (CLRFS)...

Avoiding Mold Hazards in Your Flooded Home

Floods Updated: August 25, 2014

A flood-damaged home requires special attention to avoid or correct a mold population explosion.  Mold is likely to multiply on materials that stay wet for...

The Flood-Hardy Wall

Floods Updated: August 25, 2014

When building or restoring a home where flooding could rise above the foundation, a drainable, dryable wall assembly is designed to survive with little or no...

Making Your Forest Inviting for Wildlife

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: August 23, 2014

Everybody needs a place to call home. Why not invite wildlife to make your family forest home? All animals have essential needs that include food, water,...

Upcoming webinars for small and backyard poultry

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: August 22, 2014

To view a webcast, go to Poultry virtual meeting room at the scheduled time and date. (The virtual meeting room is not opened until 10-15 minutes before the...

Matt Benson, USDA

Matt Benson is a program analyst at the USDA Food and Nutrition Service supporting the USDA Farm to School Program. He is housed within the Nutrition...

The Importance of Lean Protein in Children’s Diets

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 22, 2014

Protein is one of the three macronutrients, types of foods we need in large amounts, alongside fat and carbohydrates, in order to maintain a healthy diet. ...

Forest Farming Contents

Forest Farming Updated: August 22, 2014

More Forest Farming information will be coming soon, but in the meantime we are available to field your questions. Please ask us questions or visit our...

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