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Mark Holmen elected as MN Angus Association Vice President


Fri, Apr 2nd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Mark Holmen, Fountain, Minnesota, was elected by the Minnesota Angus Association Board of Directors to the position of vice president at their annual meeting. The meeting, and other activities, were held in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, March 6 and 7, 2010. Holmen has served two years of his first three-year term on the board of directors. Holmen succeeds Dustin Martin of Blue Earth, Minnesota, who was elected to the position of association president. Other members of the board of directors are: Dick Walser, Minnesota Lake; Gregg Johnson, Pipestone, MN; Bruce Waugh, Goodhue, MN; Tom Bullerman, Adrian. Pete Hassing completed a three year term on the board. Randy Mitteness, Benson, Minnesota, was elected to his first term. James Scharpe of Arlington serves the Association as executive secretary.

The Minnesota Angus Auxiliary conducted their annual meeting, as did the junior association. Emily Scholtz of Comfrey was elected as the junior association vice president; Betsy Hanson, Marshall, was elected to the position of secretary. Taylor Waugh, Goodhue, was elected as communication director and Luke Nord, Wolverton, was elected to fulfill membership director responsibilities. The juniors choose Kelsey Glaess, Cannon Falls, and Betsy Hansen, Marshall, as the delegates to the National Junior Angus Association Annual Meeting; Taylor Waugh, Goodhue, will be the alternate delegate. They join the other members of the leadership team: President Alissa Stai of New London, and Treasurer Matt Purfeerst of Faribault.

Saturday morning the association hosted an educational seminar at Simon Arena. Speakers for the seminar included Mark Schoenfeld from View Track with new technology in record keeping. Alfredo DisCostanzo, University of Minnesota Beef Team, presented information on the value of source-verified cattle. Zack Hall for Igenity and Bryce Schumann from the American Angus Association explained new DNA testing to enhance EPD's. Mr. Schumann also answered questions from the group regarding the American Angus Association.

The Association's annual banquet was held Saturday evening at Grandpa's Event Center in Cannon Falls. Dennis Sullivan of Kellogg was honored as the Breeder of the Year. Denny has been a long-time member and strong supporter of the Minnesota Angus Association. He has helped numerous 4-H and FFA members in his area with their Angus projects. Emily Scholtz, Comfrey, and Kelsey Gleass were selected as Miss Minnesota Angus for 2010. A .....
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2009 Minnesota Ag statistics

Fri, Apr 2nd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Each year I receive a copy of the Minnesota Ag Statistics. In the past, I've tended to focus on where Fillmore and Houston County rank amongst the other counties in the state in various commodity areas. I could always count on Fillmore being number ..... 
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Grazing Cover Crops Field Day

Fri, Mar 26th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Root River Grazing Specialist Dean Thomas has arranged for a field day at the Mike (Tom) Boelter farm located at 29254 181st Ave., Wykoff, MN, on Saturday, April 10th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault receives a third seed deposit from SSE

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Seed Savers Exchange, Inc., a leading non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds, has announced that a third deposit of heirloom seeds has been deposited safely into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.

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Farm-to-school efforts double in Minnesota

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

The number of Minnesota school districts purchasing fresh food from local farms has more than doubled in the last 15 months, according to a survey released today by the Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) and the Institute for Agriculture ..... 
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Grazing Cover Crops Field Day

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Root River Grazing Specialist Dean Thomas has arranged for a field day at the Mike (Tom) Boelter farm located at 29254 181st Ave., Wykoff, MN, on Saturday, April 10th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

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Fillmore County pork farmer Craig Mensink attends National Pork Forum

Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Minnesota's presence was visible throughout the 2010 National Pork Forum earlier this month in Kansas City, Mo. National Pork Forum is the annual meeting of state pork associations and the Pork Checkoff.

The meeting was attended by 141 votin ..... 
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Dairy Princess to be crowned Saturday in Canton

Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

The crowning of the new Fillmore County Dairy Princess will be held Saturday, March 27th at the Assumption Hall in Canton at 1:00pm. The public is welcome to attend.

The Princess candidate is Stephanie Drinkall of Lanesboro. Stephanie is the ..... 
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Learn to burn! Workshop in Preston April 10

Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Learn to Burn! is a prescribed burning workshop for private landowners that will held in Preston on Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DNR Forestry office, 912 Houston St. NW. The workshop is free and is sponsored by the MN DNR and the ..... 
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