Where you live can impact plans for gardening.  What blooms well in Tennessee might not bloom so well in Texas.  What flourishes in California may not have a chance in Maine.   Did you know that every county in the United States has an Extension office that works with local land-grant university experts   where research is done in entomology, or the student of insects, and agriculture?  They work to provide information and education programs in economic and community development, leadership, family issues, agriculture, and the environment.  Not everyone is aware of this hidden gem that is such a wonderful resources to communities everywhere.

Extension offices include in their areas of expertise gardening, agriculture, and pest control.      They can help with questions and challenges one might face while trying to grow that beautiful, blooming flower garden or that vegetable garden that is going to keep your pantry stocked.   Or with that front yard that just doesn’t seem to thrive.  Extension offices can assist with providing details on hardiness zones, soil testing, choosing appropriate plants, pest control, lawn care, and more.

Do you know how to use your county Extension office?  While some counties have regionalized and services are offered at a regional level, there is still support available for every county in the United States through the more than 3,000 extension offices.   Learn more by locating the resources in your state with a map from the National Pesticide Information Center.

If you have a few minutes to spare, check out some of the many, many videos on YouTube that are posted by local Extension offices.  Just type in your state and “Extension Office Gardening” and see what pops up.

Happy gardening!

Image from www.pexels.com, courtesy of Noelle Otto

 

Sources:

National Pesticide Information Center. http://npic.orst.edu/pest/countyext.htm.  Accessed 4/15/2018.

Gardening Know How.  What Is An Extension Service: Using Your County Extension Office For Home Garden Information.  https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-extension-service.htm.  Accessed 4/15/2018.

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In July 2017, a partnership was announced with the media group, New Focus Network (NFN). NFN became the underwriter of the online magazine, and the name was changed to New Focus Daily to allow shared content between the two entities to support womens’ empowerment.

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New Focus Daily (Formerly NOU Magazine) is a women’s lifestyle magazine, which provides go-to guide for strategies about health and wellness, cancer survivorship, money, career, relationships, inspiration and more. New Focus Daily is published in partnership with New Focus Network and serves as a Ribbon of Support of the Women Survivors Alliance. NOU magazine was created in 2012 and officially launched at 2013 SURVIVORville. It began under the name “The Plum” with six published articles each month. In January 2015, the magazine officially changed its name to NOU and substantial growth began. In January 2016, NOU Magazine was redesigned and Cindy Chafin became Editor-In-Chief. By November, the magazine officially hit the one million mark in readership over the past four years. In July 2017, a partnership was announced with the media group, New Focus Network (NFN). NFN became the underwriter of the online magazine, and the name was changed to New Focus Daily to allow shared content between the two entities to support womens’ empowerment. New Focus Daily now delivers updated articles to a base of 15,000 readers 3-4 times weekly. Newsletters are delivered to 14,000 weekly and delivers 1.4M impressions per year. In partnership with New Focus Daily Downloads, NFD also delivers to over 28K viewers per week via social media. In July 2017, New Focus Daily Magazine published its first hard copy edition. In partnership with New Focus Network, the content of New Focus Daily can expand into the television viewing market for health, wellness and lifestyle.

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