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Minnesota Farm Bureau recognizes Sesquicentennial Farms


Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota Farm Bureau is pleased to recognize 21 recipients of the Sesquicentennial Farm award for 2015. A commemorative certificate signed by Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap will be awarded to qualifying families, along with an outdoor sign signifying Sesquicentennial Farm recognition. Included in this honor are Ross Goldsmith and Steven Goldsmith of Chatfield, with their farm dating back to 1862.

Information on all Sesquicentennial Farm families will be available online at www.fbmn.org.




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Dairy Night on the Farm

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Several county Farm Bureaus throughout Minn. are sponsoring or co-sponsoring a Breakfast or Night on the Farm during June and July. Each event includes a meal and numerous activities for all ages to enjoy, including farm tours, wagon rides, machiner ..... 
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Seeking students for 4-H Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture A 4-H program to increase consumer awareness

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

College students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture are urged to to apply to be a Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture peer mentor. Six positions are available. This program is s ..... 
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More than 220 Century Farms honored in 2015, including three in Fillmore County

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 222 Minnesota farms as 2015 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a co ..... 
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Make the most of market cows

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

By Chuck Schwartau Published in Dairy Star Dairy cows at the end of their productive lives in the milking string have been long considered and called “cull cows”. Considering them in that manner and not thinking about the value they can still ..... 
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Important crop insurance deadline near for Minn. producers

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds agricultural producers seeking federal crop insurance that they must have their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, commonly called form AD-102 ..... 
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Youth tractor safety classes offered

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Fillmore County Extension and area ag instructors will be holding youth tractor safety training again this year. The training is being planned for Monday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 10. The training sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at ..... 
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Springtime is good time for farmers to sign up for MnDOT’s standing corn row program

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

ROCHESTER, MN – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is interested in talking with southeastern Minn. farmers who are willing to leave a minimum of six rows of corn stalks standing through the winter to earn payment and help reduce the amoun ..... 
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Big night for Fillmore County Dairy industry

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

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 be ..... 
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