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No-till Field Day


By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

A No-Till Field Day will be held Thursday, June 28 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Arden and Travis Willford Farm 4.5 miles southeast of Harmony (watch for signs). There is no pre-registration and no fee to attend.

Speakers and topics include: Jim Fasching, Midwest Labs, Soil amendments and soil sampling techniques for no till; Nick Heronimus, Syngenta Seeds, Seed varieties for no till; Gary Thome, Economist, Riverland Technical College, Economics of no till; and a Farmer Panel speaking about their no till experience. A number of pieces of equipment will be on display.

Sponsors include: F & M Community Bank, Preston; Fillmore County Corn Growers; CPS, Harmony; and J & S Repair, Grand Meadow. Organizers include: Fillmore SWCD, USDA NRCS, and University of Minnesota Extension.

Lunch will be served by the Fillmore County Pork Producers. For further information contact Dean Thomas, Fillmore SWCD, 507-765-3878.



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Ag values up about twenty percent

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

County Assessor Cynthia Blagsvedt gave an overview of property valuations across the county at the Fillmore County Board of Appeal and Equalization on June 12. One fact that stands out is that agricultural land has again seen a marked increase over ..... 
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Ag nutrient storage and heifer grazing field days

By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Two for the price of one! Two field days will take place at Brian Hazel’s farm on Tuesday, June 19. Brian has graciously consented to host an Ag Nutrient Storage Field Day in the morning and Dairy Heifer Grazing Field Day following lunch. You are ..... 
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The Do’s and Don'ts of Dairy

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

“Drink milk. No, wait! Don’t drink milk. Oh, wait; our bad. Drink milk after all.” Similar to the butter versus margarine debate of the 90s, this is the rhetoric that bounces around, confusing the lot of us and making healthful nutrition decis ..... 
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Dairy is big business in Fillmore County

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Fillmore County has many dairy farms; 86 of them as of 2010, the vast majority of them run by families. These farms provide much more than milk and other dairy products. They do a lot for the local economy by supplying jobs as well. The milk they pr ..... 
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Sheep management practices workshop

By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Sheep are a great animal to raise on farms both large and small, and large numbers aren’t necessary to make it worthwhile. That fact is demonstrated by the USDA Statistical Service (NASS) numbers released for 2011. Of all sheep operations in the U ..... 
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Farm Safety Day Camp VI

By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

The sixth joint Fillmore/Houston County fourth grade Farm Safety Day Camp is being held on Tuesday, May 15 at the Mabel Steam Engine Grounds. The event has 485 students registered, representing all fifteen schools in the two counties. During the d ..... 
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FFA Chapters honored for Agricultural Literacy at State FFA Convention

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Nineteen FFA chapters from across the state were recognized at the first general session of the 83rd Minnesota FFA Convention at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for their efforts to increase agricultural literacy in their communities. FFA ..... 
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What does it take to earn a living on the farm?

By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Each year when the adult farm management data becomes available, Gary A. Hachfeld, Extension Educator for Ag Business Management, University of Minnesota Extension, updates the statistics. It is designed to let non-farm (and some farm) folks know wh ..... 
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