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Crop production field day


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

A Crop Production Field day will be held on the Lawler Farm on Wednesday, August 29. The University of Minnesota has conducted agronomic research at this location for 25 years. Come and learn about new and existing research activities in southeast Minnesota. There is no fee to attend this program and it is open to the public.

The Lawler Farm is located at 930 70th Avenue, NE, Eyota MN 55934 five miles east of Rochester. Travel east on County Road 9 (College View Road) about 4.5 miles, turn north on County Road 119 (70th Avenue NE) turn by the Lawler Bottle Gas Plant, the site is 0.2 miles north on your left.

The day begins with registration and refreshments at 9:00 am. Topics begin at 9:30 am with an Overview of Research Conducted at the Site; followed by Corn and Soybean Performance Trials; Enhancing Continuous Corn Production with N, P and S Starter Fertilizers; the morning will conclude with remarks and the speakers will be available to answer questions. The speakers include: Lisa Behnken, Extension Educator, Crops; Fritz Breitenbach, Integrated Pest Management Specialist; Ryan Miller, Extension Educator, Crops; Jeff Vetsch, Asst. Scientist, U of M, Southern Research and Outreach center; and Tom Hoverstad, Scientist, U of M, Southern Research and Outreach Center.

For further information visit the SROC website: http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu



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Apply today for the American Farm Bureau County Activities of Excellence contest

Tue, Aug 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Farmers and county Farm Bureaus across Minnesota are encouraged to apply for the County Activities of Excellence (CAE) program. This national contest is designed to celebrate and recognize successful county programs and activities. With a focus on t ..... 
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Small scale pork and poultry production

By Jerrold Tesmer

Tue, Aug 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

On the afternoon of August 25th, Hoch Orchard and Gardens will host University of Minnesota Extension for a field workshop on poultry and hog production near La Crescent, Minnesota. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about free-range poul ..... 
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Organic farm report shows fairly strong farm performance last year

Mon, Aug 13th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A new report issued by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) shows that 2011 was generally a good year for certified organic crop producers in the state, and somewhat challenging for organic dairy farms, although there was ..... 
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Members sought for new Dairy Research, Teaching and Consumer Education Authority

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking members to fill six positions on a new Minnesota Dairy Research, Teaching and Consumer Education Authority. Authorized by Minnesota Statute, the nine-member Dairy Authority ..... 
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Bratland Family recognized as a 2012 “U of M Farm Family” for Houston County

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties Gerald and Judy Bratland (Viking Valley Farm) of Spring Grove has been named Houston County’s “2012 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. Viking Valley Farm is ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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]
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