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Winslow attends promotion and education conference in Duluth


Sat, Feb 12th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Jean Winslow, of Fillmore County Farm Bureau, joined nearly 100 Farm Bureau members from Minnesota at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Promotion and Education (P&E) Conference January 28-29 at the Holiday Inn in Duluth, Minnesota.

Attendees toured Glensheen Mansion and Duluth Seaway Port Authority.

During the conference, they heard from featured presenters Chris Chinn, a Missouri farmer and past American Farm Bureau Federation YF&R chair, and Dave Martosko-Center for consumer freedom.

In addition, they heard presentations on strategies for success - Minnesota Farmers CARE, animals, environment, food, family, media training, grant writing, planting positive perceptions of agriculture and make and take, hands on classroom activities.

Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap and Minnesota Corn Growers President Greg Schwarz also addressed conference participants.

The conference was sponsored by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation P&E State Committee. The 2012 conference is scheduled for January 27-28 in Rochester. For more information about Minnesota Farm Bureau, contact your local Farm Bureau office, log onto www.fbmn.org.



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Feedlot Korner Manure and air quality events

Sat, Feb 12th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Value Of Manure Workshop

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Rushford Village Hall

Rushford, MN

This "Value of Manure" education workshop is a three-hour event where crop and livestock producers will learn th ..... 
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Manure Value Workshop

Fri, Feb 4th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



A Manure Value Workshop has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 2nd, at the Rushford Village Hall. The session will be from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

Extension Educator Jose Hernandez will lead the workshops with assistance from the works ..... 
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Local professionals explore medicinal herbs and farm raised meat

Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Lanesboro, MN - January 18, 2011 - Lanesboro Local Marketplace is hosting two enrichment classes on February 5, 2011. Bonnie Kreckow, a clinical herbalist will give an introduction to herbal medicine - Nature's pharmacy. Andrew Bunge and Christian M ..... 
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Tour de Forage

Sun, Jan 23rd, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



Rochester is one of the stops on the Tour de Forage, sponsored by the Southeast Minnesota Forage Council and MFA Winter Meeting and will feature keynote speakers Neal Martin and Paul Peterson. The event will be held at the UCR Heintz Center, ..... 
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Private pesticide recertification opportunities

Sun, Jan 23rd, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



Farmers needing to renew their Private Pesticide Certification have three options. They can attend a Recertification Workshop instead of retesting; this is the fifth year of this option. Or, they can complete the test as a home study course, ..... 
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Accepting Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications now

Sun, Jan 23rd, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms should apply now for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) administered by the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
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Farm service agency news

Fri, Jan 14th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

By Tammy Martin

SURE Signup

Signup for the 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) began Jan. 10, 2011. SURE provides benefits for 2008 - 2011 crop year farm revenue losses due to natural disasters.

A farm enrolled ..... 
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Sat, Dec 11th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

The 2011 Winter Crops Day will be held at the Good Times Restaurant in Caledonia on Wednesday, January 12th. Registration begins at 8:30 with the program beginning with the Crop Year Review at 9:00 am. The most current material related to cropping i ..... 
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