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Extension offers resources for various needs

The current economic crisis has taken a toll on many Minnesota families. University of Minnesota Extension has created the Families in Tough Times Web site www.extension. to help families tackle the "tough times" of today and tomorrow. More at:

Eat your colors for better health

Did you know that colors are good for you? Fruits and vegetables contain compounds called phytochemicals that give them both their color and aroma. More at


Dairy cows need lots of good water

Water is the most essential of all nutrients required by animals. And a lactating dairy cow has one of the largest requirements for water of any animal. More at


U of M 'Living on the Land' livestock workshop

The University of Minnesota Small Farms Program is offering a three-part workshop this spring for farm owners who are thinking about adding livestock to their small farm setting, but have little experience with livestock production. The series, titled "Living on the Land Livestock Workshops" will be held on Mondays, May 4, May 11, and May 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the St Paul Campus.

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