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Crop management tour


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

The 2012 Crop Management Tour will be held at the University Center, Rochester, on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 am. The tour will provide research-based information for crop producers, crop consultants, agribusiness staff, farm managers, government agency personnel, and anyone involved in agricultural crop production.

The first wagon tour will leave at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning, July 10 with additional wagons departing as they fill. Field trials are signed, and visitors are welcome to view trials not discussed during the tour. Visitors are also invited to return and view trials on a later date to monitor changes. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. There is no charge for attending this event.

DIRECTIONS TO UNIVERSITY CENTER, ROCHESTER: Field plots are located directly east of University Center, Rochester, at the intersection of Hwy. 14 and Co. Rd. 22 (E. Circle Drive).

The topics and speakers you will hear include: Southern Minnesota Corn and Soybean Weed Management Trials, Jeff Gunsolus, Extension Weed Specialist, UM Agronomy and Plant Genetics, Lisa Behnken, Extension Educator, and Fritz Breitenbach, IPM Specialist; Technology in Spraying, Dave Nicolai, Extension Educator, Crops & Institute for Ag Professionals Coordinator; Fertilizer Trials in MN-Focus on Corn & Soybean Micro Nutrient Trials in So. MN, Daniel Kaiser, Extension Soil Scientist, Nutrient Management; and Alfalfa Pests and Pest Management Opportunities-Insects and Disease, Ryan Miller, Extension Educator, Crops.

Visit the SROC website for more information on events at http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu to inform you of upcoming events electronically, and reduce mailing costs, please send an email to nelso191@umn.edu. In the subject of your email, simply write: Please add me to the SROC events listserve.

Twenty-four years of youth tractor safety

By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

I want to start by thanking Rushford-Peterson Ag Instructor Colby Lind for hosting the Youth Tractor Safety Training at the Rushford-Peterson High School this past week. There is a lot of work involved, lining up tractors, arranging facilities, and ..... 
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No-till Field Day

By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

A No-Till Field Day will be held Thursday, June 28 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Arden and Travis Willford Farm 4.5 miles southeast of Harmony (watch for signs). There is no pre-registration and no fee to attend. Speakers and topics include: Jim ..... 
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Ag values up about twenty percent

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

County Assessor Cynthia Blagsvedt gave an overview of property valuations across the county at the Fillmore County Board of Appeal and Equalization on June 12. One fact that stands out is that agricultural land has again seen a marked increase over ..... 
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Ag nutrient storage and heifer grazing field days

By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Two for the price of one! Two field days will take place at Brian Hazel’s farm on Tuesday, June 19. Brian has graciously consented to host an Ag Nutrient Storage Field Day in the morning and Dairy Heifer Grazing Field Day following lunch. You are ..... 
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The Do’s and Don'ts of Dairy

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

“Drink milk. No, wait! Don’t drink milk. Oh, wait; our bad. Drink milk after all.” Similar to the butter versus margarine debate of the 90s, this is the rhetoric that bounces around, confusing the lot of us and making healthful nutrition decis ..... 
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Dairy is big business in Fillmore County

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Fillmore County has many dairy farms; 86 of them as of 2010, the vast majority of them run by families. These farms provide much more than milk and other dairy products. They do a lot for the local economy by supplying jobs as well. The milk they pr ..... 
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Sheep management practices workshop

By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Sheep are a great animal to raise on farms both large and small, and large numbers aren’t necessary to make it worthwhile. That fact is demonstrated by the USDA Statistical Service (NASS) numbers released for 2011. Of all sheep operations in the U ..... 
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Farm Safety Day Camp VI

By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

The sixth joint Fillmore/Houston County fourth grade Farm Safety Day Camp is being held on Tuesday, May 15 at the Mabel Steam Engine Grounds. The event has 485 students registered, representing all fifteen schools in the two counties. During the d ..... 
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