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Wildlife management expert visits Minnesota


Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Scott Hohensee, a national speaker and consultant on deer nutrition, recently shared his expertise with area deer raisers. From Tex., Hohensee braved the weather on one of the coldest days this winter to help southeastern Minn. wildlife managers understand what their deer herds need to improve weaning weights, increase antler development in their bucks and better meet the genetic potential of their breeding stock.

Farmers Co-op Elevator’s Purina wildlife specialist Alesha Sveen explained, “Farmers Co-op brought Hohensee in to help local deer raisers better understand how the feed they give their herds affects their development. Scott’s one of the leading experts on raising deer to their full potential, so we were excited to bring his knowledge to our area.”

Deer raisers from Rochester to LaCrescent came to Rushford to learn more about deer nutrition. Hohensee has been involved with wildlife management since the mid 1990s and was the wildlife biologist for a 55,000 acre ranch in Tex. before joining Purina Animal Nutrition. Purina Animal Nutrition has been researching deer nutrition for over 40 years. Hohensee stressed that Purina’s feed is formulated by a deer nutritionist, NOT a cattle nutritionist as is common in the feed industry.

Hohensee told the deer raisers that they have an advantage with Farmers Co-op Elevator’s feed mill. “You can get the research-proven and field-tested Purina AntlerMax® Extreme Energy™ high fat nugget and Purina’s AntlerMax Concentrate pellet mixed into a complete feed. FCE can provide a custom ration for your herd with 14-20 percent protein that can include oats, beans, sunflower seeds, beet pulp, yeast, vitamins and other ingredients to meet your needs. It’s a very convenient way to make sure your deer herd is getting the nutrition they need to meet their genetic potential.”

Fillmore County 4-H kicks off 4th Annual Gold Card fundraiser

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Between March 14 and April 11, 4-H families throughout Fillmore County will be selling Gold Cards, which are coupon cards to various merchants throughout Fillmore County. There are 31 Fillmore County businesses that are included on the cards includ ..... 
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Workshop to be held on strategies in managing phosphorus on livestock farms

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The University of Minnesota Extension is presenting a workshop on managing phosphorus in livestock manure at the Fillmore County Office Building, Room 108 (902 Houston Street NW, Preston) on Tuesday, March 3. If you have dairy cows or a beef finish ..... 
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Conservation Stewardship Program enrollment deadline Feb. 27

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The deadline for farmers to enroll in the 2015 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Friday, Feb. 27. While farmers may apply for a CSP contract at any time, applicants who file after the deadline will not be able to start their contracts until ..... 
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Eickhoff and Winslow attend Leadership Conference in Bloomington

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Jeff Eickhoff and Katie Winslow of Fillmore County Farm Bureau joined nearly 300 Farm Bureau members from across the state attending the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Leadership Conference January 23-24 at Treasure Island Resort near Red W ..... 
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USDA accepting applications for Conservation Stewardship Program

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make available $100 million this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and although applications are accepted all year, farmers, ranchers and forest landowners should submit ..... 
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Conservation Corps Minnesota seeking applicants

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is accepting applications for 2015 AmeriCorps field crew member positions from individuals, ages 18 to 25, who have an interest in working outdoors. The priority application deadline is Dec. 31, but applications w ..... 
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Conference to focus on nutrient management efficiency and environmental benefits Minnesota Crop Nutrient Management Conference to be held February 9

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN – Farmers and agriculture professionals can hear about the latest nutrient management research regarding fertilizer use efficiency at the sixth annual Minnesota Crop Nutrient Management Conference on Monday, February 9, 2015, at the V ..... 
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Farm bill and crop production workshops in January

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

University of Minnesota Extension along with Farm Service Agency (FSA) will hold meetings covering the 2014 Farm Bill on January 13 in the Lewiston Community Center, 75 Rice Street, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., January 14 in the Harmony Community Center fro ..... 
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