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Hanging Baskets with Mike Darcy

Mike Darcy

By: Mike Darcy
May 6, 2017

On a recent visit to Wilco, I knew it must be May as the garden center was ablaze with the color of flowering hanging baskets. It seems as though May is the month when hanging baskets begin arriving in garden centers and their color is certainly a welcome sight. This year with our wet and…

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Planting Seed Potatoes with Mike Darcy

Mike Darcy

By: Mike Darcy
April 29, 2017

On a recent visit to the Wilco store in Canby, I was impressed with their assortment of fruit and vegetable plants.  For example, it is not always easy for home gardeners to find a good selection of potatoes, but they had them here.  Plus, this is an ideal time to prepare the soil and plant….

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Two Paths to Organic Farm Fresh Eggs

Purina Animal Nutrition

By: Purina Animal Nutrition
April 28, 2017

No matter where you are in your chicken raising journey, it’s always possible to produce organic chicken eggs in your backyard. The first step is deciding if you want your flock to be conventional or organic. Both options are fun for the family, good for the environment, and produce healthy, nutritious eggs. The difference comes…

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Top 5 Showmanship Tips From The Experts

Purina Animal Nutrition

By: Purina Animal Nutrition
April 17, 2017

Countless hours are spent preparing a project heifer or steer for show day. Early mornings and late nights are consumed washing, feeding, clipping and practicing. All of that work accumulates for ‘5 minutes of fame’ – the brief time when an animal walks into the ring and gets a chance to impress the judge. After…

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Plant A Garden Without A Greenthumb

True Value

By: True Value
April 17, 2017

A successful garden starts with a plan. Use these tips on how to plant a garden right from the start. You don’t need a green thumb to create a bountiful garden, just the know-how and a little loving care. 1. Pick a theme: English, Zen, Vegetable… no matter what kind of garden you prefer, it’s…

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Love Mud & Hate Baths: Tips For Doggy Bath Time

#mywilcolife

By: #mywilcolife
April 10, 2017

Mox has been a mud dog since day one and as much as she loved getting dirty, she hated baths. She was terrified, she would shake, cry and any chance she got to possibly escape, she would go for it. We tried waterless bath foam and grooming wipes, but they were no match for the…

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Attracting Wild Birds to Your Backyard

Nature's Nuts

By: Nature's Nuts
April 10, 2017

1) Keep your feeder full year round – an empty feeder cannot attract your favorite birds. 2) Provide an elevated or hanging feeder, and a ground feeding tray to attract the largest variety of birds. Multiple feeders reduce competition between smaller and larger birds. 3) Provide cover around your feeders so birds are protected while…

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CALCIUM: For The Shell Of It

Scratch & Peck

By: Scratch & Peck
December 19, 2016

We are in the prime laying season for ducks, chickens and game birds, and to ensure they are laying the best eggs possible, a strong shell is needed. An eggshell is approximately 95% calcium carbonate, and a growing egg will draw upon the laying bird to get the calcium it needs. Laying ducks, chickens and…

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Flashback to National FFA Convention

Youth Blogger

By: Youth Blogger
October 1, 2014

BY: Julia Barnes The National FFA Convention is less than a month away and all across the country CDE teams are making their final preparations to compete in Louisville, Kentucky. Livestock Judging, Agriculture Communications, Agricultural Sales, and Parliamentary Procedure, just to name a few. I’m excited to say that I, along with many other hard…

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Starting All Over Again

Youth Blogger

By: Youth Blogger
September 30, 2014

BY: Shayne White With state fair coming to a close and school starting, life is beginning to slow down just a little bit. However; beef showmen will be getting their steers very soon. Whether you are new to cattle or are a veteran showman, here are some simple ideas to help you have a great…

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