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Building Healthy Eating Habits through Taste Testing in Early Childcare Centers > HTML
Getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy practice is difficult, but not impossible. Mostly it’s a matter of introducing these nutritious foods in fun and educational ways. This p . . . . . more details

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago major L.) > HTML
Broadleaf plaintain is a hardy perennial weed that thrives in lawns, fields, and roadsides and in other areas prone to trampling. Along with a profile description, this Idaho Green Thumb How-To’s publ . . . . . more details

Planning Water Access for Small-Acreage Irrigators > HTML
Small acreage landscapes pose unique water-access problems, particularly when they are subdivisions of a larger-acreage property. Improve your navigation of these challenges by learning the basics abo . . . . . more details

Training Young Shade Trees > HTML
Learn how to nurture the development of a healthy tree structure in young shade trees in this Idaho Green Thumb How-to on pruning. After a brief overview, an Extension specialist discusses the necessa . . . . . more details

Contribution of Agribusiness to the Magic Valley Economy, 2018 > HTML
Agriculture in the Magic Valley has grown from family farmsteads into a giant agribusiness industry, providing jobs for the valley’s residents and food for national and international markets. In 2018, . . . . . more details

Estimating Long-Term Idaho Hay Prices Using Multiple Data Sources > HTML
The dairy industry can substantially affect markets for other agricultural commodities, particularly those like alfalfa hay, which is used in dairy feed. In other words, hay and milk prices move toget . . . . . more details

Sweet Cherry Rootstocks for the Pacific Northwest > HTML
Cherry growers have many options when it comes to choosing rootstocks. The combination of new dwarfing rootstocks with high-density training systems leads to earlier production. But growers need to co . . . . . more details

Rangeland Outreach Activities Manual > PDF
This guide was designed to prepare 4-H youth for the Idaho Rangeland Skill-a-thon event. This event is a hands‐on, outdoor, science event designed to teach youth and adults about the vast rangeland re . . . . . more details

Rangeland Outreach Activities Manual: Coaches’ Edition > PDF
This guide was designed to help facilitators to prepare 4-H youth for the Idaho Rangeland Skill-a-thon event. This event is a hands‐on, outdoor, science event designed to teach youth and adults about . . . . . more details

Livestock Care for Beginning and Small-Scale Producers > HTML
Owning and caring for livestock involves a lot of responsibility and exposes producers to a steep (and fast) learning curve, especially for those just starting out and/or who run small-scale enterpris . . . . . more details

Spotted Spurge (Chamaesyce maculata; Synonym: Euphorbia maculata) > HTML
Spotted spurge is a summer weed that grows close to the ground in sidewalk cracks, roadsides, gardens, or drought-stressed lawns. Its presence can be helpful, because it often indicates an underlying . . . . . more details

Essential 4-H Club Meeting Planning: The 4-H Meeting Wheel > HTML
Club meetings play a key role in the 4-H experience. The 4-H Meeting Wheel is a helpful guide, displaying the three elements (fun, business, and learning) that leaders should incorporate into every me . . . . . more details

Seis pasos para calibrar y optimizar los rociadores de aire para huertos y viñedos > PDF
En seis pasos, aprenda a calibrar, optimizer y verificar la cobertura de un pulverizador de chorro de aire para asegurarse de que recibe cada gota en el cultivo. Autores: Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel . . . . . más detalles

A Guide to Developing Food Coalitions and Food-Policy Councils in Idaho > HTML
Consumer interest in locally grown food has strengthened Idahoans’ desire to develop community-based coalitions. Although these burgeoning efforts are relatively new, by 2019 citizens had established . . . . . more details

Shelf Life of Food: An Overview > HTML
Food safety is critical, yet surprisingly regulatory bodies do not require shelf-life testing for most products (infant formula being an exception). This bulletin provides all the basics that conscien . . . . . more details

Should Producers Test Solid Dairy Manure and Dairy Manure Compost Before Land Application? > HTML
Idaho’s dairy industry generates substantial amounts of manure each year. Consequently, the state is a prolific producer of natural and nutrient-rich fertilizer. University of Idaho researchers take a . . . . . more details

Consejos para emprendedores: Qué hay que considerar al comenzar un negocio > PDF
Como parte de la serie Consejos para Emprendedores, este boletín informativo de dos páginas proporciona respuestas a algunas de las preguntas más frecuentes al considerar la estructura tributaria de u . . . . . más detalles

Consejos para emprendedores: Regulaciones para vender alimentos preparados > PDF
Como parte de la serie Consejos para Emprendedores, este boletín informativo de dos páginas proporciona información sobre cómo Idaho regula la industria de alimentos preparados. Se indican los tipos d . . . . . más detalles

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