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Dairy Night on the Farm will be held June 29


Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Agriculture

By Barb Jeffers

Dairy night on the Farm will be held on June 29, 2013 at Boettcher Dairy near Wykoff, Minn. Curtis and Cheryle Boettcher are in partnership with their sons Brian and Chad to run Boettcher Dairy and are looking forward to hosting the event.

This is not the first event they have held with the American Dairy Association (ADA). Twenty years ago the Boettchers hosted the first ever Dairy Breakfast on the Farm.

This year’s Dairy night on the Farm will feature the American Dairy Association serving cheeseburgers, Hamburgers, Macaroni Salad, Beans and of course, milk, to visitors. The ADA will also have their malt and ice cream wagon at the event to serve visitors their frozen favorites.

The kids will surely enjoy the bounce house that will be on site as well as other activities. There will be calves available for the children to see and interact with, and the kids will get to tour the farm to see how a dairy farm operates and find out where the milk they drink comes from.

2013 Dairy Princess Margaret Alexander will also participate in Dairy Night on the Farm. Margaret is the daughter of Tom and Ruth Alexander of Canton, Minn. Margaret was crowned 2013 Dairy Princess on April 6, 2013.

The Boettchers are expecting a very large crowd as the farm is equipped with robotic milkers, and many people in the area are not familiar with robotics and have expressed their anxiousness to see the robots milk the cows.

Boettcher Dairy is located at 18688 State Highway 16, Wykoff, Minn. The hours of Dairy Night on the Farm will be 5:30 - 8:30 pm.



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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By LaVerne C. Paulson Each of us has, more than once, cleaned up broken glass from a bottle or jar. It is not a pleasant task with all those little chips and shards that are produced during the shattering. However, we continue to purchase food in ..... 
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Prevented Plant and Cover Crops

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Jill Sackett, Local Extension Educator, Conservation Agronomist, has passed along this information on opting for Prevented Plant acres this spring. Be sure to talk to your insuranc ..... 
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Should I wait longer to cut alfalfa?

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Dan Martens, Extension Educator Stearns/Benton Counties, gathered these thoughts from several Regional and State Specialists on the current alfalfa situation. This is what he had to say, “I hope I’ve represented these three perspectives correctl ..... 
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Hay shortage affecting farmers

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Local farmers are dealing with a situation - which farmers often do. This time, the situation is a shortage of hay and it’s not only local farmers who are feeling the effects. There are many critical factors in farming, and hay is one piece ..... 
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Winona/Root River Pheasants Forever chapter offers financial assistance to landowners

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Winona, Minn. - The Winona/Root River Pheasants Forever chapter is offering landowners and farmers in Winona, Fillmore, and Houston Counties with additional financial assistance to make enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) a more fin ..... 
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Employment skills for today - planning for success

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties The University of Minnesota Extension will be conducting a workshop in Rochester that addresses information & strategies for agricultural workforce management. It is supported by A ..... 
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Summer came and so did Farm Safety Day Camp!

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Another beautiful day for the joint Fillmore/Houston fourth grade Farm Safety Day Camp held at the Mabel Steam Engine Grounds. The farmer volunteers were planting corn like crazy last Tuesday, so we had a number of very capable substitutes at Farm S ..... 
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Community partners can make the difference: Stormwater Mini-Grant Program

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Fillmore County SWCD has received $45,000 in Clean Water Funds to be offered as mini-grants for projects that reduce or treat stormwater runoff to local streams. Is your community or nonprofit organization interested in planting a rain garden? ..... 
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