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2015 Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention registration is open


Mon, Nov 9th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Hutchinson, MN (October 12, 2015) – The Minnesota Cattle Industry convention is an event that brings together producers and beef industry partners for educational opportunities, policy discussion and development, and a cattle focused trade show. The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, along with the Minnesota Cattle Women, will host their annual convention and trade show December 3 – 5, 2015 at Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minn. This year’s convention will focus on timely and relevant topics at a new and improved cattlemen’s college as well as a joint venture wolf workshop.

These speakers include:

•Dr. Kim Stackhouse – Executive Director of Global Sustainability for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (Denver, Colo.)

•Dr. John Rodgers, DVM, MS - senior veterinarian with Zoetis Cattle/Equine Technical team (Fairmont, Minn.)

•Lisa Pederson – NDSU Extension Educator and North Dakota BQA Coordinator (Bismark, N.Dak.)

•Bruce Kleven – Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association Legislative Advisor (Minneapolis,Minn.)

•Marci Schlup – Manager of Legislative Affairs for the Public Lands Council (Washington D.C.),

•Jessica Sampson, MS – Agricultural Economist, Livestock Marketing Information Center (Lakewood, Colo.).

•The Peterson Farm Brothers (Assaria, Kans.)

•Wolf workshop, a joint venture with MSCA, USDA-APHIS & MDA –

This workshop will examine practical methods to reduce livestock losses to predators, as well as provide an update to the wolf delisting status and state depredation services.

Special guest appearances will also be made by Craig Uden, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association vice president and Penny Zimmerman, American National Cattle Women vice president. Other convention highlights include MSCA, MN Cattlewomen and MSCA Jr. Association annual meetings, live & silent auctions, setting 2016 legislative priorities and excellent networking opportunities with legislators, government agencies, beef industry partners and fellow cattle producers.

Registration is now open, sign up by visiting www.mnsca.org. Make room reservations by calling Grand Casino directly at 1(800)468-3517. The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Convention and Trade show block will be held until November 12, 2015. Exhibito .....
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Weed and Pest Profiles: Soybean aphid

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Nov 9th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Soybean aphids are a relatively new pest for Midwest agriculture and since their first sighting in Wisconsin in 2000 have been a significant problem for farmers. A native to eastern Asia, the soybean aphid shares many characteristics with other aphi ..... 
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2015 4-H results

Mon, Nov 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Aggen, Garrett - BL, Class 13 - Division II Crossbred Barrow (273-277) Aggen, Hunter - Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair; Champion Simmental Cow/Calf Pair; CH, Reg Simmental (Purebred & Foundation)-Cow/Calf Aggen, Hunter- PA, Class 15 - Cow ..... 
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What is a fair & profitable farm rental agreement?

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Nov 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Extension Educator for Fillmore and Houston Counties Negotiating a fair land rental agreement that satisfies both land owner and farmer is a challenge. While corn and soybean prices in 2014, 2015, and 2016 are significantly lower than recent reco ..... 
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Minnesota State Fair 2015 results

Mon, Nov 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Fillmore County had 90 youth participants and 11 chaperones for livestock. Fillmore County had 34 youth participants and 1 chaperone for general encampment. Fillmore County had four animals in the State Fair Auction (a dairy market goat, a dairy ..... 
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Pork checkoff announces recipients of the 2015 pork industry scholarships

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s human capital for the future. Recipients were selected based on scholastic merit, leadership activiti ..... 
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Pork producers serve military families through Snowball Express

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

A pork dinner with all the trimmings isn’t just a meal when pork producers volunteer with the Snowball Express, a charity that serves the children of America’s fallen military heroes. These dinners become food for the soul, providing hope and ha ..... 
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Minnesota myth buster

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Whether visiting with consumers at the Minn. state fair’s “Oink” booth or meeting with celebrity chefs and bloggers in Japan, National Pork Board President Karen Richter is passionate about dispelling myths and misconceptions about how today ..... 
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Pork producers help Iowans recover from tornado

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Crisis reveals character. When an EF-1 tornado hit the small town of Lake City, Iowa, on May 10, pork producers from Calhoun County and Webster County were among the first to volunteer to help those in need. “We wanted to do whatever we could to ..... 
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