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Beef educational opportunities this winter


Fri, Nov 27th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

Cattle Feeder Days will be held at the following locations: Morris (Dec. 7) - 9:30-1:30 pm; Luverne (Dec. 8) - 6:00 -9:00 pm; Slayton (Dec. 9) - 9:30-1:30 pm; Lamberton (Dec. 10) - 9:30-1:30pm and Rochester - 6:00-9:00 pm. Registration will start 30 minutes prior to program start time and is $30.00/person ($15/additional person from the same farm or family) and includes a meal and program proceedings. Topics include: Feedlot Heifer Nutrition and Management, Finish Weights and the Meat Processing Industry, Nutrient Management as a Profit Center in the Feedlot, and Practical Reflections on Feedlot Nutrition and Management. For more information, visit the Beef Team website at: www.extension.umn.edu/beef/ or contact Grant Crawford at craw0105@umn.edu.

Cow/Calf Health Management will be offered for the 2010 Home Study Course. The Home Study Course for 2010 will focus on Cow/Calf Health Management. Topics include: Common Diseases of the Beef Cattle Herd, Internal and External Parasite Control, Antibiotic Use, Biosecurity, and Quality Assurance, Herd Health Calendars, Newborn Calf Care, and Preparing Calves for Weaning. Registration is $50 for the course and registration will be due December 30, 2009, with first lessons in the mail by January 15. For further registration information, contact Denise Plonis at (218) 327-4490 or visit the Beef Team website at: www.extension.umn.edu/beef/.

2010 Beef Cow/Calf Days schedule for February is: Staples (2), Bagley (2), Lancaster (3), Baudette (4), Grand Rapids (5), Mora (8), Glenwood (9), Pipestone (10), Rochester (11), and New Prague (12). Topics for this year's Cow Calf Day program theme is Back to Basics and will include: The Basics and Cost of Developing Heifers, What's to Know about Grazing Systems, The Economics Behind the Cow, Producer/Speaker Panel-Keeping the Younger Generation in the Beef Business, and Current Beef Team Updates. Information on times and meeting location will be available in December at: www.extension.umn.edu/beef/.

Catch the latest information on production management by visiting the Beef Team website at www.extension.umn.edu/beef/components/mediareleases.htm. For more information on upcoming events, contact the U of M Beef Center at (218) 327-4490 or visit the beef team website at: www.extension.umn.edu/beef/.

Farm service agency news - November 23, 2009

Fri, Nov 20th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

Ballots for this year's county committee election were mailed to eligible voters on November 6, 2009. Voters must complete their ballots and return them to the Farm Service Agency county office by the close of business on December 7, 2009. If mailed ..... 
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Feedlot Korner

Tue, Nov 17th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

Deadline approaching for Livestock Investment Grant applications

Minnesota livestock producers are encouraged to apply for a Livestock Investment Grant that will help offset the cost of improving or expanding their operations. Producers have ..... 
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Mold and corn quality issues

Tue, Nov 17th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

While searching for information for a number of farmers with questions about the mold in their corn, I soon learned this was a very widespread problem covering most of the upper Midwest. Not every field is affected and not every variety of corn is e ..... 
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Farm service agency news

Fri, Nov 13th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

Supplemental Disaster Assistance Programs

The 2008 Farm Bill amended the Trade Act of 1974 to create five new disaster programs, collectively referred to as Supplemental Agriculture Disaster Assistance programs. These programs include:

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Minnesota Farmer Assistance Network ready to help struggling farmers

Fri, Nov 13th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota farm families have a new statewide resource network to help them address difficult financial challenges. The Minnesota Farmer Assistance Network (MFAN) provides financial guidance, technical assistance and mentoring to fa ..... 
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Woody biomass harvesting

Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

For those who like to look into the future and see what sort of potential we have, and what sort of research is being done on woody biomass for renewable energy, a great opportunity is coming up at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and O ..... 
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Farm Service Agency News - November 16, 2009

Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

Final Payments for 2009 DCP

Enrolled producers can expect their final direct payment to be deposited directly into personal bank accounts sometime during October. Payments are being issued in a different process this year which is going to ta ..... 
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Late harvest resources available from U of M Extension

Tue, Nov 10th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

Soybean moisture levels of 16 to 20 percent or more at harvest have been reported throughout the state as this challenging harvest season continues, according to Lizabeth Stahl, crops educator with University of Minnesota Extension. At these moistur ..... 
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