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Field days feature local landowners’ habitat enhancement projects


Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

Two field days to be held on October 12 and 26 in the Rushford/Houston area will provide landowners with information on the options for habitat enhancement, how to protect and restore rare features of southeast Minnesota’s landscape, the plan development process, and the practices and costs involved.

The field days will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 at the Joel Johnson farm, 21600 River Drive, Houston, Minn., and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 at the Marlene Schueler-Christensen farm, 43809 County Road 17, Rushford, Minn.

Presenters include Joel Johnson and Marlene Schueler-Christensen (local landowners), Zach Reusch (Private Forester), Jaime Edwards (DNR Nongame Specialist), DNR Forestry and others. They will share information about the steps involved with the prairie and oak savanna restoration efforts at each location. Attendees will benefit from the expert knowledge of foresters and other natural resource specialists, hear the landowners’ experience, and get answers to the following questions:

Why plan my conservation activities?

How do I improve a prairie?

How do I help my forest become more productive?

How can I manage invasive species in sensitive areas?

Anyone with an interest in enhancing forest, prairie or other natural features on their land is welcome. The Root River Watershed Landscape Committee is hosting the field days to show the benefits of Stewardship Planning. Snacks will be provided. RSVP preferred but not required by contacting the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District at 507-765-3878 ext. 3 or email donna.rasmussen@fillmoreswcd.org.



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Apple lovers can expect high quality fruit this harvest season

Wed, Sep 25th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota apple growers are reporting a good crop of apples this fall, despite a later than normal start to harvest. Because of the late spring, most Minnesota apples are ripening about seven to ten days later than usual. To ..... 
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Tractor ride a success

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

An autumn tractor ride drew over 30 tractors from three states for a two-day ride in Bluff Country. The ride, sponsored by the Preston Historical Society, drew tractors from Iowa and Wisconsin as well as Minnesota. “People wagons” and “buddy ..... 
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Grazying crop residues

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator, Fillmore/Houston Counties It appears forages will be at a premium this fall. One way to stretch your feed further into the winter is by having your beef cows graze harvested corn fields. I started to say corns ..... 
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Minnesota conservationists look to dig deep to improve soil health

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Brian DeVore On a recent morning in August, North Dakota farmer Jerry Doan waded into a chest-high stand of cover crops that included millet, a type of sunflower and grazing corn. He explained to a visiting group of Minnesota soil conservationis ..... 
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Multi-species cover crop field day near Harmony

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Agriculture

The benefits of cover crops are becoming more apparent as more farmers use them. A field day will be held Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jim Love farm west of Harmony, Minn. (13748 201st Ave., Preston, Minn.) to discuss these man ..... 
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SIGN UP FOR WORLD DAIRY EXPO BUS TRIP

Tue, Sep 17th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Calmar, Iowa - Join the Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation, and other sponsors on our one-day journey to World Dairy Expo in Madison on Friday, October 4. Friday’s event highlights at World Dairy Expo include the International Gu ..... 
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34th Annual MN IA State Line Plowing Association Field Day

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Agriculture

The 34th Annual MN IA Stateline Horse Plowing Association Field Day will be held Saturday, September 21 on the Mike Mueller farm rain or shine! There will be plowing, disking and dragging with horses and mules. The Mueller farm is located 12 mi. wes ..... 
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Grain Drowning

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Farm Safety Week is a reminder that the fall harvest season is fast approaching. With the anticipation that we will have less than ideal crops to harvest this fall; i.e. wetter tha ..... 
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