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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- Deb Haugstad; Youth Vice Chair- Austen Whitacre, Adult Vice Chair- Lisa Apenhorst, Youth Secretary- Gabriella Yonts, Adult Secretary- Pam Morrow, Youth Treasurer- Kimberly Morrow, Adult Treasurer- Deb Leutink, Youth Reporters/ Historians- Michala Morrow & Heather Apenhorst, and Adult Reporter/Historian- Jackie Whitacre.

On January 20, 2013 the Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project held its Annual Banquet at the Extension Office in Preston, MN. Members and parents gathered for potluck dinner, project meeting and the annual awards program. Members were presented horse related awards in two categories for participation in the horse project.

Awards for hours spent with their horse went to: Nicole Sebastian, Kira Nelson, Lexie Eberley, Haley Schwinefus, Jackie Apenhorst, Heather Apenhorst, and Jenna Blumer.

Awards for activity participation went to: Lexie Eberley, Jackie Apenhorst, Heather Apenhorst, Jenna Blumer and Haley Schwinefus.

Cloverbud recognition went to: Jolene Leutink and Malia Tessum.

Four other awards categories were voted on by the horse project members after the events of the Fillmore County 4-H Horse Show at the Fillmore County Fair last July and trophies were awarded to the following members for: Most Memorable Ride-Sydney Johnson; Most Improved Riders-Courtney Nelson and Megan Schultz; Herdspersons of the Year-Kira Nelson and Nicole Sebastian; Horse Person of the Year-Nashia Soland.

The next 4-H Horse Project meeting will be March 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Fillmore County Extension Conference Room. All members enrolled in the 4-H horse project are welcome to attend.



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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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Feedlot Re-Registrations

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Mike Frauenkron, Fillmore County Feedlot Officer Welcome to a New Year 2013. After a long medical absence from the Feedlot Office it is great to be back. It is that time of year again when Feedlots that re-registered in 2009 have to update their Re ..... 
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Unique partnership forged to answer key water quality questions

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Kevin Kuehner, MN Dept. of Ag, and Joe Magee, SWCD Water Plan Coordinator Do you ever wonder how much sediment was lost from a field during last summer’s largest rainstorm or how runoff from an individual farm affects streams and rivers miles awa ..... 
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Riparian Buffer easement dollars now available through RIM program

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Rick Grooters, Conservation Specialist Do you have Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres soon expiring? Do you want to improve the water quality on your farm and provide better habitat for the wildlife? Money is now available for riparian bu ..... 
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