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Eunice Biel elected to serve on AgStar’s board of directors


Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

MANKATO, Minn. – Eunice Biel from Harmony, Minn., has been elected to AgStar Financial Services’ board of directors. This is Biel’s first term on the board.

AgStar stockholders elected Biel to serve AgStar’s region five, which includes the following Minnesota counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca and Winona.

Eunice and her husband, Robert, have two children and eight grandchildren. They have a partnership in a 170 cow dairy with their son, Kevin and his wife, Kelly, as well as own and operate 850 acres of corn, soybeans and hay. Biel currently serves on the executive board for Minnesota Farmers Union, is part of the Center for Rural Development Center and is active in the Dairy Research, Teaching and Consumer Education Authority. She has also served on the resolutions committee for Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI).

“As an innovative leader within the agricultural sector, AgStar will continue to play a very significant role by continuing to engage in issues of significance to its clients,” she said when asked about AgStar’s role in the future of agriculture. “Financial institutions such as AgStar are a major part of the fabric of rural America and provide a unique perspective to industry stakeholders and policymakers.”

Other members elected to the AgStar Board of Directors for a three-year term include: David Kretzschmar, Region 1; Greg Nelson, Region 2; Wesley Beck, Region 3; and Spencer Enninga, Region 4.

AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 600 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its 14,000 stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural residents, organizations and communities through AgStar’s Fund for Rural America. Visit www.AgStar.com for more information.

Harvesting, drying and storing late-maturing and high-moisture corn

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Corn reaching maturity about Oct. 1 will normally dry slowly in the field due to cooler outside temperatures. Standing corn in the field may dry about 1.5 to 3 percentage points per week during October and 1 to 1.5 per week or less during November, ..... 
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October Pork Month Fact Sheet brought to you by the National Pork Board

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Pork Facts Pork is the world’s most widely eaten meat. •Pork – 37% •Chicken – 34% •Beef – 25% •Lamb – 4% Each market hog represents 371 servings of pork. U.S. In-Home Pork Consumption by Type •Ham – 31.1% ..... 
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DASH eating plan taps lean pork as menu item

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Adults following the well-documented Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, eating plan also can include lean pork to help lower blood pressure. According to research funded by the Pork Checkoff, people with high blood pressure can benefi ..... 
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Pork Producers connect farm to fork during October Pork Month

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

October became known as Pork Month because it marked the time of year when hogs were traditionally marketed. Today, it serves as a celebration to thank pork producers and share their stories with consumers. “If you eat, you have a connection t ..... 
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PorkSquare offers virtual town square for youth interested in pork careers

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

PorkSquare is a virtual town square that links pork industry professionals to the next generation of promising young leaders. The website, located at www.porksquare.com harnesses the power of ..... 
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America’s love for pork continues to burn strong

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Results of a consumer tracking study released by the Pork Checkoff found that more American consumers are reporting an enduring love for pork. Key research findings show more U.S. consumers rate their enjoyment of pork higher than in previous studie ..... 
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Root River Veterinary Center has new owners

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Agriculture

As of September 4, 2014, the Root River Veterinary Center in Preston, Minn. is under new ownership. Dr. LeAnne Froese and Dr. Deb Finnegan officially took over on September 4, although discussions about the two purchasing the business had been in ..... 
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ATV deaths on the farm

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

By Katherine Waters, University of Minnesota Extension Many Minnesota farmers use all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to check on crops and livestock, inspect and repair irrigation systems and fence lines, supervise field crews, herd livestock, and to mo ..... 
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