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Conservation Corps Minnesota seeking applicants


Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is accepting applications for 2015 AmeriCorps field crew member positions from individuals, ages 18 to 25, who have an interest in working outdoors. The priority application deadline is Dec. 31, but applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

These positions are for an AmeriCorps service term that runs Feb. 16 – Dec. 11.

Corps field projects are completed on public land in cooperation with nonprofit organizations and government agencies, such as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. These jobs provide technical field experience and professional certifications for future natural resource careers. Many DNR employees got their start in natural resources with the Conservation Corps, formerly known as Minnesota Conservation Corps.

Corps members receive on-the-job training in natural resource management and put those skills into practice working on habitat restoration projects. Typical work includes exotic species management, prairie and oak-savanna restoration, stream bank stabilization, trail building and maintenance, prescribed burning and wildland fire suppression. AmeriCorps positions with the Conservation Corps involve physically challenging, team-oriented work to accomplish habitat restoration and emergency response projects. Projects are usually completed outdoors, and about 70 percent involve camping near the project location.

Applicants should have an interest in working in a team setting, giving back to their community and exploring professional development opportunities. Crew members receive a living stipend of $1,235 a month, health insurance, student loan forbearance during the service term and a post-service AmeriCorps Education Award that may be used for college expenses or to repay qualified student loans.

To apply, visit www.conservationcorps.org/apply or contact the recruitment coordinator at recruit@conservationcorps.org or (651)209-9900, ext. 31.

Conference to focus on nutrient management efficiency and environmental benefits Minnesota Crop Nutrient Management Conference to be held February 9

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN – Farmers and agriculture professionals can hear about the latest nutrient management research regarding fertilizer use efficiency at the sixth annual Minnesota Crop Nutrient Management Conference on Monday, February 9, 2015, at the V ..... 
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Farm bill and crop production workshops in January

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

University of Minnesota Extension along with Farm Service Agency (FSA) will hold meetings covering the 2014 Farm Bill on January 13 in the Lewiston Community Center, 75 Rice Street, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., January 14 in the Harmony Community Center fro ..... 
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What should you plant? Corn or forage?

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

DUBUQUE, IA - Fields are not created equal, or at least that’s what Gene Schriefer, University of Wisconsin Extension Ag Agent for Iowa County, says. Schriefer says that every acre of soil within a field is not created equal but yield maps are a ..... 
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Farmers can update yield history through Feb. 27, 2015

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today offered farmers new information to update program payment yields that will help them better select protections offered by the Agricultural Risk C ..... 
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Northern State Beef Cattle Conference scheduled

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The University of Minnesota Beef Team, in conjunction Animal Science Departments and Extension at South Dakota State University and North Dakota State University, will host the Northern States Beef Conference Jan. 5 & 6, 2015. The Northern States ..... 
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Candidates sought for four commodity councils Barley, Beef, Corn and Soybean Councils

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will conduct a mail ballot election to fill board vacancies of four commodity research and promotion councils. Candidates are selected through mail ballot elections set for March 2015. ..... 
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Alice Winslow receives Farm Bureau Honorary Life Award

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

Alice Winslow of Fountain received the Honorary Life Membership Award at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF) Bureau’s 96th Annual Meeting. Recognition was given during the Friday night awards banquet on November 21 at the DoubleTree Ho ..... 
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Cattle Feeder Days

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The University of Minnesota Beef Team will hold Cattle Feeder Days December 9 through 11 in Morris, Tracy, Luverne and Rochester, Minn. Beef Team members Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo and Nicole Kenney Rambo will give presentations on Value of De-Oiled Dis ..... 
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