Discover Winter in Rural America
Winter Farmers Markets are Hot Despite the Cold Weather
United States Department of Agriculture. Blog Post.
"USDA Farmers Market Directory Counts Nearly 900 Winter Farmers Markets."
Eco-Based Fire Logs: An Environmentally Friendly Invention From U.S. Department of Agriculture (PPT | 7.01 MB)
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Research Service.
"Artificial logs that create a cheerful and welcoming winter blaze in your fireplace might someday be made from a perhaps surprizing source: grass clippings."
Winter Weather Safety and Awareness
National Oceanic and Atmospeceric Administration. National Weather Service.
Learn more about being safe in winter weather with interative weather information, climate prediction center and winter weather tip sheets for awareness and preparedness.
Try Soup or Stew for a Cold Winter's Day
USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. What's Cooking.
Get the recipe for a soup or a stew to help warm up those cold winter days.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones
United States Department of Agriculture. Agrictulture Research Service.
"The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones."
Winter Sports on America's Public Lands
"America's public land / recreation areas do not hibernate for the winter and are open to a host of recreational opportunies unique to the season. Cross-country and downhill skiing as well as snowshoeing, snowboarding, and dogsledding are just a few of the activities that you can enjoy on public lands." Locate an area you want to visit here.
Volunteer This Season In Rural Areas -Volunteers help those in need all year around.
Volunteers help those in need all year around. Find Volunteer organizations and services and start making a difference today.
Winter Storm Preparedness and Response
University of Wisoncon-Madison Extension Service. National Ag Safety Database.
Safety At Home And While Traveling