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Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project


Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Preston Agriculture

Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project banquet award winners are, front row: Cora Schnebly, Brayden Blanck, Wyatt Harris, Bailey Erwin, Grace Goddard, Maggie Haugstad, Skyler Check. Back row: Kjersta Hinz, Mikayla Vande Zande, Natalya Vande Zande, Kira Nelson, Courtney Nelson, Theresa Doerr, Heather Apenhorst, Jackie Apenhorst, Chase Ketterhagen, David Goddard. Photo submitted

On January 18, 2015 the Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project held its annual banquet at the Extension Office in Preston, Minn. Members and parents gathered for a potluck dinner followed by the monthly Horse PDC meeting. The annual awards program topped off the evening with members receiving horse related awards in two categories for participation in the 4-H Horse Project.

Awards for hours spent with their horse went to: Skyler Lynn Check, Courtney Nelson, Kira Nelson, Heather Apenhorst, Chase Ketterhagen, Jackie Apenhorst, Theresa Doerr, Wyatt Harris, Maggie Haugstad, Mikayla Vande Zande, Brayden Blanck, Nati Vande Zande, and David Goddard.

Awards for horse activity participation went to: Heather Apenhorst, Jackie Apenhorst, Skyler Lynn Check, Maggie Haugstad, Kjersta Hinz, Wyatt Harris, Wyatt Harris, Mikayla Vande Zande, Nati Vande Zande, Brayden Blanck, Chase Ketterhagen, David Goddard, Courtney Nelson, Kira Nelson, and Theresa Doerr.

Cloverbud recognition went to: Cora Schnebly, Annika Nelson, Grace Goddard, and Bailey Erwin.

Four other award categories were voted on by the horse project members after the events of the 2014 Fillmore County 4-H Horse Show at the Fillmore County Fair last July and certificates were awarded to the following members for: Most Memorable Ride, won by the Drill Team for their performance at the Rodeo: Maggie Haugstad, Chase Ketterhagen, Theresa Doerr, Kimberly Morrow, Mikayla Vande Zande, Hannah Luck, Courtney Nelson, Kira Nelson, Nati Vande Zande and Alysse Gehrke; Most Improved Rider - Chase Ketterhagen, Herdspersons of the Year - Chase Ketterhagen, Horse Person of the Year - Maggie Haugstad.

The youth and adult chairs for the 2014-2015 horse project year include: youth chair - Jackie Apenhorst, adult chair - Melissa Ketterhagen; youth vice chair - Heather Apenhorst, adult vice chair - Shannon Goddard, youth secretary - Chase Ketterhagen, adult secretary - Jackie Whitacre, youth treasurer - David Goddard, adult treasurer - Ashley Rinn, youth reporter/ historian - Theresa Doerr, adult reporter/historian - Shanalee Erwin Knight.

The next Horse Project meeting will be June 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Fillmore County Extension Conference Room. All members enrolled in the 4-H horse project are welcome to attend.

Cattle handling seminar featuring Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz to be held June 17 in Lanesboro

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

The Minnesota Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program and the Iowa BQA Program will host Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz at cattle handling seminars during June 16-18, 2015. These seminars on effective stockmanship and handling techniques provide cattlemen with th ..... 
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MDA to set nearly 15,000 traps statewide to look for gypsy moth

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will set nearly 15,000 gypsy moth traps across Minn. this spring. The work is part of the MDA’s annual detection trapping program and is designed to protect Minnesota’s forests and urban areas from n ..... 
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Agricultural producers in Minn. still have time to apply for direct farm ownership loan program Low-interest loans can help producers start or expand farms

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN, May 22, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Deb Crusoe, today announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest loans available through ..... 
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Minnesota Farm Bureau recognizes Sesquicentennial Farms

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota Farm Bureau is pleased to recognize 21 recipients of the Sesquicentennial Farm award for 2015. A commemorative certificate signed by Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, and Minnesot ..... 
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Dairy Night on the Farm

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Several county Farm Bureaus throughout Minn. are sponsoring or co-sponsoring a Breakfast or Night on the Farm during June and July. Each event includes a meal and numerous activities for all ages to enjoy, including farm tours, wagon rides, machiner ..... 
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Seeking students for 4-H Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture A 4-H program to increase consumer awareness

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

College students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture are urged to to apply to be a Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture peer mentor. Six positions are available. This program is s ..... 
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More than 220 Century Farms honored in 2015, including three in Fillmore County

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 222 Minnesota farms as 2015 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a co ..... 
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Make the most of market cows

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

By Chuck Schwartau Published in Dairy Star Dairy cows at the end of their productive lives in the milking string have been long considered and called “cull cows”. Considering them in that manner and not thinking about the value they can still ..... 
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