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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, both registered and grade dairy cattle. There is no cost to enter and each exhibitor will receive a t-shirt. All entries must be postmarked by June 1 or the exhibitor will be charged a $10 late fee. Entry forms may be obtained online from the Minnesota Holstein website or from www.extension.umn.edu/county/template/index.aspx?countyID=28 or by calling 507-495-3136.

The purpose of this one day show is to give southeastern Minnesota youth the opportunity to compete against youth beyond their own county fairs and to serve as a warm up to the upcoming show season. If you have questions, call 507-724-2330.




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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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Extension Notes

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



Caledonia Area Community Education and Houston County Master Gardeners would like to invite all current or interested gardeners to attend the first ever "Growing Green" Gardening Workshop on April 2, 2011. The day is centered on growing and ..... 
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Getting efficient with nitrogen fertilizer

Fri, Feb 18th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Extension Notes

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston counties

Fertilizer cost has gone from the fifth highest expense to the highest expense in the last five years! Based on the Wisconsin "PEPS" Program for corn s ..... 
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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.

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