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Beginning Hop Grower Workshop


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Join the Minnesota Hop Growers Association (MHGA), University of Minnesota, and Rural Advantage for a day jam-packed with information for the beginning hop grower on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The workshop will be held at the University’s Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC) 35838 120th Street Waseca, Minn. 56093, where hop research has been conducted for the last few years.

The day will open with registration at 8:30 a.m.. Indoor presentations will start at 9 a.m. and be followed by an outdoor tour of the SROC hop yard. Lunch will be after the tour. The last of the indoor presentations will follow the meal and adjournment will be at 4p.m.

Attendees will learn about the history of hop production and brewing, how to establish and operate a successful hop yard, harvesting and processing, economics, and marketing. There will also be time for discussion and networking. The experienced presenters will include hop growers, researchers, processors, and brewers.

The workshop will happen rain or shine. Please dress according to the weather for the 1.5 hour tour.

Speakers include John Brach (MHGA president), Charlie Rohwer (U of M hop researcher), Rich Joseph (Wisconsin Hop Exchange), Jeremy Munson (MHGA VP), Joshua Havill and Ian Bottorff (U of M Students), Bobby Blasey (Mankato Brewery).

Registration Fee (includes materials, refreshments, and lunch): $25 for members; $50 for non-members; $75 for registration and one year membership to MHGA. Registration is required.

To register and ask questions, visit the MHGA website, www.mhga.org

DIRECTIONS: From US Hwy 14: Take the exit for Co. Rd. 2 / 360th Ave. Travel east on 360th Ave. for 1.0 mile. Turn right to continue traveling on 360th Ave. After the railroad tracks, veer/turn right onto Old US Hwy 14. Travel for about 0.3 miles. Then turn south (right) onto 120th St. The driveway to the parking lot will be on the left side of the road.

Minnesota Farm Bureau Disappointed Labor Charges on Repair of Farm Machinery Sales Tax Not Addressed

Thu, Aug 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Yesterday, it was announced that the Minnesota legislature will not address the repeal of the sales tax on labor charges on repair of farm machinery during the upcoming special session. “While some farmers have already started to pay this tax si ..... 
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Your Farm’s Conservation Plan: Is It Current? Or Is It a Relic from 1985?

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

From the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors Travis Willford, Harmony Brian Hazel, Lanesboro Pam Mensink, Preston Tim Gossman, Chatfield Leonard Leutink Jr., Spring Valley The 1985 Food Security Act ( ..... 
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Landscape for Income, Edibles, Energy, Improved Pasture and Ecosystem Services

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Are you interested in establishing perennial systems in the landscape for edibles, income, pasture, energy and for ecosystem services such as improved water quality and wildlife habitat? University of Minnesota Extension’s Diomy Zamora will pro ..... 
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Extension Field Day Considers Where Your Energy Dollar Goes on the Dairy Farm

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Do you know what consumes the most energy on your dairy farm? Do you know some management techniques and equipment changes that could help lower that energy demand? These are just ..... 
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Farmers Co-op Elevator Company Breaks Ground for Grain Facility Expansion

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

Earlier this month the Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company broke ground for an additional 750,000 bushel storage bin at its South Fork location in the Village of Rushford, Minn. Last year Farmers Co-op added a 514,000 bushel storage bin, 4,700 bu ..... 
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Governor Dayton to Deliver Keynote Address at Farmfest: 2013 Legislative Session Delivers Results for Minnesota Farmers

Thu, Aug 8th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton will speak to Minnesota farmers at the state’s annual Farmfest celebration in Morgan, Minnesota. The Governor’s remarks come on the heels of new investments made in Minnesota’s agricultural economy t ..... 
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Heusinkveld’s named 2013 Farm Family of the Year

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. — This year, 75 families from throughout Minnesota will be honored as a 2013 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. The families will be recognized in ceremonies set for 1:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 at the ann ..... 
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Two Organic Livestock Farms Featured in Pasture Walks

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Mark your calendar for Monday, August 12, 2013. Starting at 3p.m. we’ll visit Earth be Glad Farm managed by Mike and Jennifer Rupprecht near Lewiston. This is an organic, grass ..... 
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