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Workshop to be held on strategies in managing phosphorus on livestock farms


Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The University of Minnesota Extension is presenting a workshop on managing phosphorus in livestock manure at the Fillmore County Office Building, Room 108 (902 Houston Street NW, Preston) on Tuesday, March 3. If you have dairy cows or a beef finishing lot, this workshop is for you.

Rising commercial fertilizer prices have made livestock manure an increasingly valuable asset. Livestock manure contributes N, P, K, trace minerals, and organic matter all for the crop’s benefit. However, repeated application of manure at a rate that supplies all of the nitrogen needs of corn has created some soils with elevated phosphorus levels. This has made the creation and implementation of manure management plans for many livestock farms very challenging.

At this workshop we will be presenting management strategies available to land-limited Minnesota dairy farms and beef feedlots to prevent excessive build-up of soil phosphorus. All this while still maintaining a profitable livestock enterprise. Examples in the discussion will be dairy farms and beef feedlots, however, any livestock enterprise or person working with livestock farmers would benefit from this workshop.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the workshop will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There is no admission fee for this workshop. Refreshments and noon meal will be provided. Pre-registration requested, but not required. To register, please contact the Fillmore County Extension Office at (507) 765-3896, e-mail ruesi001@umn.edu.

Conservation Stewardship Program enrollment deadline Feb. 27

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The deadline for farmers to enroll in the 2015 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Friday, Feb. 27. While farmers may apply for a CSP contract at any time, applicants who file after the deadline will not be able to start their contracts until ..... 
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Eickhoff and Winslow attend Leadership Conference in Bloomington

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Jeff Eickhoff and Katie Winslow of Fillmore County Farm Bureau joined nearly 300 Farm Bureau members from across the state attending the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Leadership Conference January 23-24 at Treasure Island Resort near Red W ..... 
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USDA accepting applications for Conservation Stewardship Program

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make available $100 million this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and although applications are accepted all year, farmers, ranchers and forest landowners should submit ..... 
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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 w ..... 
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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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