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Classic tractor pullers donate to Granger softball team


Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

Members of the Granger classic tractor pullers and youth softball team recently met at the Long Branch in Florenceville for presentation of a $1,000 check to the Granger area softball team. Shown above is Dick Gates presenting the check to coach Mike Berg.

Rick Reicks, one of the promoters of the the Florenceville-Granger tractor pull, said, “The donation was possible because of the strong support of our sponsors, volunteers who help the day of the pull, and especially the tractor pullers themselves. We charge no admission to watch the event. Our ideal is to have a fun day for everyone, with little or no expense to anyone.”

The pull is held annually the last Saturday of August in the Florenceville Park area, with around 75 different pullers and 150 pulls. If you haven’t attended one lately, you might want to.”

Rules and classes have changed, but the biggest change would be the tractors themselves, with more modifications being done to them, making them very exciting to watch - along with classes for stock tractors, making it fair for all classes of pullers.

Pulls are held from June into September in area towns, some being Florenceville-Granger, Wykoff and LeRoy, along with Chester, Lourdes, Lime Springs, and Protivin.

The money donated to Granger softball is to be used by the team for expenses throughout the year and possible improvements to the park itself.

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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

Other than a cold drink from an aluminum can or a glass bottle, many Fillmore County residents, as well as millions of people around the world, prefer plastic bottles. A few years ago, a plastic bottle weighed twenty two grams. Today’s water bottl ..... 
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Seed starting

Mon, Mar 28th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

By Elsa Bye Extension Master Gardener, Fillmore County The first warm sunny day seems to say “time to grow something”, but it’s too early to grow anything outside. So let’s start some seeds inside. The best time to start seedlings is ab ..... 
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Local growers are state winners in national corn yield contest

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. LOUIS, March 7, 2016 – An area corn grower has been honored as a state winner in the 2015 National Corn Yield contest sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association. Gary Redalen of Fountain, Minn., placed fist in the state in t ..... 
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AgrAbility can help you continue the work you love after an injury or when affected by disease or aging

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

Agricultural workers and family members are disproportionately affected by issues of disability. Disabilities in an agricultural setting can lead to lower profitability, secondary injuries and other well-documented problems. Through education and as ..... 
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Chatfield youth eyes future in dairy goat industry

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Agriculture

For 17-year-old Alex Coe, of Chatfield, a little challenge is fun, but big ambitions are great. The Chatfield High School junior excels in both the regional and state dairy goat world and he hopes to go farther. Alex started in the industry like m ..... 
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The Minnesota Farmer Assistance Network

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

Extension Educator for Fillmore and Houston Counties Though we in the agriculture community are very proud of our independence, we are often faced with difficult periods where we need to ask for help. For many in the agriculture community, we are ..... 
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Sowing Oats

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in Preston Agriculture

Dan Serfling, who farms southwest of Preston, was out in the field sowing his oats on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Photo submitted

What’s in that milk truck?

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

By Michael Johnson Traveling throughout Fillmore County, many will often see the great silver milk tank truck. Have you ever thought about or wondered what’s in that truck? The easy answer is 6,000 gallons of high quality, safe to drink, nutrient ..... 
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