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Minnesota beef showcase in its third year


Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Join beef breeders from across the Midwest this March 13, 14, and 15 at the Minnesota Beef Showcase. Held at the Red Horse Ranch Arena in Fergus Falls, the Minnesota Beef Showcase features females and bulls in all breeds. Come see top producing animals from some of the best breeders in the area.

The industry trade show will be open 9 a.m. Friday, March 14. Featuring the latest technologies and products in the beef industry, see how they can fit into your operation before attending the educational seminar at 1 p.m. The Seminar is free and open to the public.

Featured guest speakers for the education seminar include the Jerry Fike from Certified Angus Beef, the University of Minnesota Beef Team, and feedlot expert Tom Brink. Tom Brink has worked with some of the top cattle feeders in the nation including the Five Rivers Cattle Feeders. He was President & COO of J & F Oklahoman Holdings, Inc from 2008 to 2013. J & F is the cattle ownership arm of JBS Five Rivers, owning a majority of cattle fed in Fiver Rivers Feed yards.

Brink recently spoke at the South Dakota Cow Calf Symposium held last December at Rapid City. Brink left J & F in the fall of 2013 to start his own trading and consulting business. Also developing a high end feeder cattle program that will be introduced to the beef industry this summer. He will be explaining ‘The Economic Advantage of Quality Genetics in you Herd and Feedlot’ and ‘The benefit of balancing maternal and carcass traits’. Brink offers the perspective of feedlot owners and can discuss those traits that can earn you premiums in the sales barn and get the buyers coming to you. Learn about the technologies that can improve your herds’ potentials for earning and help make sound selection decisions.

The all breed sale starts at noon on Saturday. With over 50 lots of bulls, open heifers, bred heifers and embryos you can be sure you will find that animal that will be a perfect addition to your herd. Can’t make the sale, join us online via DVAuction.com.

For more information refer to our website, beefshowcase.com or contact James Scharpe at 507-380-3431.

Farmers Co-op Elevator hosts two ag expos

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Farmers Co-op Elevator (FCE) hosted its 1st Annual Ag Expos in Caledonia, Minn. on February 12 and Houston on February 13. The expos brought together regional experts and nearly a dozen agriculture suppliers to provide FCE’s customers with the inf ..... 
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Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project participants receive awards

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project started off the new 4-H year by electing new officers on November 4, 2013. The following office were filled: Youth Chair- Jackie Apenhorst, Adult Chair- Deb Haugstad; Youth Vice Chair- Heather Apenhorst, Adult V ..... 
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Yes, spring is coming!

By Jerrold Tesmer

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

We each have our own markers, in my case; I’ve received messages about corn silage test plots, and black cutworm pheromone trapping. Before we get too excited about spring, we have one more event for farmers that will be of interest. There will ..... 
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Sesquicentennial Farm Applications due April 1

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Minnesota Farm Bureau’s Sesquicentennial Farm program will honor Minnesota families who have owned their farms for at least 150 years. Since the Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008, over 165 farms have been recognized. The Sesquicentennial ..... 
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Winslow attends National Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

Young farmer leaders from Minnesota attended the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Conference held in Virginia Beach, Va., February 7-11. Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County was among the more than 1,0 ..... 
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The strong demand to rent land continues

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Farm profits remained strong in 2013, keeping the demand for land leases steady, according to Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch real estate company in the country. Despite lower commodity prices and decreased gross inco ..... 
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Gardening: We dig it

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Houston County University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners are proud to be hosting their fourth Annual Gardening Workshop on Saturday, March 29. They are working closely with Caledonia Area Community Education to once again provide you wi ..... 
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State Fair and Farm Bureau Federation accepting Century Farm applications

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more may apply for the 2014 Century Farms Program. Produced by the Minnesota State Fair in conjunction with the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, the Century Farms Pro ..... 
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