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Fillmore SWCD 75th Anniversary poster/logo contest


Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

Attention, kids of all ages! The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2017. We are asking for your help by creating a poster or logo that we can use next year that represents 75 years of soil and water conservation in Fillmore County. Bring your entry to the SWCD booth at the Fillmore County Fair, located in the west end of the Commercial Building by the school house, on Thursday, July 21, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. or on Friday, July 22, from 2-4 p.m. All entries will be displayed during the fair. First, second, and third place winners will be chosen by the SWCD Board of Supervisors and will be awarded cash prizes.

For more information, please call the SWCD office at (507)765-3878 ext. 3.

SWCD offers $500 returning college student scholarship

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a scholarship for Fillmore County college students who will be returning to school this fall. To be eligible, students must be a returning college sophomore, junior or senior; must be pur ..... 
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Management of wild parsnip

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

By Michael Cruse Extension Educator for Fillmore and Houston Counties You do not have to drive too far down a county road today before you see wild parsnip in a ditch, field or pasture. If you have seen some wild parsnip you have likely seen a l ..... 
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2016 Youth Tractor Safety Course recap

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Preston Agriculture

By Michael Cruse Extension Educator for Fillmore and Houston Counties Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the 2016 Youth Tractor Safety Course! The course was held June 6-8 at Rushford-Peterson High School and we had 11 youth from m ..... 
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Farmers care about their animals: Tipsy, our special cow

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

Meet 1226. She may just look like an ordinary calf to you, but to us, she has a special history. Her mom is 639, a good cow, keeps to herself, and milks like crazy. But who I (Alicia) really want to tell you about is her grand-dam, 477. 477 was born ..... 
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Fillmore County 4-H Dairy Knowledge Bowlers experience success

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

By Janet Kappers Since 2008, Stacy Leiding of Fountain and Christine Troendle of Lanesboro have been helping Fillmore County Dairy 4-H’ers study their lessons. When their children, Haely and Kayla Leiding, and Travis and Jared Troendle, became o ..... 
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Fillmore County woman is Princess Kay Finalist

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. CLOUD – Twelve county dairy princesses have been named finalists for Minnesota’s 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way, an icon for the state’s dairy community best known for the Minnesota State Fair butter sculptures associated with it. Th ..... 
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Farm safety: it’s not just for farmers

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Preston Agriculture

By Michael Cruse Extension Educator for Fillmore and Houston Counties Just because you are not a farmer does not mean you are not exposed to many of the same hazards that farmers are. For example, how long has it been since you had your tetanu ..... 
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Holstein calf born at 15 pounds thriving and growing

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

By Hannah Wingert High school freshman Kelsey Biel has seen many calves born on her family’s dairy farm, but there’s one that’s extra special to her. Gleam, a Holstein, was born on March 21 of this year weighing only 15 pounds. Gleam’ ..... 
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