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Extension Viewpoints: Backyard poultry a growing trend

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist Backyard poultry and small-scale livestock agriculture are a growing trend in the U.S., even in large cities such as Seattle, Portland, Denver and San Francisco. …

Extension Viewpoints: TIME magazine names a Colorado 4-H youth as its Kid of the Year

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist For 92 years, TIME magazine has named a Person of the Year — an honor that wields influence, makes waves and serves as a catalyst…

Extension Viewpoints: Unique New Year’s traditions from around the world

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist As we say goodbye to 2020 (adios, au revoir, sla’n, agur) and all the challenges we faced globally, a glimpse of how the world uniquely…

Extension Viewpoints: The story of poinsettias at Christmas

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist Poinsettia plants are native to Central America, especially an area of southern Mexico known as Taxco del Alarcon, where they flower during the winter. The…

Extension Viewpoints: Spice up your winter beverage with mulling spices

By Robin Young SUN Columnist Mulling spices have been around since the second century, when the Romans began spicing and heating their wine. They traveled through Europe spreading their love…

Extension Viewpoints: Laughing is good for your mind and your body

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist Those giggles and guffaws can seem like just silly throwaways. But laughter, in response to funny events, actually takes a lot of work because it…

Extension Viewpoints: CSU leads study promoting food security

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist As the spread of coronavirus continues to disrupt the U.S. economy, low-income households face a higher risk of food insecurity. This risk is more pronounced…

Extension Viewpoints: ‘Murder hornet’ title is all buzz, no sting

By Robin Young SUN Columnist The Asian giant hornet has earned the nickname “murder hornet,” but entomologists say that name isn’t deserved. As if there wasn’t enough to worry about…

Extension Viewpoints: Beginning farmers and ranchers invited to take online course

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist The Colorado Building Farmers program (CBF) presents the Principles of Business Planning and Management short course though Colorado State University (CSU) Extension.  CBF builds farm…

Extension Viewpoints: Bark beetle outbreaks benefit wild bee populations

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist When southern Rocky Mountain forests are viewed from a distance these days, it may not look like much is left. Large swaths of dead, standing…

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