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Fillmore County Dairy Princess crowned


Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Fillmore County American Dairy Association held a Dairy Princess and Ambassador Recognition on March 30 in the afternoon at the Fillmore County Extension Office in Preston. During the recognition Melinda Woods was crowned the 2014 Fillmore County Dairy Princess.

Melinda is the daughter of Daniel and Patti Woods of Ostrander and was sponsored by Heusinkveld’s Dairy Farm. Melinda is an active senior at Kingsland High School and plans to attend South Dakota State University next year.

Melinda was judged during a personal interview and oral presentation and was evaluated on her communication skills, personality and knowledge and passion for the dairy industry. She is now qualified to continue on to compete in the state contest for Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Throughout the year the 2014 Fillmore County Dairy Royalty will participate in dairy promotion events including local parades and Dairy Night on the Farm. This year Dairy Night on the Farm will be hosted by the Bruce Wingert Family of Fountain. The annual event will be held on June 21 of this year.

The princess will be accompanied by the 2014 Dairy Ambassadors.

•Eli Hopp, son of Doug and Heather Hopp of Chatfield.

•Alexis Williams, daughter of Fred Williams of Mabel.

•Fred Williams Jr., son of Fred Williams of Mabel.

Spring Cover Crop Field Day April 17 near Preston

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The benefits of cover crops are becoming more apparent as more farmers use them. A field day will be held Thursday, April 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Josh Simon farm south of Preston to discuss these many benefits. The cover crop field day is located 8 mi ..... 
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In partnership with farmers, Extension helps shape our nation

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

By Bev Durgan, University of MN Extension The theme of this year’s National Agriculture Day – “365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed” – carries a significant message. We all need farmers for our survival. Today, each U.S. farmer fe ..... 
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Farmers and ranchers will celebrate National Ag Day on March 25

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Debra Crusoe encourages everyone to take a moment to appreciate the hard working farmers and ranchers in Minnesota on March 25, National Ag Day. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: 365 ..... 
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Research grants available to help boost Minnesota ag products

Thu, Mar 20th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking applicants for $1.3 million in competitive grants for applied crop research. The research needs to focus on improving agricultural product quality, quantity and va ..... 
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Governor Dayton proclaims March 23-29 as Minnesota Agriculture Week

Thu, Mar 20th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed March 23-29, 2014, as Minnesota Agriculture Week. The designation is an effort to raise awareness of the significant contributions agriculture makes to the quality of life of all Minnesotans. ..... 
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Southern Minnesota Organic Crops Day to be held March 19

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The ninth annual Southern Minnesota Organic Crops Day will be held Wednesday, March 19, at the Steele County Community Center. This year’s program aims to provide current and future organic crop producers with additional tools and knowledge to hel ..... 
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Graziers: Register for planned grazing holistic management course

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

AMES, Iowa — Graziers young and old, new and experienced are invited to attend a course on Planned Grazing with Holistic Management, taking place March 21-22 at the Houston Community Center (109 W Maple St.), in Houston, Minn., located in the sout ..... 
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Snow melt poses challenges for livestock manure management

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As winter gives way to spring, rapid snow melt and potential for flooding pose challenges for farmers who spread livestock manure on cropland. Farmers who spread solid manure during winter, must ensure that it doesn’t run off w ..... 
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