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Fillmore County Master Gardners


Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

The Master Gardeners for Fillmore County are busy this time of year but not too busy to answer any horticulture related questions you may have. There are nine volunteers who have been trained through University of Minnesota Extension to serve as our Fillmore County Master Gardeners and they are always ready to welcome more!

They will be at the Fillmore County Fair, July 22-26. The Master Gardener table will be located in the open class area, near the horticultural exhibits. Please stop by with your garden questions between 2 – 6 p.m. each day.

Let’s meet your Fillmore County Master Gardeners:

Elsa Bye works three months out of the year at a local garden center and knows plants. She will happily answer questions about vegetables, wild flowers, and small fruits.

Lori Slindee was a past columnist for the local paper. She will make personal visits to view any garden or plant problem you might have. She prefers to answer questions about herbs, trees, and perennials.

LaVerne Paulson will answer questions about annuals and perennials. He could also talk to you about composting. LaVerne is active with the community gardens and is doing the annual seed trials for the University of Minnesota.

Sandy Sullivan is a recently retired college biology teacher. She likes to answer questions related to vegetables, tree fruits, and small fruits. She is interested in hearing from someone who raises red currants.

Beverly Sandlin is our newest Master Gardener in Fillmore County and she has a wealth of knowledge. She has a Monarch Waystation at her home. Sullivan will help you with questions regarding perennials, flowers, landscaping, and water gardens.

Monica Ortner is doing seed trials for the University Minnesota as well. She’s worked with Farmers’ Market in the past and this year is helping a local assisted living site with their garden project. Questions you may have on vegetable gardening and fruits, Ortner is willing to help!

Pam Freet will answer your vegetable gardening and perennial questions. She’s given the Farmers Market help and has worked with youth groups and their gardening experiences.

Shelly Skindelien can help you with invasive plant issues. She can also assist with tree and shrub problems. Skindelien has helped out at a local State Park in the past.

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Fillmore County Fair nitrate and radon testing event

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) and the Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) are partnering to host radon and nitrate testing at the Fillmore County Fair. The event will be held Friday, July 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the we ..... 
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Miller family recognized as a 2014 “U of M Farm Family”

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

Mabel, Minn. — The Chris & Melissa Miller family has been named Fillmore County’s “2014 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. Miller’s Viewlawn Farm was started in 1866 by Chris’s great-great-great grandfather Manoah ..... 
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State Fair competition entry deadlines approaching

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The state’s best in art, education and agriculture will be on display at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair, Thursday, August 21 through Labor Day, September 1. Winning exhibitors will be awarded ribbons, trophies and nearly $1.3 mill ..... 
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Fillmore County Fair receives hefty donation

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

Each year, thousands flock to Preston for Fillmore County’s grand celebration, eager to fulfill the annual summer tradition. Slated to run Tuesday, July 22 through Saturday, July 26 in 2014, the five-day event showcases the county’s flourishing ..... 
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Rushford Village weeds out issue; looks ahead

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Following the Tuesday, July 15 council meeting, the City of Rushford Village has taken decisive action against the flourishing thistle population within its borders. According the Mayor Gordon Johnson, a specific complaint regarding a property was b ..... 
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Engagement - Snyder ~ Meisch

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Amber Rae Snyder and Christopher John Meisch are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Amber is the daughter of Mary Ann and Marlin Carrier of Rushford, Minn. and the late Kerry Snyder. She is a graduate of Rushford-Peterson ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Rafe Andrew Horihan

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Liam and Fiona are proud to announce the birth of their baby brother! Rafe Andrew Horihan was born on June 8, 2014 to Kevin and Laura Horihan of Lanesboro, Minn. He weighed 9 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are John and ..... 
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Grand View Grows From Land

By Loni Kemp

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Columnists

John Weiss, Senior Staff Writer for the Rochester Post Bulletin, had been nudging me for several months to talk about my consulting work. We finally caught up with each other in my garden during asparagus season, and he wrote this article for his we ..... 
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