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Big night for Fillmore County Dairy industry


Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

800 lb. Plus Protein Club Members present at the banquet were, front: Dale Hinckley, Paul Schriever and back: Michael Johnson, Cory Mulhern, Trinity Johnson. Photo submitted

The Fillmore County American Dairy Association (ADA) and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) held their annual banquet Thursday March 19 at the Branding Iron. Highlights from the event included the 2015 Fillmore County Dairy Princesses being crowned, honors awarded for dairy production and the announcement of the host for Dairy Night on the Farm.

Dairy Princess candidates, Haely Leiding and Kayla Leiding, were judged during a personal interview and oral presentation and were evaluated on their communication skills, personality and knowledge and passion for the dairy industry. They are now qualified to continue on to compete in the state contest for Princess Kay of the Milky Way. At the banquet they presented their personal dairy messages and were crowned as the 2015 Fillmore County Dairy Princesses.

Haely is the daughter of Todd and Stacy Leiding of Fountain. She is sponsored by AMPI.

Kayla is the daughter of Todd and Stacy Leiding of Fountain. She is sponsored by AMPI.

The princesses will be accompanied by the 2015 Dairy Ambassadors:

•Eli Hopp, son of Doug and Heather Hopp of Chatfield.

•Emma Mulhern, daughter of Cory Mulhern and Kathy Mulhern, of Fountain

•Faith Schriever, daughter of Paul and Nicole Schriever, of Harmony

•Alexis Williams, daughter of Fred Williams and Dennise Klutts of Mabel

•Fred Williams Jr., son of Fred Williams and Dennise Klutts of Mabel

Throughout the year the 2015 Fillmore County Dairy Royalty will participate in dairy promotion events including local parades and Dairy Night on the Farm. This year Dairy Night on the Farm will be hosted by Redalen Holsteins near Lanesboro. The annual event will be held on June 27 of this year. Redalen recently installed three robotic milkers and will be a must see while touring the farm. The Fillmore County ADA will once again be serving a meal featuring cheeseburgers and ice cream.

Each year awards are given to deserving dairy producers based on production records kept throughout the year. This year’s top honor was presented to Trailside Holsteins LLC, Jon and Michael Johnson, as the Fillmore County Premier Dairyman. Other awards presented included the most improved herd awarded to Jim and Ryan Kappers, lowest somatic cell to Randy Grabau, top lifetime cow to Trailside Holsteins and individual top performing cows by breed .....
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Wildlife management expert visits Minnesota

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Scott Hohensee, a national speaker and consultant on deer nutrition, recently shared his expertise with area deer raisers. From Tex., Hohensee braved the weather on one of the coldest days this winter to help southeastern Minn. wildlife managers un ..... 
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Fillmore County 4-H kicks off 4th Annual Gold Card fundraiser

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Between March 14 and April 11, 4-H families throughout Fillmore County will be selling Gold Cards, which are coupon cards to various merchants throughout Fillmore County. There are 31 Fillmore County businesses that are included on the cards includ ..... 
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Workshop to be held on strategies in managing phosphorus on livestock farms

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The University of Minnesota Extension is presenting a workshop on managing phosphorus in livestock manure at the Fillmore County Office Building, Room 108 (902 Houston Street NW, Preston) on Tuesday, March 3. If you have dairy cows or a beef finish ..... 
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Conservation Stewardship Program enrollment deadline Feb. 27

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The deadline for farmers to enroll in the 2015 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Friday, Feb. 27. While farmers may apply for a CSP contract at any time, applicants who file after the deadline will not be able to start their contracts until ..... 
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Eickhoff and Winslow attend Leadership Conference in Bloomington

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Jeff Eickhoff and Katie Winslow of Fillmore County Farm Bureau joined nearly 300 Farm Bureau members from across the state attending the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Leadership Conference January 23-24 at Treasure Island Resort near Red W ..... 
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USDA accepting applications for Conservation Stewardship Program

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make available $100 million this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and although applications are accepted all year, farmers, ranchers and forest landowners should submit ..... 
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Conservation Corps Minnesota seeking applicants

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is accepting applications for 2015 AmeriCorps field crew member positions from individuals, ages 18 to 25, who have an interest in working outdoors. The priority application deadline is Dec. 31, but applications w ..... 
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Conference to focus on nutrient management efficiency and environmental benefits Minnesota Crop Nutrient Management Conference to be held February 9

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN – Farmers and agriculture professionals can hear about the latest nutrient management research regarding fertilizer use efficiency at the sixth annual Minnesota Crop Nutrient Management Conference on Monday, February 9, 2015, at the V ..... 
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