Have you thought about processing your own milk, cheese, yogurt or ice cream? How would you go about changing your business model, marketing and making your own product? Three workshop opportunities are available for farmers to explore these options this spring. Adding Value to Your Farm: Exploring On-Farm Dairy Processing will be offered 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27, at the Best Western, 100 Spring St., River Falls. It will feature the nuts and
Even though health cannot be purchased, smart decisions can be made when purchasing foods. With the increasing amount of information on new food trends and food items, trying to choose products when shopping can be overwhelming. To make matters worse, people now have to worry about buying items in the store at an expensive price with low quality. Luckily, local farmers markets provide fresh produce that make shopping worthwhile.
On Wednesday, March 20 the UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble 1 will share a concert with the Minnesota Youth Jazz Band and guest artist Lauren Sevian at 7 p.m. in the Doris Fuka Auditorium at River Falls High School. The event is free and open to the public.
Mark your calendars! giveBIG – Day of Giving is coming! giveBIG Day is a 24-hour online fundraiser for non-profits serving the St. Croix Valley. If you are a non-profit interested in registering, the deadline has been extended to March 20, 2019. Visit: www.givebigscv.org to register.
As Earth Day approaches, let us all remember to be good to our Earth! I challenge you to help stop plastic pollution. Please join me in using only reusable water bottles. Here is why: "Out of the 50 billion bottles of water being bought each year, 80 percent end up in a landfill, even though recycling programs exist. Seventeen million barrels of oil are used in producing bottled water each year. Bottled water costs 1,000 times more than tap water. Drinking 2 liters of tap water a day only costs 50 cents per year," according to www.treehugger.com .
With only a few weeks to go before the fourth annual Girls in SCIENCE event at UW-River Falls, it is time to make your plans and get registered. This event has received rave reviews from parents and youth. On Saturday, April 13, 2019, youth will meet and work with scientists, researchers, faculty and university students from Physics, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Health & Human Performance, Biology & Tissue Engineering, Chemistry & Biotechnology, Plant & Earth Science, and Psychology & Neuroscience.
Findings from the Alzheimer's Association 2019 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report released March 5 show that, despite a strong belief among seniors and primary care physicians that brief cognitive assessments are important, only half of seniors are being assessed for thinking and memory issues, and much fewer receive routine assessments.
Building a U.S.-Mexico border wall seems like a common-sense approach to controlling our border. President Donald Trump suggests that to the extent the wall is lengthened, it will likewise strengthen our security against violent criminals, curb illegal drugs and lead to a more orderly immigration system. These assertions are undeniably true. So why the resistance to Trump's border wall proposal? I suggest there are four simple reasons.
BALDWIN — The St. Croix County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) will meet to review data and form preliminary 2019 antlerless quota, permit and season structure recommendations at 7 p.m. March 12 at DNR Service Center, 890 Spruce St. in Baldwin. While this is a working meeting of the council, the public is encouraged to attend and will have a formal opportunity to provide insight during the public comment period of the meeting. CDACs are part of an effort to provide more public input on deer management issues and give
Acclaimed organist Walter Strony will celebrate 45 years of performing with a program featuring "something old — something new" on the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Strony is one of America's premier concert organists. He made his public debut in 1974 at the age of 18 and has since established himself as one of few organists equally at home playing both theater and classical organ. Strony has performed hundreds of concerts from coast to coast in the United States as well as in Japan, Australia, England and Canada. In addition, he has performed at many conventions of the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) and the American Guild of Organists. He is the only living organist to have been twice voted Organist of the Year by the ATOS, in 1991 and 1993. In 2011, he was inducted into the ATOS Hall of Fame. He has performed with the Calgary Symphony, Allentown Symphony, El Paso Symphony and Symphony Silicon Valley. Tickets are $24 for adults and $17 for students of any age.