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Arizona Gardeners: Now is the time to prepare for the fall growing season | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

The fall gardening season is upon us and if we blink, the important windows might pass us by.
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Local 4-H leader honored for volunteer efforts

Local 4-H leader honored for volunteer efforts | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A state child advocacy group has recognized Esther Turner, a University of Arizona Cooperative Extension agent for Pinal County.
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More Millenials Turn To Farming To Make A Living | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

When we think about farmers, we don’t necessarily think of them as young. Even McDonald was old. But that may be changing.
“We’ve seen a lot of farmers age out, sell their land, but there’s kind of a new generation of people of all ages who are very interested in learning to work the land and try and make a living out of it," said Kelly Young, an agroecologist with the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County.
Young is working with millennials returning to the fields who
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Cow's moo-dy day means Mesa has $2,000 beef with UA | Arizona Daily Star

Mayhem caused by an unruly cow led to a $2,000 claim against the University of Arizona.
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UA Center Educates Public on Water Issues | UANews

UA Center Educates Public on Water Issues | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Water conservation is an issue of utmost importance in Arizona, and the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, or WRRC, wants to make sure the public is involved in the conversation.

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Speakers share excitement at Southwest Wings Festival | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

Speakers share excitement at Southwest Wings Festival | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

As the name of the Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival implies, there is much more going on during the ongoing annual event than those focused on creatures of the feathered variety, as illustrated by its dozens of free lectures.

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6 Ways Climate Change May Affect Your Health | Safe Bee (Blog)

6 Ways Climate Change May Affect Your Health | Safe Bee (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
We’re already vulnerable to harm from extreme heat, flooding and hurricanes. What other health threats will climate change bring, and how can we stay safe now?
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Technology Transforms Tradition | Arizona Alumni Magazine

Technology Transforms Tradition | Arizona Alumni Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new take on Arizona’s traditional five C’s: saving the cotton plant with bio engineering, using our greatest climate resource in solar energy production, changing the copper industry with state-of-the art technology, and providing life blood to cattle ranchers by opening a veterinary program. Citrus production in Arizona has declined, but Yuma has become the No. 1 producer of lettuce for the United States during the winter months.
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Thinning Is In: Team Helps to Tame Wildfires | NZ Health Tech (Blog)

Thinning Is In: Team Helps to Tame Wildfires | NZ Health Tech (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Nearly $3.5 billion is spent annually in fighting wildfires that claim lives, destroy homes and scorch the land. Wildfires today are burning twice as many acres
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GCC course will explore water use in Rim Country | Payson (AZ) Roundup

Water is essential to our lives in Payson, from the moment you wake up and flush — to your final rinse after brushing your teeth before bed — the average Payson resident uses 74 gallons each day.
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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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50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S. | Best Colleges

50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S. | Best Colleges | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

For many of us, botanical gardens and arboretums are beautiful places to visit and serve as peaceful settings for relaxation, family time, or recreation.

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Arizona Gardeners: Should I keep my tomato vines for another harvest in the fall? | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Should I keep my tomato vines for another harvest in the fall? | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With the arrival of summer heat, tomatoes begin to show all kinds of problems. The decision to keep the vines for a prospective fall harvest is a key management decision that must soon be made.
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Arizona Gardeners: Watering basins make irrigation simple | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners: Watering basins make irrigation simple | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
While plastic drip irrigation systems can be powerful tools in helping garden or landscape plants get the right amount of water at the right time, sometimes a low-tech approach, like a simple watering basin, may be a better choice.
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Group Helps with Growing Interest in Agriculture, Gardening, and Nutrition | Arizona Public Media

Group Helps with Growing Interest in Agriculture, Gardening, and Nutrition | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Cooperative Extension offers many programs in Arizona.
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‘Best pistachio-growing season in years’ for Arizona grower | Western Farm Press

‘Best pistachio-growing season in years’ for Arizona grower | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In late July, Arizona pistachio grower Jim Graham kept one eye peeled on his nut trees while the other busily scanned the horizon for dark clouds and a summer monsoonal rain.
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UA Backs Movement in Financial Education for Teens | UANews

UA Backs Movement in Financial Education for Teens | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Across the country, middle and high schools have begun incorporating personal financial education into their curricula to prepare young people to make good financial decisions as adults.

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UA Pinal County extension agent recognized for volunteer efforts | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

A state child advocacy group has recognized Esther Turner, a University of Arizona Cooperative Extension agent for Pinal County.
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Veterinarians named to ag secretary's animal health advisory committee | Bovine Veterinarian

Veterinarians named to ag secretary's animal health advisory committee | Bovine Veterinarian | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the members of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health.

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Rain catchment systems catching on | Arizona Daily Sun

Rain catchment systems catching on | Arizona Daily Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Easier installation and bigger savings are prompting more homeowners to divert rainwater from roofs into cisterns for irrigation
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Sonoita’s Hughes chosen for leadership program | Nogales International

Sonoita’s Hughes chosen for leadership program | Nogales International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Local rancher Mike Hughes of Sonoita is one of 16 participants selected for Class XXIV of Project CENTRL, a one-year program that promotes the sustainability of Arizona’s rural areas by helping to develop local leaders.
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Strawberry store opens | Payson (AZ) Roundup

Strawberry store opens | Payson (AZ) Roundup | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A tiny corner store in Straw­berry might be the last place you would think to find a designer purse, rhinestone jeans and boots, a healthy selection of emergency survival food, educational toys and a saddle. But that is just how owners Casey and Debbie Faunce designed the DC Cross Mercantile, better known as the Strawberry Market.
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Thinning Is In: UA Helps to Tame Wildfires | UANews

Thinning Is In: UA Helps to Tame Wildfires | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Nearly $3.5 billion is spent annually in fighting wildfires that claim lives, destroy homes and scorch the land.

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JLA hosts future leaders across mountain | White Mountain Independent

JLA hosts future leaders across mountain | White Mountain Independent | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
WHITE MOUNTAINS — The state award-winning Junior Leadership Academy out-of-school program grew 80 young community leaders during its ninth annual two-week summer program.
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WATER WISE: It's time to collect Mother Nature's bounty | The Sierra Vista Herald

WATER WISE: It's time to collect Mother Nature's bounty | The Sierra Vista Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The monsoon has arrived. Are you ready to collect nature’s free bounty? If not, now is the time to put a bucket under the gutter, direct downspouts to planted areas, and go play in the mud.
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