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Menu for Transition Resources and Supports in Early Childhood

Supporting children and families during transitions in early childhood is vital to their health and development. This document provides a menu of resources and supports for assisting children and families with transitions in the early childhood years.

Transition Issues in Early Childhood Settings in North Dakota: Executive Summary

Supporting children and their families as they navigate transitions during the years from birth to 5 years of age is a key element of effectiveness in early childhood education systems. This report shares key findings from research in North Dakota on transition issues, challenges and resources discussed by parents and early childhood professionals.

Grandparenting in Unique Circumstances

Grandparents occurs in a variety of unique circumstances, including situations of divorce, immigration, blended families or other contexts. This bulletin explores grandparenting in unique circumstances and how grandparents can navigate family transitions, in-law relationships, and other family situations.

Bull Management After the Sale

This publication will offer management tips to producers purchasing young bulls to add to their herd as sires. Included practices are biosecurity, animal health, cattle management and nutrition.

MyPlate Plans for Adults

This chart was designed to provide an estimate of daily food needs based on the recommendations for an average-sized adult at www.choosemyplate.gov. On the following chart, find your gender, age to the nearest 10 years and activity level. Mark the row with your plan. Visit www.choosemyplate.gov for more information.

Livestock Water Requirements

Water is an important, but often overlooked, nutrient. Livestock water requirements are affected by many factors including, size, productivity, diet and environmental conditions. Limited access or reduced water consumption can result in dehydration, which can be fatal to livestock.

What is Soil Acidity?

Low pH or soil acidity affects nutrient availability, microbial activity as well as plant growth. This publication covers a definition of soil acidity, causes of soil acidity, effect on soil nutrients and crops, and how to identify this issue.

Common Natural Enemies of Insect Pests

This publication describes the most common natural enemies of insect pests that are found in field crops and gardens. Pictures of each natural enemy are provided for assistance with identification. Predators, parasitoids and entomopathogenic fungi and viral diseases are covered.

Growing Rye as a Cover Crop in North Dakota

This publication summarizes recommendations for growing rye as a cover crop. It includes guidelines for variety selection, planting date, seeding rate and termination timing the next spring.

Solid Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning

Accurate sampling and laboratory testing provides actual manure nutrient information. This information allows crop producers to strategize for maximum crop yields and minimal manure nutrient impact to the environment.

Corn Trade Report: Trend and Risk Analysis

Trends and the descriptive statistics are useful to producers in identifying variations in demand for corn and its products. For decision makers, this information is helpful in the development of risk management tools for potential export losses due to risky events like politically driven tariffs and uncertain events.

North Dakota Fresh Market Potato Cultivar/Selection Trial Results for 2020

Potato cultivars or selections included in this report were selected from recently released cultivars, advancing selections with release potential (numbered lines progressing through the trial process), or cultivars that are new to the U.S. Standard potato cultivars used by growers served as checks. The agronomic data presented in Tables 1 and 2 were analyzed statistically. These analyses allow the reader to ascertain, at a predetermined level of confidence, if the differences observed among cultivars/selections are reliable, or if they might be due to error inherent in the experimental process.

Soybean Trade Report: Trend and Risk Analysis

Trends and the descriptive statistics are useful to producers in identifying variations in demand for soybeans and their products. For decision makers, this information is helpful in the development of risk management tools for potential export losses due to risky events like politically driven tariffs and uncertain events.

Dutch Elm Disease in North Dakota: A New Look

Dutch elm disease (DED) has been spreading across North America since the 1920s. It first was reported in North Dakota in Mandan in 1969, and it reached eastern North Dakota by 1973. DED has been confirmed in every North Dakota county.

A Resource Menu for Family Engagement

Family engagement focuses on building positive relationships and supporting children and families. This document provides a menu of resources and organizations for understanding and promoting family engagement in early childhood settings.

Financial Values, Attitudes and Goals

Your goals start as a dream, but with financial planning, determination and communication, you can make them a reality. This publication provides information and activities for goal setting so you can get what you really want out of life.

To Buy or Rent? The Choice

Owning your own home no longer may be a practical possibility for many lower- and middle-income Americans. Real estate prices have risen nearly out of reach for many, and the investment benefits of home ownership have diminished. For many people, renting has become increasingly popular as the preferred housing choice in the 21st century. Whether you choose to rent or buy, housing is the single largest budget item for most families.

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