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Conservation Practices Tour


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties

If you are interested in water quality, dairy grazing, sediment control structures, and other NRCS, SWCD programs, you will want to attend the Conservation Practices Tour. This very interesting tour has been organized by Whitewater River Watershed Project Farmer Led Council. The event will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 9am-2pm with the Charter bus leaving from the St. Charles City Hall (830 Whitewater Ave) at 9:00 am.

We will visit a dairy grazing operation, sediment control structures, and learn about programs through NRCS and local SWCDs. Justin Watkins of MPCA will also be giving an informational presentation on nitrates in the region’s watersheds.

The cost is $5 which includes a meal. Preregistration is required, call 507-457-6521 and leave a message to RSVP or email whitewaterwatershed@gmail.com, payment will be accepted the day of the event



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A gift of another chance

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The rescue of 55 horses, mules and donkeys last November 29 from a property in Beaver Township, Fillmore County has provided the gift of another chance for the survivors. Five died or had to be put down soon after the rescue due to severe health is ..... 
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Battling Stubborn Weeds

Tue, Mar 19th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Minnesota and What You Need to Know Farmers battle weeds in their fields every year. With the introduction of new herbicides and other tools to the market in the last 20 years, many farmers believed they had the weapon ..... 
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Silica sand mining voted down

By Andy Siefert

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Andy Seifert On Wednesday, March 12, St. Charles City Council mayor William Spitzer motioned against three annexation petitions seeking to designate land for a frac sand processing plant. Council Members voted unanimously for a resolution settin ..... 
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Selling Wild Mushrooms

By Jerrold Tesmer

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Soon after I was hired, I was advised, “When someone calls with a question, you might as well find out the answer, because others will have the same question.” I’ve now had ..... 
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Fillmore County 4-H kicks off 2nd Annual Gold Card Fundraiser

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Between now and the first week of April, 4-H families throughout Fillmore County will be selling Gold Cards, which are coupon cards to various merchants throughout Fillmore County. There are 31 Fillmore County businesses on the cards including gas ..... 
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Summer conservation apprentice opportunity

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

A summer apprenticeship position for a young adult, age 18-25, is available at the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) through Conservation Corps Minnesota. The SWCD has been chosen as one of several placement sites throughout the s ..... 
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Katelyn Ristau 2013 Minnesota Simmental Queen

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The Minnesota Simmental Association is excited to present Katelyn Ristau, daughter of Doug and Deb Ristau of Preston as the 2013 Minnesota Simmental Queen. She was crowned at the 40th annual MN Simmental Banquet held on February 22 in Rochester, Min ..... 
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Forages for “U” Workshop

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Forages For “U” Workshop will be offered March 21 in Rushford at the Lynndyn Bridge Restaurant. It will feature Dr. Dan Undersander, Extension Forage Specialist, University of Wisconsin. At the workshop key forage production and management i ..... 
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