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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Media Moments (Sept. 2013)

4-H'ers Shine in the News During State Fair

News stories from the Minnesota State Fair shined the light on the growth and development 4-H'ers gain through their wide array of projects. The stories are available on Extension's "In the News" webpage. Also, discover many stories via the University of Minnesota Extension Facebook page. Highlights included a visual essay from Minnesota Public Radio on a Chisago County 4-H'er whose collaboration with a farm family enables her to show a winter yearling at the fair. 4-H'ers also were embedded as reporters for hometown news media; their stories included this look at the 4-H Hilton in the Chanhassen Villager. 4-H Ambassadors capped the Fair with Dean Durgan joining two ambassadors for an interview with John Hines on WCCO-AM.

Extension Garden Experts Regular Guests on WCCO Radio Saturday Mornings

It's 8 a.m. and inside the WCCO-AM studios callers are already in the queue, seeking answers to their yard and garden questions from Extension experts as "Smart Gardens" begins.

A trio composed of Julie Weisenhorn, state director of Extension's Master Gardener program, Mary Meyers, Extension horticulturist at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Sam Bauer, Extension turfgrass specialist, take turns as host Denny Long's weekly guests on "Smart Gardens" every Saturday from 8-9 a.m. on 830 on the AM dial. Podcast recordings are also available to listen to through the WCCO website.

"This is what we were looking for," says Long, a 'CCO veteran familiar to listeners throughout the state. "We like having Extension here because people know they're getting trustworthy information. It's great, and it's proven wildly popular."

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