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Fillmore County to crown Dairy Princess


Thu, Mar 28th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The crowning of the new Fillmore County Dairy Royalty will be held April 6th, 2013 in Preston, MN at St Columban’s Church. The Dairy Princess Coronation and Ambassador Recognition will be held at 1:00pm. The coronation is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

The candidates will be judged on their communication skills, personality, enthusiasm for dairy promotion and general knowledge of the dairy industry.

2013 Princess Candidates are:

•Margaret Alexander, daughter of Tom and Ruth Alexander, of Canton. She is sponsored by Steuart Laboratories.

•Melanie Woods, daughter of Daniel and Patti Woods, of Ostrander. She is sponsored by Jim and Randi Wingert.

The Dairy Princess program is sponsored by the Fillmore County American Dairy Association, which helps to promote dairy products.



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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 ver ..... 
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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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