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  • Health benefits of walking

    “The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.” –Charles Dickens

    Did you know that walking is the most popular physical activity among adults? This may be because it is so easy to do. Perhaps it is because there is no special equipment that is needed. Maybe it is because you can do it almost anywhere. Regardless of why it is the favorite, there are certainly many reasons why it is a good idea to walk.

  • 4-H’ers make county fair entries during project days

    4-H members have really been busy gearing up for the Carroll County Fair.  So many projects have been completed by the members for entry.  Please visit the exhibit building at the fair to see what the youth of Carroll County are learning.

  • Lightning strikes can be deadly, seek cover

    Weather patterns are becoming more active, and storms thrive with the moisture and rapidly rising warm air that is very common during the transition to warmer seasons.

    Stormy conditions also increase the potential for lightning to strike people at work or play outdoors and, possibly, while they are inside a building.

  • Tips for Insect Repellent Use
  • Families on the Move
  • County fair entry deadlines and livestock show information

    The Carroll County Fair begins next week, and there are a plethora of opportunities to showcase the talents of youth and adults alike in Carroll County through 4-H and Open exhibits.

    Flip through the fair catalog and consider entering exhibits.  Exhibit departments range from art, photography, and floral arrangements to foods, textiles, and horticulture.  Carroll County Fair catalogs are available the Extension Office.

  • Herbst discusses effects of pinkeye for beef producers

    Pinkeye is a costly disease for the beef producer.  Preventing the disease is difficult because many factors are involved in the development of pinkeye including environment, season of the year, concurrent diseases, the strain of bacteria involved, and the animal’s genetic makeup and immune system.

  • Herbst discusses effects of pinkeye for beef producers

    Pinkeye is a costly disease for the beef producer.  Preventing the disease is difficult because many factors are involved in the development of pinkeye including environment, season of the year, concurrent diseases, the strain of bacteria involved, and the animal’s genetic makeup and immune system.

  • Building the perfect salad

    With all the tasty salad options offered at a restaurant, it is easy to believe a recipe is needed when making a salad at home. Salads can be as simple or complex as desired, but a few steps is all it takes to create a nutrient-filled dish.

    Start with a base. Spinach, kale, romaine, butter head, cabbage, arugula, shredded Brussels sprouts. The darker the green, the higher it is in nutrients. Load up on this part, as it should be the bulk of the salad. Feel free to mix and match greens.

  • Distracted driving affects all

    We live in a world with information readily available at our fingertips 24/7. While this is a great convenience, it can be dangerous if you are behind the wheel.

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, at any given second in the United States, an estimated 660,000 people are driving while using a cell phone or manipulating an electronic device. In 2012, over 3,000 people died and around 420,000 more were injured in automobile accidents involving a distracted driver.