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Fourth grade Farm Safety Day


Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

To quote and old TV show, "I love it when a plan comes together!"

It just keeps getting better! I might be talking about the beautiful weather we had last Tuesday during the fourth grade Farm Safety Day Camp at the Mabel Steam Engine Grounds, or the enthusiasm of the students, or the excellent response I received from teachers about the presentations. It takes a lot of community support to make an event like this possible!

And now, these are the people I would like to thank!

The 393 students, their teachers, and chaperones from 12 schools, the fourth grade classes from Fillmore Central, Houston, Rushford-Peterson, Lanesboro, St. John's Wykoff, St. John's Caledonia, St. Mary's Caledonia, Chatfield, Mabel-Canton, Spring Grove, La Crescent, Crucifixion La Crescent, and fourteen independent students. The city of Mabel provided much needed support from the EMT ambulance crew, fire department, and use of the Steam Engine Grounds. Plus, the Hesper-Mabel Historical Old Barn is a great place to serve lunch.

T-shirts sponsors were GenerationX Construction and the Lanesboro Sales Commission. Cash sponsors include: Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company, Spring Valley; Ace Telephone Association, Houston; Sno Pac Foods, Inc., Caledonia; Gehling Implement & Auction Company, Inc., Preston; Kraus Oil & Country Store, Spring Grove & Caledonia; Hammell Equipment, Inc., Eitzen; Hammell Equipment, Inc., Chatfield; First Southeast Bank, Harmony; Shooting Star Native Seeds, Inc., Spring Grove; Ostrander Farmers Coop; Houston County DHIA; Fillmore County ADA; Bank of the West-Caledonia & Mabel; Houston County ADA; Buster's Country Meats; Eastwood Bank, Rochester; Chosen Valley Veterinary Clinic; Legion Post #191, Caledonia; Root River State Bank, Chatfield; AgStar Financial Services, Rochester; Southern MN Initiative Foundation; American Family Insurance, Preston; Caledonia Haulers, Inc.; Eitzen State Bank & Staggemeyer Insurance & Wagner Insurance, Eitzen; Franciscan Skemp; Hoff Funeral Home, Rushford; Kiehne Insurance, Preston; Morem Electric, Harmony; Mound Prairie Mutual Insurance Co., Houston; Portland Prairie Embryo Services, Caledonia; Preble Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Lanesboro; Security State Bank, Spring Valley, Wykoff, Ostrander, Lewiston; Bluff Country Meats, Eitzen, Caledonia; and Fountain Building Center, Inc.

Preston Equipment Co. provided tractor, spreader, and lawn mowers and Kingsley Mercantile, Harmony provided pus .....
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Breakfast on the Farm

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

The Houston County American Dairy Association will host the 20th annual Breakfast on the Farm on Saturday, June 12, from 7am - 11:30 am. This year's hosts are the Stan and Bev Meyer Family who live two miles west of Eitzen, MN, on Portland Prairie R ..... 
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Grass-fed beef makes a comeback

Fri, May 14th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Step back a century ago and you'll find farming practices quite different from those in today's modern world. This is especially true when it comes to the raising of beef. While there were a handful of folks supplementing grain to the diets of their ..... 
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Grass-fed beef makes a comeback

Fri, May 14th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Step back a century ago and you'll find farming practices quite different from those in today's modern world. This is especially true when it comes to the raising of beef. While there were a handful of folks supplementing grain to the diets of their ..... 
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May is beef month

Fri, May 14th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Cattle were brought to Minnesota in the early 1820's. Early records show that cattle were driven from St. Louis, Missouri, to Fort Snelling during the summer of 1823. The cattle herd, in those early days, was slow to expand because of inadequate fee ..... 
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Beef: It's what's (healthy) for dinner

Fri, May 14th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

News Item 1: March, 2010 - "Food, Inc.," a documentary film directed by Robert Kenner raising serious questions about the overall health of our American food industry, is nominated for an Academy Award.

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture launches 2010 gypsy moth trapping program

Tue, May 11th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is setting nearly 23,000 gypsy moth traps across eastern Minnesota this spring as part of its annual program to monitor the state's forests and urban areas for infestations of the destru ..... 
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On-farm validation of Alfalfa N Credits to Corn

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

There is, what I consider, a very interesting research plot in Fillmore County this year. Jeff Coulter, Extension corn agronomist, and Michael Russelle, USDA-ARS soil scientist are following up on 2009 research in five other locations with research ..... 
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Central Minnesota yak farmer named Good Farm Neighbor

Tue, May 4th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. - When John Hooper first started raising yaks 13 years ago, he didn't realize there were no tame animals to be found in North America. He's worked to tame his yak herd and as a result he's been gaining notoriety.



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