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Beef rotational grazing tour


By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties

A Rotational Grazing Tour will take place on Saturday, August 11, 9:30 am - 12 noon at the Jerry and Susie Frank farm 10775 Frank Rd., 3 miles North of Caledonia, MN, just off Highway 44. There will be signs on State Hwy 44 pointing to Frank Road. Registration begins at 9:00. There is no pre-registration and no cost.

There will be discussion of rotational grazing system for 100 beef cow calf pairs. Topics will include fence, pipeline and watering system, yield differences for nitrogen applications on pasture that already has enough legume to fix nitrogen, method for determining pasture yields, forage quality vs. soil test levels. Contact John Zinn, NRCS Grazing Specialist, john.zinn@mn.usda.gov, 507-289-7454 ext. 115; Root River Watershed and Whitewater Watershed Grazing Specialist Dean Thomas, dean.thomas@fillmoreswcd.org, 507-765-3878, ext #3; or University of Minnesota Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Jerrold Tesmer, tesme001@umn.edu, Fillmore: 507-765-3896, Houston: 507-725-5807 for further information. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.



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County committee nomination deadline nears

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers may begin nominating eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees. “County committees play a vital role in the administration of federal farm programs and the pos ..... 
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SWCD extends cover crop deadline to July 31

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has extended the deadline for signup for its cover crop program to Tuesday, July 31. Anyone who is interested should contact the SWCD office at (507)765-3878, ext. 3 or email [Read the Rest]

Calling all aspiring farmers and everyone who eats meat

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

Lanesboro, MN – Consider this hot question concerning the future supply of beef, chicken and pork: Is it really possible to live a happier, healthier lifestyle and, at the same time, save the family farm, raise animals humanly, reduce your carbon ..... 
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Minnesota Pork Ambassador Winslow attends MAAI

Fri, Jul 6th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

Minnesota Pork Ambassador Katie Winslow of Fountain attended the 17th annual Minnesota Agricultural Ambassador Institute (MAAI) in Red Wing and southeastern Minnesota. The MAAI program combines hands-on activities, speakers and tours that encour ..... 
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Nitrogen management for alfalfa-corn rotations field day

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jul 6th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota Extension Corn Agronomists, Matt Yost, University of Minnesota Extension Research Assistant, and Michael Russelle, USDA-ARS Soil Scientist are conducting research on N credits from alfalfa to corn. This year, t ..... 
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Raspberry renovation

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jul 6th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jake Overgaard of University of Minnesota Extension Winona County will be giving a free on-farm workshop July 14th, from 1-2 pm on raspberry renovation at Hoch Orchard and Gardens near La Crescent, Minnesota. Participants will learn how raspberry p ..... 
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Challenging corporate abuse of power brings citizens together

Fri, Jul 6th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

RUSHFORD, Minn. — Over 100 farmers, small business owners and other rural residents came together in Rushford last night at a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) meeting to discuss how excessive corporate power negatively affects almost every aspect of ..... 
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Crop management tour

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

The 2012 Crop Management Tour will be held at the University Center, Rochester, on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 am. The tour will provide research-based information for crop producers, crop consul ..... 
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