Caring For Your Christmas Cactus
Many families have a specimen Christmas cactus plant that is many years old. If you have such a family heirloom, it is easy to pass starts along to other members of your family. Just break off a segment, let it dry for a few days, and then place it in ba ...
Over the River and Through the Woods
Does the rush of the holiday season make you feel as if you might be missing something? With so many things to do and places to go, it is so important not to overlook elderly family members. For many, the holidays are filled with celebrations and festiv ...
4-H: Preparing Youth for a Brighter Future
This week I have received several phone calls from parents inquiring about the Butler County 4-H program. If you happen to be a parent or grandparent that has often wondered about the benefits of the 4-H program, I highly invite you to continue reading t ...
The Ginkgo- A tree with lots of reasons to recommend it
If you are thinking about what to plant to replace that large ash tree in your landscape, consider the Ginkgo biloba. This tree is also known as the maidenhair tree because its leaves closely resemble the leaflets of the maidenhair fern. It has a fasci ...
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Strengthening Families over Dinner
To some it may seem old fashioned, or a thing of the past, but family meals are a proven way to help strengthen families. Years of research has found that the more children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they were to smoke, drink or use ...
Putting your Garden to Bed for the Winter
The 2015 garden year is about to begin. Many folks think of next year’s garden as beginning next spring but, it really should begin in the fall of the previous year for the most success next year. Here are a few ideas to get ready for next spring: Soil ...
Emotional Cues and Eating
Do you ever find yourself eating and realize that you don’t even feel hungry or don’t know why you started eating in the first place? If so, don’t feel guilty; you are not alone. Recent studies suggest that over 75% of overeating is caused by our emotio ...
Teen Driver Safety Education Program
Summer is officially over now that Labor Day holiday celebrations have concluded, the school kids are back in school, everyone is getting focused on the new iPhone 6 release and all the holidays coming up this fall. Also, more teens are on our roadways d ...
Are Stink Bugs Bugging Your Soybeans?
Now is the season to look out for stink bug damage. The Extension office has received several calls about possible stink bug damage both in home garden situations, as well in Butler County soybean fields. In Soybean fields, according to Andy Michel, Ram ...