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Clearwater County Extension still available to provide services

by William A. Warren, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Clearwater County Extension Educator

I hope everyone is healthy and safe and enjoying some of the spring weather we've been having.

Just want to remind everyone again that we (Clearwater County Extension) are still available and working even though our office is closed and you can contact any of us if needed.

Based on Governor Little's reopening plan released Thursday (https://rebound.idaho.gov/stages-of-reopening/), we may not be able to hold the in-person workshops we have scheduled for May (they may need to be rescheduled for later in the year or provided on-line); however, if the timelines for the various stages hold, we may be able to hold our workshops and field days currently scheduled for June, assuming University of Idaho guidelines match those of the Governor. However, given all the uncertainty - admitted in the Governor's guidelines - these time-lines could change.

I will wait until sometime in May before deciding on the May workshops and will keep you posted. Based on a survey that Meladi conducted of those who were registered for our rescheduled workshops, we know that many of you do not have internet access that would allow viewing of on-line workshops. Therefore, I will be considering that information when deciding on whether to reschedule in-person workshops for a later date, or holding on-line.

I've also attached a couple of notices for webinars offered by my Extension colleagues. One is on sheep and goats and the other on beef cattle. They are recurring programs and they are recorded, so if you miss one or can't attend the live showing you can view them later at your convenience.

In addition, given that it is the time of year to get weed spraying done, I've attached the Idaho Panhandle Noxious Weed Handbook which goes over many of our problem weeds with herbicide recommendations. It covers many of the weeds found in our area.

You can contact me anytime by phone 208-553-1279 or email williamw@uidaho.edu. Meladi can be reached at 208-476-4434 (leave a message and she will retrieve periodically), or mpage@uidaho.edu. Erin can be reached for 4-H/Youth programs at 208-476-8964 or erodgers@uidaho.edu.

Take care, enjoy the spring, and stay healthy!

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