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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 Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) on farms where alternative production systems are used have highlighted the need for a review of biosecurity” says Wayne Martin, University of Minnesota Alternative Livestock Systems Extension Educator. “Diseases don’t discriminate between size of farm or production practices. The workshop will highlight biosecurity practices for alternative swine producers.”

The main topic covered will be biosecurity with review of clinical signs and treatment options for PRRS and PEDV, presented by Dr. Ross Kiehne. Yuzhi, University of Minnesota Alternative Swine Scientist at the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WROC), will discuss biosecurity protocols used at WROC. Additionally producers will have an opportunity to discuss their experiences on this topic.

The workshop will be in the St. Charles Community Center (City Hall) on January 15. Registration begins at 6 p.m.

A meal will be provided from Del’s Café for producers and an additional person from their family or farm. Cost of the workshop is free with sponsorship from the SW and SE Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and the Minnesota Pork Board.

Pre-registration is needed so we can plan according for the meal. Please RSVP online at http://z.umn.edu/biosecurityworkshop or contact Wayne Martin at marti067@umn.edu or at 612-625-6224.

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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POET GM retires

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

For those who can remember the humble beginnings of POET Biorefining located in Preston, it all started with a meeting in 1996 up at the Branding Iron restaurant. According to long-time supporter Jim Simonson, “There was a foot of snow on the grou ..... 
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Midwest beef advantages

By Jerrold Tesmer

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Conference to Focus on Midwestern Beef Advantages. Midwestern farmers are continually challenged by the need to feed a growing world while protecting and conserving our natural resources. However, the Midwest has an advantage compared to other regi ..... 
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Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) offers cost share and incentive payments for landowners and producers adopting new conservation practices in their operations. The first 2014 scoring period will occur in December 2013 and rankings ..... 
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Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) encourages agricultural and forestry producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their operations. CSP is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and ..... 
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2014 agriculture outlook meeting

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Iowa State University Extension will host an Agriculture Outlook Seminar in Cresco on Tuesday, January 14 starting at 11 a.m. The site is the Expo Center on the Howard County Fairgrounds at 220 7th St W, Cresco. The seminar is designed to provide a ..... 
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Winslow wins Minnesota Farm Bureau collegiate discussion meet

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation hosted the ninth annual Minnesota Collegiate Discussion Meet. The competition was held Thursday, November 15 on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. Six undergraduate students from the University of ..... 
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Winter crops day

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Ag Producers in southern Minnesota just finished a very challenging cropping season in 2013. We don’t know what is in store for the 2014 season, but crop management decisions are being made now and that will be the focus of the University of Minne ..... 
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