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Minnesota Farmers Union celebrates Ag Week, and emphasizes the importance of agriculture and a healthy planet


Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, MN, March 14, 2016 – Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) celebrates National Ag week this week. Ag Day, which was celebrated on March 15, 2016, was a day to recognize and celebrate all that agriculture provides to our communities.

“It is important to emphasize all that farming does for our communities. Agriculture provides our food and fiber, provides jobs in our communities and also helps to give back to our rural communities by keeping the dollar turning more than seven times in our rural communities,” said Minnesota Farmers Union President, Doug Peterson, “Minnesota Farmers Union advocates every day for the family farmer and ranchers. Ag week provides a special opportunity to honor our diverse membership and celebrate all aspects of American agriculture.”

Climate change affects all of agriculture – from the ground to the kitchen table; everyone has a reason to care about what is happening to the environment. Together we need to work together to reduce our impact on the environment. The future of agriculture relies on promoting the stewardship and sustainability of our communities now.

Per agday.org every family farmer feeds more than 144 people, a drastic increase from just a few decades ago. American agriculture is doing more and doing it better. We need to keep moving forward to help feed our neighbors while making sure that we are cautious about taking care of the environment to help future generations continue to feed the increasing number of people that are growing in our communities.

You can participate in Ag Day and National Ag week by simply helping spread the positive message of agriculture. You can read more at agday.org



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Free radon and nitrate testing in March

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

Radon gas is found in over half of Fillmore County homes. Radon causes lung cancer. Testing your home for radon is easy, inexpensive, and quick. During March, you may pick up a free kit from one of the radon and nitrate testing clinics mentioned ..... 
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Farmers Win Coop growing strong

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in Mabel Agriculture

The Farmers Win Coop location in Mabel, Minn., is a product of growth and expansion over the years and last summer the location saw another big improvement. Since August of 2014, when a merger between Winneshiek Coop and Fredericksburg Farmers Coo ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

Recycling Education Coordinator This is the second article concerning recyclable containers we prefer to use for our liquid refreshments. The first one dealt with aluminum, this one glass, and the third will be plastic. I am certain that most of ..... 
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Beth LaFleur honored at MN State Horse Show

Mon, Mar 7th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

One of our own adult Fillmore County 4-H volunteers was recognized during the Minnesota State Horse Show Grand Entry event on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Beth LaFleur was presented with the 4-H Horse Project County All Star Volunteer Award, which ..... 
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Fillmore Central senior adopts mustang from Nevada

Mon, Mar 7th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

Fillmore Central senior Theresa Doerr has loved horses since she was a little girl. She got her first horse, Jack, on August 27, 2012. Over the last four years, she has owned a total of seven horses and currently owns five. Last year, Theresa ..... 
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What is resistance in agriculture?

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Mar 7th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

Pesticides and other chemical controls are commonly used in conventional agriculture to improve yield potentials and to protect food supplies. While these tools have been very effective at controlling pest populations, they are not foolproof. Plan ..... 
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New lines of communication and new people at Extension

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

In a recent article I talked about how important on-farm communication is and the same can be said for communication in the Extension office. Outside of education programs, Extension has historically used newspaper, radio and hard copy handouts to ..... 
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Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project holds annual awards banquet

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

The Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project met on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the extension office in Preston for their annual awards banquet and potluck. Everyone brought delicious food to share as they announced awards from the past year. “I enjoyed ..... 
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