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Greenleaf Angus named 2011 MN Breeder of the year


Fri, Apr 8th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Greenleaf Angus, Lavonne and the late Lynn G. Mensink of Preston, were honored by the Minnesota Angus Association as the 2011 Breeder of the Year. The award was presented to Mrs. Mensink by the association and their family by Association President, Dusty Martin of Blue Earth, MN, at the 2011 Association Annual Banquet held March 5 at the Cannon Golf Club in Cannon Falls, MN. The Mensinks have been involved in raising registered Angus cattle for 25 years. Mensink was a dedicated member of the Minnesota Angus Association for many years. Mensink passed away on February 5, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 67 years old. Mensink will be remembered for his dedication to his faith, his family and his farm.

Junior members were also recognized at the annual banquet for their achievements over the past year. Ellin Stolp of Oronoco receiving an embroidered jacket for the Show Steer of the year. Her steer was named champion at the MN Beef Expo and the MN Spring Classic last year. Also received an embroidered jacket was Matt Purfeerst of Faribault, MN. His heifer received numerous championships throughout 2010 including the Champion Angus Heifer at the MN State Fair Open Angus Show. Two Minnesota Junior members received $500 scholarships from the Association based on their involvement with the Junior Angus Association and scholastic achievement. Chelsey Drysdale of Wabasha and Andrew Scholtz received the scholarships. Selected as Miss Minnesota Angus for 2011 were Stacey Glaess of Cannon Falls and Ellin Stolp of Oronoco. They will represent MN Angus Breeders during the year at various livestock shows and other events.

Prior to the banquet, the association held its annual meeting. Elected to the Board of Directors to a three year term was Robert Nord of Wolverton, MN. Greg Johnson of Pipestone was re-elected to the Board of Directors for his third term. Mark Holman, Fountain, was re-elected to a second term. Following the annual meeting, the board of directors selected their officers. Dusty Martin of Blue Earth will continue for a second year as president. Mark Holmen will also continue on as vice president for his second year. Other members to the board of directors include Dick Walser, Minnesota Lake; Randy Mitteness, Benson; Tom Bullerman, Adrian. Jim Scharpe serves the Association as executive secretary.

The Minnesota Angus Association Auxiliary also held its annual meeting on March 4.

Becky Holmen, Fountain, will .....
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Farm service agency news

Fri, Apr 8th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



CRP Signup Ends April 15

Farmers and ranchers have until April 15 to enroll eligible land into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) during the general sign-up period, which opened in March.

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Extension Notes

Fri, Apr 8th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



Visit two Winona County Minnesota grape growing operations to discuss "bud break," young shoots and other spring grape growing issues on Saturday, April 30, from 9:30 am to 4 pm.

In the morning, you will tour Bob and April Heiring's n ..... 
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Ninth annual Dairy Show

Wed, Apr 6th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

The ninth annual Southeast Minnesota All-Breeds Youth Dairy Show will be held on Friday, June 10 at 10:30 am at the Houston County Fairgrounds in Caledonia, MN. This show is for all youth ages 20 years old and younger and will include all breeds, bo ..... 
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Extension Notes

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



Earlier this winter I completed the Houston County Land Rent Survey, and now have results from the Fillmore County Land Rent Survey. In those two surveys not one landlord or renter projected rents to decline from 2010 to 2011. So is this a l ..... 
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Farm service agency news

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



Enrollment for the 2011 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) has begun and will continue through June 1, 2011.

USDA computes DCP Program payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm. Eligible producers ..... 
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Dairy princess to be crowned Saturday in Preston

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

The crowning of the new Fillmore County Dairy Princess will be held Saturday, April 2nd, at St. Columban's Catholic Church in Preston at 1:00pm. The public is welcome to attend.

The princess candidates are Alyssa Vrieze from Spring Valley, K ..... 
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Grazing cover crops

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Extension Notes

A Grazing Cover Crops Field Day will be held Saturday, April 2nd, from 1:00 ~ 3:00 pm at the Mike (Tom) Boelter Farm, 29254 181st Avenue, Wykoff, MN. There is no fee and no pre-registration needed for this event.

Direc ..... 
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Consider pros, cons, timing of ground rolling in soybean production

Fri, Mar 4th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



The idea of using land rollers is somewhat novel to row-crop farmers, but alfalfa producers have been rolling fields for decades. Ground roller equipment sales have increased substantially in the past five years, with soybean producers as a ..... 
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