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Farm Safety Day Camp VII


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties

The seventh joint Fillmore/Houston County fourth grade Farm Safety Day Camp is being held on Tuesday, May 14th at the Mabel Steam Engine Grounds. The event has 455 students registered, representing thirteen schools in the two counties.

During the day, they will hear presentations on basic first aid, fire extinguishers, calling 911, lawn mower safety, ATV safety, tractor rollovers, livestock safety, general farm safety, danger of grain drowning, sun safety and using seat belts, electrical safety, and PTO safety. MedLink Air from Gundersen Lutheran working with the Mabel Ambulance Crew is scheduled to be present in the morning.

The Fillmore County Pork Producers are serving lunch to nearly 600 people, in addition to the fourth grade students; there are teachers, volunteer presenters, and FFA members. The lunch includes pulled pork, white & chocolate milk provided by the Fillmore County ADA, Houston DHIA, Fillmore County DHIA, and Houston County ADA; the Rushford, Preston, and Harmony IGA’s are providing chips, with bananas coming from Kwik Trip.

The Mabel-Canton, Spring Grove, Fillmore Central, Rushford-Peterson, and Caledonia FFA members will serve as group leaders, assist presenters, do presentations, and provide many other valuable services. Each student will receive two farm safety books to take home. Generation X Construction and the Lanesboro Sales Commission help fund t-shirts for each student and FFA member assisting.

Generous financial support comes from many area businesses and organizations; From Caledonia: Caledonia Bakery, Caledonia Veterinary Clinic, Ellingson Motors, SNO PAC Foods, Danielson Insurance Agency, Inc., Portland Prairie Embryo Services, Caledonia Haulers, Inc., Miken Sports, Loveless-Eikens American Legion Post 191, Caledonia Implement Co., SEMA, Mayo Clinic Health System, Webke Tires, and Farm Bureau Insurance-Audre Myrah. From Eitzen: Hammell Equipment Inc., and Eitzen State Bank. From Canton: First Southeast Bank. From Chatfield: Chosen Valley Veterinary Clinic, GP Truck Painting, Hammell Equipment Inc., Olmsted Medical Center, and Manahan Machine Shop. From Fountain: First State Bank of Fountain, Drury Furniture, and K & R Equipment. From Harmony: First Southeast Bank, Hammell Equipment, Inc., Morem Electric, Inc., and Bluff Country Computer Works. From Houston: Eastwood Bank, Ace Telephone .....
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Names and Bling for the Owlets

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

By Karla Bloem Houston, Minn. -- The three owlets hatched in March as part of the International Owl Center’s Great Horned Owl breeding project now have names as well as bands. As a condition of the state and federal permits required for the pro ..... 
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Beef Brings $Billions

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

From Minnesota Department of Agriculture We’ve all heard the catchy slogan “Beef, it’s what’s for dinner! Well, May is Beef Month in Minnesota and if you’d ask “Where’s the Beef?” we’d say it’s right here in our state. In fact, ..... 
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Beef that’s close to home

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Jason Sethre In Fillmore County, there are quite a few beef farmers and quite a few beef eaters. Whether steaks, burgers or roasts in a crock pot, local residents like their beef. But, how much of the locally raised beef circulates within Fil ..... 
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Fillmore County is home to MSA Queen

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Mitchell Walbridge Royal titles of queen and princess are not just limited to the monarchies of the world as Fillmore County is considered home for 20 year-old Minnesota Simmental Association Queen Katie Ristau. But not everyone can be queen, as ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator Used motor oil and used oil filters should be recycled. Recycling them will not only help save resources and energy, but will also protect the environment. I might also add that it is illegal ..... 
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New Board of Animal Health rules address needs of today

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN - The Minnesota Board of Animal Health today announced that its new rules are now in effect. The Board has been working with livestock groups to adopt rules that allow the Board to control diseases and are sensible for Minnesota farmers ..... 
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Youth Tractor Safety Classes Offered

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The twenty-fourth joint annual youth tractor safety training is being planned for Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, June 7. The training sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 2:30 p.m. each day. Brad Harguth, Caledonia High School Ag Instructor ..... 
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Another sinkhole

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

As most passers-by on Highway 52, just North of Fountain, Minn., have noticed in recent days a fairly large sinkhole has opened up about a quarter mile outside of town on the West side of the road. Being conspicuously placed along the roadside it h ..... 
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