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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 the economic value of manure based on the amount of fertilizer replaced, possible yield benefits of manure, the cost of applying manure, how to maximize manure value, and how to use the "What is Manure Worth?" worksheet to calculate manure values for their operation.

An UM Extension Educator and other specialists will be available to help analyze producer results. Limited to 15 participants so RSVP early! RSVP by February 24, 2011, to Dawn Bernau, Nutrient Management Specialist, 900 Washington Street N.W., Preston, MN 55965. Tel 507-765-3878 Ext. 3.

Current Issues in Manure Management

March 3, 2011


Olmsted County Fairgrounds


Attendance at this program will meet the annual education requirements for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Commercial Waste Technician Licensing Program. Preregistration is Required. Contact Dan Vermilyea 507-444-7488

•Sponsor: SE Minnesota Feedlot Officers

•Contact: Dan Vermilyea

•Email: Dan.Vermilyea@co.steele.mn.us

•Web: https://umconnect.umn.edu/roch2011/

Register online:

Michael P. Frauenkron

Assistant Zoning Administrator

Fillmore County Feedlot Officer



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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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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