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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Yellow Pie Plate Research Helps Families Resolve Heirloom Conflict

March 22, 2023 - 9:00am --

These last few weeks have been a treasure for me.  I’ve had the privilege of working with my parents in cleaning out my grandparent’s home.  Oh, there have been moments of “why did they keep this?”  but then we’d find letters from Norway (written in Norwegian), war bonds, gas ration cards, and newspaper clippings marking current events like the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  The hats, clothing from the 50’s and bulletins from Extension sharing tips on food preservation and how to properly press a garment have given a glimpse of how the world has changed through the years.  The

Consider Using Tax Refund As A Safety net For Later In The Year

March 15, 2023 - 1:08pm --

I was at a meeting recently where some interesting research was shared.  In essence, Duke University and the company that makes a tax program reached out to more than 900,000 individuals concerning their tax refund.  They included a motivational message or suggestion to save part of your tax refund this year.  This group of tax filers deposited almost $6 million more into savings accounts than they would have and at least one fourth were able to save their refund for at least six months.  So, here’s the reminder message for all of us: don’t forget t