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2013 Tour de Forage


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties

The keynote speaker for the 2013 Tour de Forage is Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His topic will be “Benefits of Alfalfa in Crop Rotations & Soil Health.” The Tour de Forage will be held at the Clarion Inn (former Holiday Inn South) 1630 S Broadway Ave, Rochester MN. Registration begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, February 7.

Other topics and speakers at the Tour de Forage will be: “Feed, Forage, & Land Prices: What is a Producer to Do?”, Jim Paulson, University of Minnesota Extension; “Foliar Fungicides in Alfalfa: Effect of the Foliar Fungicide Headline on Disease & Yield in Alfalfa,” Deb Samac, University of Minnesota; “2012 On Farm Results & Recommendations for 2013,” Jeremy Hullopeter, BASF; and “What’s Going on at NRCS,” John Zinn, NRCS.

Preregistration is requested, but not required, to make adequate meal plans and efficient use of resources. Online registration is available at: www.midwestforage.org Registration is $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. For questions on presentations, contact: Jim Paulson – 507-251-4694 or jcp@umn.edu




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Minnesota Farm Bureau announces YF&R Discussion Meet semi-finalists

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee held the preliminary rounds of the Discussion Meet at the MFBF Leadership Conference at the Hilton Airport in Bloomington on January 26. Contestants were judged ..... 
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Minnesota Beef Cow/Calf Days

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The University of Minnesota Extension Service and Beef Team will again offer the Cow/Calf Day program on February 14. The Southeast Minesota program will be in Rochester at the Rochester Event Center, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. The Minnesota Board of Anima ..... 
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Fillmore County 4-H horse project

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

University of Minnesota Extension – Fillmore County The Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project started off the new 4-H year by electing new officers on November 5, 2012. The following offices were filled: Youth Chair- Jackie Apenhorst, Adult Chair- De ..... 
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Farm Family recognition nominations

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Fillmore County Extension Committee is asking your help in identifying potential farm families for recognition by the University of Minnesota. The Farm Family Recognition Program has existed for over two decades and honors farm families througho ..... 
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Farmland sales rush could spell short supply on higher values in 2013

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

OMAHA, Neb. – Economic uncertainty had some non-operating farmland owners rushing to sell, which was evident in the last three months of the year, according to Farmers National Company, the largest farmland and ranchland real estate company in the ..... 
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Private Pesticide Certification Workshops

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Six Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Workshops have been scheduled for Fillmore, Houston, and Winona Counties. If you are one of the 138 in Fillmore County, one of the 132 i ..... 
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POET producing corn oil at 25 biorefineries

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Twenty-five of POET’s network of 27 biorefineries have now installed its patent-pending corn oil technology, bringing its total capacity to approximately 250,000 tons per year, enough feedstock to produce 68 million gallons of biodiesel annually. ..... 
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Private Pesticide Certification Workshops

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Six Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Workshops have been scheduled for Fillmore, Houston, and Winona Counties. If you are one of the 138 in Fillmore County, one of the 132 in Houston County, or one of the 97 in Winona County due for recert ..... 
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