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Local conservationists to be honored as area finalists at State Soil and Water Conservation District convention


Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) has named Duschee Hills Dairy LLC of Lanesboro as one of eight Area Finalists in the 2012 Outstanding Conservationist Award Program. Pat and Chris Troendle and Ben and Darla Taylor will be recognized at a December 4th luncheon at MASWCD’s 76th annual convention in Bloomington. The awards program recognizes farm families, individuals, conservation organizations and other groups for their accomplishments in implementing conservation practices and improving Minnesota’s natural resources.

Of the eight Area Finalists, one will be announced as the State’s Outstanding Conservationalist of the Year at the December 4th luncheon.

“We’re proud of the Troendle and Taylor families for what they’ve done in conserving our natural resources in our area,” said Pamela Mensink, suerpvisor of the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District, which nominated Duschee Hills Dairy LLC for the award. “It’s great to be able to recognize the work they’ve done locally. They’ve provided a wonderful example for us by protecting their nearly 300 acres of sensitive with hay in contour strips which are connected by a network of waterways and buffers. Minimum tillage, cover crops, nutrient management and pest management ensure that the land will remain productive for future generations,” she said.

MASWCD, with support from The Farmer magazine, sponsors the Outstanding Conservationist Award Program.



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Public hearings set for mining ordinances

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

By Karen Reisner The Planning Commission at their October 18 meeting discussed the revisions to Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance 721 and the draft of the new Ordinance 736 that will deal specifically with industrial mining. After some discussion ..... 
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Pork producers resilient

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

By Kirsten Zoellner It’s no secret that this summer and fall have been rough ones for our local farmers. The effects of this summer’s drought has led to high feed prices which in turn has led to some livestock producers having to sell and slau ..... 
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Minnesota Legislative Candidate Ag Forum

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

By Karen Reisner Local candidates answered questions from Dave Mensink, Fillmore County Pork Producers, and Jeff Eickhoff, Fillmore County Farm Bureau, at a forum hosted by the Southeast Minnesota Ag Alliance. The candidate ideas were broadcast li ..... 
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Fall pasture management more important this year

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Source: John Zinn, NRCS Grazing Specialist Pastures and Producers experienced stress this year. Get your pastures ready for winter and prepared for next year’s growing season by taking action this fall. Soil Test …Don’t Guess! If you have ..... 
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Preconditioning?

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Source: Timothy J. Goldsmith DVM, MPH, DACVPM, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine It is the time of the year to start considering the marketing of your calves. I ..... 
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The MN State Fair media trip

By Austen Whitacre

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

The state fair is known for many things. All the animals, the great food, the fair even has rides for all ages. So with all this stuff going on, who is making sure that every one that isn’t visiting this fair knows what is going on? Well this year ..... 
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Farmers had a field day on September 14

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

By Barb Jeffers A Field Day was held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Simon Farms near Harmony, Minn. from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with owner Josh Simon on hand sharing his experiences with visitors. The Field Day was sponsored by Crop Production Servic ..... 
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4H at the State Fair

By Austen Whitacre

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

By Austen Whitacre 4-H is a national organization for youth who want to learn leadership and life skills. The youth that participate can choose a lot of different project areas to be a part of. After talking with Travis Troendle at the state fair ..... 
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