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Extension > Responding to emerging issues

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Avian Influenza

Extension plays several roles in Minnesota's fight against avian influenza that has impacted poultry farms. Faculty and educators continue working to:

  • teach best practices for monitoring and protecting poultry flocks
  • help producers get their healthy birds and eggs safely to market
  • analyze the economic effects while helping producers recover financially
  • support 4-H youth poultry livestock learning experiences

Learn more about Extension's response to avian influenza

Emerald Ash Borer

Since 2002, emerald ash borer (EAB) has killed tens of millions of ash trees. With the largest concentration of ash trees in the country, Minnesota has much to protect. Here is what you need to know

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Extreme Weather

Severe weather can affect families, homeowners, communities, and farmers. Extension provides educational information that helps Minnesotans prepare for extreme weather, stay safe and get started on the path to recovery.

The Minnesota Climatology Working Group posts updates on drought conditions every Thursday.

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