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The MN State Fair media trip


By Austen Whitacre

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Olivia Drehmel enjoyed the media trip as part of the MN State Fair. Photo by Austin Whitacre

The state fair is known for many things. All the animals, the great food, the fair even has rides for all ages. So with all this stuff going on, who is making sure that every one that isn’t visiting this fair knows what is going on? Well this year, for the first time, the 4-H program has allowed people from each county to be part of the media trip! This media trip is about having the youth learn about what it takes to make a good story.

The kids who have volunteered for this trip are working hard all the time. When they aren’t working with the group they are interviewing livestock members and talking to their local newspapers and radio stations. Even when they are done with that, they are still at the computer fixing small things and taking pictures for everything. Talking to one of the media trip members led to some great information.

Olivia Drehmel had this to say: “I have had a lot of fun with this trip. I wanted to do this because it is my last year in 4-H and I wanted to get to the state fair one last time. I have been working with three newspapers from my county. The articles I am doing are behind the scene view about the kids in 4-H. I work a lot on my stories. I spend about two hours a day typing and a lot more time taking pictures. This experience has been really good for me. I have learned a lot about journalism and have met so many new people.”

Farmers had a field day on September 14

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

By Barb Jeffers A Field Day was held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Simon Farms near Harmony, Minn. from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with owner Josh Simon on hand sharing his experiences with visitors. The Field Day was sponsored by Crop Production Servic ..... 
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4H at the State Fair

By Austen Whitacre

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

By Austen Whitacre 4-H is a national organization for youth who want to learn leadership and life skills. The youth that participate can choose a lot of different project areas to be a part of. After talking with Travis Troendle at the state fair ..... 
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Youth safety around the farm: tractors are tools, not toys

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

(ARA) - The warm summer months into the fall harvest season are some of the most beautiful times on the farm. Crops are in full-swing, fruit is abundant and families often make annual trips to local farms and festivals during this time. Whether you ..... 
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Is your ATV a farm machine?

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties A few weeks ago I started doing research on a topic for this Farm Safety Week column. What struck me was how often ATVs were included in the Agricultural Safety information. For examp ..... 
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Forest Pest First detector workshop in Red Wing

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Minnesota is looking for volunteers to join the hundreds of citizens who already have stepped up to help keep an eye out for new infestations of emerald ash borer and other destructiv ..... 
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Livestock gross margin - dairy insurance

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Many dairy operators are expressing concern today about milk and feed prices and how they will plan ahead to maintain and strengthen their business positions. A common recommendation in risk management states that not only should one be protecting ..... 
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Beef Ambassador team members sought in MN

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Minneapolis, MN- Applications are currently being accepted for the MN Beef Ambassador Team for 2013. The MN Beef Ambassador team provides an opportunity for youth to educate consumers and students about beef nutrition, food safety and stewardship an ..... 
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Final on-farm dairy meeting for 2012

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

The final on-farm dairy meeting offered by University of Minnesota Extension this summer will be held Thursday, September 20, 9:30am-12:00pm (Winona County) at the Kieffer Farm, Gary & Linda Kieffer, 26234 Cty Rd 33, Utica, MN. The farm is located s ..... 
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