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Winter Grazing Extravaganza


Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

I’m pleased to announce the lineup for the Winter Grazing Extravaganza to be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Room 108, Fillmore County Office Building, Preston Minn. with registration at 9:45 a.m.

The morning program will feature Dr. Tim Goldsmith, U of M Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Goldsmith’s topic will cover both the “Economics of AI vs. Bull Ownership; and Cost Effectiveness of Heifers vs. Purchasing Replacements”. We will finish the morning session with Fillmore/Houston County Extension Educator Jerry Tesmer’s topic, “Grazing Rental Considerations”.

Following lunch, Dr. Craig Sheaffer, U of M Department of Agronomy, will provide us with the latest alfalfa information on. “Variety Response to K Fertilization”, Variety selection; and frost seeding.”

Scott Wells, New U of M Forage Extension Agronomist, has documented the unusual conditions of 2012 and 2013 that led to the question “Winterkill, What happened last winter?”

We will finish the day with Dean Thomas, Fillmore SWCD Grazing Specialist response to the question, “To Hay or Graze?” We expect to adjourn by 3 p.m.

Remember, Winter Grazing Extravaganza, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Room 108, Fillmore County Office Building, Preston MN on Saturday, March 8th. Lunch will be $10, with either pizza or a sandwich.

If you need additional information, contact Jerry Tesmer; 507-765-3896 or tesme001@umn.ed otherwise we look forward to seeing you on the 8th!

Keeping forages in focus during the offseason

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The winter of 2012/13 will be one to remember for anyone in the business of producing and/or feeding forages. Region wide winterkill including parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Canada resulted in a tight supply and ..... 
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Wetland mitigation workshop

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Farmers and agricultural land owners can gain a better understanding of the wetland mitigation process and their options by attending a 2 hour workshop on Wednesday, February 5 or Thursday, February 6. The February 5 workshop is at Cabela’s in O ..... 
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Minnesota Farm Bureau's Leadership Conference

Wed, Jan 29th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

By Melinda Miller Stewartville Between two weather systems giving us ground blizzard conditions late in January, I headed to Fargo, ND to participate in Minnesota Farm Bureau's Leadership Conference. Along with over 200 fellow attendees, I experie ..... 
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Cow Calf Day

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The University of Minesota Extension Beef Team will be holding the 2014 Cow Calf Day on Thursday, February 13. The registration and meal begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Heintz Center, 863 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minn. 55904. The topics to be covered in ..... 
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Land sales remain strong, auction levels high

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

OMAHA, Neb. - Land sales finished strong in 2013, spurred by good farmer demand for additional land, according to Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch real estate company in the country. Farmers National Company is report ..... 
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2014 private pesticide applicator recertification workshops

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Farmers can attend a 3 ½ hours Private Pesticide Applicator Workshop for recertification instead of taking a test. Testing (online or mail-in) remains an option. If you are not currently certified (i.e. certified through March 1, 2014) you cannot ..... 
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Biosecurity workshop for alternative swine producers

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

University of Minnesota Extension will hold a Biosecurity Workshop for Alternative Swine Producers the evening of January 15, 6-9 p.m. in St Charles, Minn. “Recent cases of Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) virus and Porcine E ..... 
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Ventilation workshop for swine producers

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISUEO) Extension and Outreach are offering a ventilation workshop designed to help teach producers about the proper use of swine building ventilation equipment to improve pig well-being and mi ..... 
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