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Position: La Plata County Extension Office

Email: parmenterdm@co.laplata.co.us

4-H horse project gets jump-start

What does the advent of spring weather and school vacations bring to La Plata County? For some of us, it signals the start of 4-H horse program activities.One of the unique features of the La Plata...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

For your health, nuts aren't so crazy

Nuts - every day? Research shows one small handful a day can actually result in health gains. Diets that include 1 to 1.5 ounces of nuts (not salted or honey glazed) daily are more satisfying,...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Cold greets participants at Market Beef Weigh-in

It never fails. I guess we're fortunate the weather forecasts were off Saturday because we didn't get the snow that was predicted, but we did get the overcast skies and cold westerly winds.Those...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Healthy diet idea: Modified Mediterranean

Because this is still American Heart Month, instead of feeling guilty for less desirable choices, consider adopting lifestyle changes to improve your health. Pounds come off with portion control,...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Local weeds conferences to address management

Long ago, when I was a wee-young 20-something going to college, I was frequently asked, why horticulture? In fact, many people didn't even ask "why" but "what" is horticulture. Inevitably, there...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Follow these steps to help save seeds for reharvesting

For those of you who may not remember my last article, I discussed seeds - primarily those of vegetables and flowers - in all their glory. Oh, and by the way, why are you forgetting my articles?We...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

A good time to evaluate spending

A new year - clean slate, as you will.This is the time for keeping resolutions and goals. A new program I offer equates several of the actions for weight loss to establishing a financial cushion...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Serving as 4-H agent helped develop assets in youths

A number of interested adults last month attended a two-day "Infusing Assets" training session sponsored by the La Plata County Children, Youth and Family coalition highlighting the 40...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Summer is a seed catalog away

Ah yes, the middle of winter - the time at which writing an article about horticulture is always a challenge. Nurseries are all but closed, the ground is frozen, and even those wonderful Christmas...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Radon an issue to consider in Southwest Colorado

On Jan. 5, Gov. Bill Ritter and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proclaimed January as National Radon Action Month.All residents (renters and owners) are urged to screen test their home for...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H leadership conference to be held this month

The Leadership Development Conference and 4-H Day at the state Capitol are in the final planning stages.This annual event for senior-aged 4-H'ers will be held at the Denver Renaissance Hotel from...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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