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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 Myrah will share their experience as producers of pasture raised lamb taking us From Pasture to Plate.

Bonnie has been an herbal practitioner for 10 years and a student of medicinal plants for 16 years. She loves teaching herbal medicine to others and is the founder of the MidAmerica Herbal Symposium. Bonnie will explore the plants growing in your yard, in the woods, along the creek bank and explain their medicinal qualities. She will start out with a little history and then get into the plants, who they are, what they do, and how they do it. Join Bonnie Kreckow on February 5, 2011, at the Cottage House Inn in Lanesboro at 1:00 PM. There is a cost for the class and payable at the class.

Andrew Bunge from Twin Oak Farm and Christian Myrah from Breezy Bluff Farm will discuss raising and caring of pasture-raised lamb on the family farm. From Pasture to Plate will feature local lamb, how to use a variety of cuts of meat, recipes, and delicious samples. Join Andy and Christian at 3:30 PM February 5, 2011, at Eagle Bluff. There is a cost for the class and payable at the class. Following the class will be Eagle Bluff's February Dinner on the Bluff, a delicious meal of local seasonal foods. Call Eagle Bluff to register for the dinner.

These classes are taught by experienced and entertaining professionals who will engage, educate, and inspire participants to live local and live well. Class size is limited. Please contact Judy Koehn, Lanesboro Local Marketplace at 507-467-2944 to reserve you spot now!




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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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Cattle Feeder Days

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

The U of M Beef Team will be hosting the annual Minnesota Cattle Feeder Day program at five locations in southern Minnesota from December 6-9, 2010. The Southeast program will take place in Rochester on December 9 at 5:30 pm at the La Quinta Inn.
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Buckthorn keeps coming back

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Buckthorn is not the only invasive species we have in southeast Minnesota, but having seen and heard Angela Gupta, University of Minnesota Regional Extension Educator for Forestry, at both the Woodland Advisor-Tree ID class near Caledonia and the Sm ..... 
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University of Minnesota Extension Forage Meetings

Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Come and learn more about Corn Silage Research Results and current issues in forages on Monday, December 6, 2010, at the Good Times Restaurant in Caledonia or the Community Center in St. Charles. A morning program will be held in Caledonia, with reg ..... 
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