Burleigh County Extension
April is Month of the Military Child! The official military child flower is the dandelion. The dandelion adapts to life among other plants and can survive in just about any location. Its seeds can be scattered by the wind and puts its roots down anywhere.
By: Patti Neal Cadwallader
Dandelion you're like me
Set adrift to ride the breeze
Drifting here and settling there
To grow as if you have no care
Only those like you will know
The sudden rush to rise and go
On any current you will flow
On any weathered wind you'll blow
In any sea, on any tide
On any ground, you will abide
And you never do decide
Just where you'll go, or how you'll ride
Around the world, among all kinds
Flying with no tie that binds
Always leaving friends behind
Trying no to show you mind
Dandelion I'm like you!
Of my future, I've no clue!
I put down roots that have no glue
So I'll move to somewhere new
Activities will vary each week so choose 1 week or all 8 of these week long camps. Registration fee is $60.00 a week per child. This includes a shirt, snack, supplies and transportation during off-site activities.
Youth will be able to experience:
- Service Learning
- Career Exploration
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Activities
- Junior Master Gardener Activities
With visits to Dakota Zoo, Papa's Pumpkin Patch, Community Action, Pirogue Grill and Riverbound Farm to name a few.
Register Today! Call 701-221-6865
Fees must be paid by Monday, May 12, 2014
4-H Camps are also accepting Registrations.
March is National Nutrition Month! National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
One way to eat healthier is by eating more fruits and vegetables. These types of food provide a wide range of essential vitamins, minerals and fiber. They are naturally low in calories. Eating more fruits and vegetables can help with weight management and can help reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease.
It's that time of year when you may want to review your Lease Agreements.
North Central Farm Management Extension Committee developed a website, Ag Lease 101. This website was developed to help land owners and operators to learn more about lease agreements.
Here are some sample Lease Agreements:
- Crop Share Rental Arrangements for your Farm
- Fixed & Flexible Cash Rental Arrangements for your Farm
- Pasture Rental Arrangements for your Farm
If you are feeling creative, here is how to “create your own soup” in seven easy steps. FN-1648: 7 Steps to Creating a Soup is adapted from Utah State University.
A steaming bowl of soup can be a hearty, healthy meal. You can use food from your pantry, freezer or leftovers to make a tasty soup in about 30 minutes using these easy steps.
Try potato soup with ham, chopped celery and carrots? Chicken-rice soup with leftover mixed vegetables, grilled chicken, rosemary and parsley also makes a nice pairing.
1. Choose one Fat.
2. Rinse & chop one medium onion
3. Choose one broth
4. Choose one protein
5. Choose one starch
6. Choose a mixture of 2-3 cups chopped vegetables (fresh, frozen or canned)
7. Choose one or more seasonings
Put everything in a pot and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
You think it's cold outside, so do your cattle. Mammals are inherently equipped to deal with a wide range of temperatures. But when it is extremely cold and below zero cattle need extra energy to stay warm. That means more feed, but feed that is a higher nutrient quality, as well as a drinking water source. It is important to protect cattle from the elements, plenty of dry bedding and wind breaks. If you are calving check out the Cold Advisory for Newborn Livestock (CANL) forecasts, available through the National Weather Service website. For the complete News release please read the "Help Cattle Cope with Cold Weather".
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