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Women caring for the land workshop in Lanesboro June 19th


Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Female landowners in Fillmore County are invited to attend a Women Caring for the Land workshop on June 19 at the Lanesboro Community Center, 202 Parkway Avenue S., Lanesboro, MN. These workshops are free for women to attend. The workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. and includes an informational morning session followed by lunch (provided) and a bus tour of area conservation practices in action, including a demonstration of soil testing.

Women own an increasing percentage of Midwest farmland – up to 47 percent in some states. Women Caring for the Land is an innovative program facilitated by Renewing the Countryside and the Women, Food & Agriculture Network (WFAN) to support women landowners in learning about conservation practices and building local connections. The workshops offer a peer-to-peer, informal discussion format to allow women landowners to talk about their individual farm management goals, facilitated by women conservationists.

Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland. At this meeting participants will learn how to assess and improve the health of their soils through practices such as cover crops, no-till and strip-till, and other conservation practices. A soil testing demonstration will measure soil structure and stability and infiltration. (Participants will walk a short distance into a field, so appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn or brought along.) The participants will also learn about resource providers and funding available to help reach conservation goals.

Pre-registration is required for meal planning, and space is limited. To register, or for more information, call Donna Rasmussen at the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation office at 507-765-3878 ext. 3 or email donna.rasmussen@fillmoreswcd.org. Registration deadline is Monday, June 16, 2014. This program is made possible with funding from a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Recycling 101 - 5.19.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun r ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 5.19.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun r ..... 
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Two “Trout Days” fishing contests

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Celebrate ”Preston Trout Days” by participating in two separate fishing contests sponsored by the National Trout Center located in Preston, Minn. May 16-18 are the 2014 dates for Preston’s annual “Trout Days” celebration. Visit [Read the Rest]

Fillmore SWCD promotes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) reminds everyone that we all have a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 59th year of Stewardship Week April 27 – May ..... 
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Highway 43 project update

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Peterson The Great Outdoors

PETERSON, Minn. - Last November we began a discussion about the Highway 43 reconstruction project through Rushford. At that time we said the project will begin in late April or May. We now know that the earliest the project will begin is late May. ..... 
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Spring truck weight restrictions begin March 14 for Southeast, South and Metro frost zones

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways begin March 14 for Minnesota’s Southeast, South and Metro frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Winter load increases and overweight permits r ..... 
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So much snow... no where to put it

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By Angie Rodenburg Driving on Highway 43 into Rushford the other day, I couldn’t help but notice the snow drifts that towered several feet above my car. In that moment I couldn’t help but be thankful that despite the massive amount of snow we ..... 
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Winter recovery - car care

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Winter has a way of wreaking havoc on our vehicles. Between the bitter cold, snow, sand, and ice it is no wonder that vehicles can encounter a whole slew of problems here in the Great White North. As we start to see the (hopefully) soon coming thaw, ..... 
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