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Column: Can we resolve rural water issues?

Sharp on the heels of one of the most divisive presidential elections in recent history comes more provocative news; this time, not for the country but for the county. The issue?  Arizona’s most contentious one – water.
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Ranchers a big part of watershed management

Ranchers a big part of watershed management | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Ranchers spoke candidly about their beliefs in land conservation in a venue they traditionally have avoided – one in which government officials and forestry people also were present.
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'Improved Planting Standard' changes rules for trees | The Prescott Daily Courier

'Improved Planting Standard' changes rules for trees | The Prescott Daily Courier | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Telling someone how to plant a new tree or shrub is one of the most difficult tasks I face in my job. This is because a tree planting myth has been circulating for many years. The myth says: When planting a tree or shrub, thou shalt dig a hole twice as wide and twice as deep as the root ball and amend the backfill with organic matter.



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University of Arizona aiding in prevention of mega forest fires | Prescott (AZ) Daily Courier

As Arizona's 2014 wildfire season draws to a close, let's assess the costs - millions of dollars and nearly 200,000 acres of grassland and forest burned. On the plus side, roughly 120,000 acres of prescribed fires, managed by the U.S. Forest Service, occurred to remove excess fuels such as dead wood, dry brush and grasses, which fuel wildfires.



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University of Arizona offers farmer workshop | Prescott (AZ) Daily Courier

Are you interested in growing fresh produce to sell? A four-session workshop for those interested in starting their own business growing vegetables and other specialty crops will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26, March 12 and March 26, at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension on the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive #C. The fourth session will be a Field Day devoted to constructing a hoop house and the date will be announced at the first session.

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Philanthropist Next Door: Dr. Wayne E. Beck

Dr. Wayne Beck understood that the value of scholarships exceeds their monetary contribution to a college education.
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It isn't your mom's 4-H club any longer | Prescott (AZ) Daily Courier

Bugs in your garden? Bees in your bonnet? Bats in your belfry? The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, 940 Rodeo Drive, Prescott, and 2830 North Commonwealth Drive, Suite 103, Camp Verde, has solutions for you.

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Yavapai County Master Gardeners' Annual Monsoon Madness Plant and Yard Sale on Saturday July 11 | Prescott (AZ) Daily Courier

The University of Arizona Yavapai County Master Gardeners will hold their annual Monsoon Madness Plant and Yard Sale on Saturday, July 11, 7:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. (or until we run out of plants) at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds at 840 Rodeo Drive.

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4-H now has its own state camp on top of Mingus Mtn. | Prescott (AZ) Daily Courier

4-H now has its own state camp on top of Mingus Mtn. | Prescott (AZ) Daily Courier | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

After decades of dreaming about having its own camp, Arizona's 4-H program has turned that dream into a reality on top of Mingus Mountain here in Yavapai County.

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