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    Farmers as Mentors: The secret to a successful IPM program

    Scouting for Pests and IPM

  • Ana Lois, 4-H member from Southwick babysits infant

    Massachusetts 4-H Trains 1,000 Babysitters Every Year

    Babysitting is serious fun

  • Male Cardinal, credit-Chris Wood at Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

    (Bird) Songs of our Cities

    Researching Urban Bird Habitat

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Joe Major, unidentified woman, Maria Cataldo
May 24, 2017

National 4-H Council announced that Joe Major of Walpole has been selected as the 2017 National 4-H Salute to Excellence 4-H Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer honoree. He is the main leader of the Sunnyrock 4-H Club at Wards Berry Farm in Sharon. 

gypsy moth caterpillar-By Materialscientist at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10552862
May 24, 2017

The gypsy moth caterpillar’s hairs are typically not an issue for most individuals. Tawny Simisky, entomologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension, comments. She said, "For the majority of the population, gypsy moth caterpillars do not cause allergic reactions. This can be dependent upon an individual’s amount and duration of exposure, as well as their own sensitivities."

Field testing at MA Envirothon
May 22, 2017

LINCOLN, Mass., May 18, 2017 – The message from teenagers who participated in this year’s Massachusetts Envirothon environmental education program was clear: local agriculture is booming in Massachusetts. For the past school year, they’ve been researching farming in their communities – from urban community gardens to rural orchards and pastures, from row crops to working forests – and assessing its benefits and its effects on local land and water resources, ecosystems and biodiversity.

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