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New Life at the CREC


The 50’s and 60’s we are experiencing this April have been welcomed after our cold, windy North Dakota winter. While it often seems like the “white stuff” will never leave it’s almost as if we’ve blinked and we’re already into a new season. Spring at the CREC brings a newfound sense of hope and excitement. Those of us who spend several nights a week on the road presenting at producer meetings get to sleep in our own beds a few more days a week. And those that have been cooped up in our office are heading to the field this week. The blossoms are coming on in the orchard and the livestock unit is buzzing with calves. New life (including a human baby) is flourishing at the CREC and we are excited to start this next season. Following you will find some photos of our busy spring.


New calves at the CREC!


The soil is ready for spring too!


Hazelnut blossom (small red spiny bud, female) and catkins (long plume in foreground, male).


We are also excited to welcome Petra Yuja who was born on February 5, 2017 weighing in at 6 lbs. 15 oz! Petra is the daughter of Szilvia Yuja, CREC research specialist.

As you head into spring's work please keep safety at the forefront of your mind.


Mary Berg

Area Extension Specialist 


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