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Dairy Princess to be crowned Saturday in Canton


Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

The crowning of the new Fillmore County Dairy Princess will be held Saturday, March 27th at the Assumption Hall in Canton at 1:00pm. The public is welcome to attend.

The Princess candidate is Stephanie Drinkall of Lanesboro. Stephanie is the daughter of Jerry and Diane Drinkall. Stephanie is sponsored by Plainview Milk Products. She is a freshman at Crossroads College in Rochester. She is also active in 4-H and FFA.

The 2010 Dairy Ambassadors will also be recognized during the program. The Dairy Ambassadors include the following: Daysha Erickson, daughter of Brian and Annie Erickson, of Preston. Daysha is sponsored by SEMA Equipment. Rylie Gatzke is the daughter of Travis and Tammy Gatzke of Preston. Rylie is sponsored by Harmony Agri Service. Abby Hopp is the daughter of Doug and Heather Hopp of Chatfield. Abby is sponsored by Chosen Valley Vet Clinic. Megan Hopp is the daughter of Doug and Heather Hopp from Chatfield. Megan is sponsored by Rahn and Pat Sass - Sass Dairy. Taryn Raaen is the daughter of Kurt & Tracy Raaen of Preston. Taryn is sponsored by Root River Vet Clinic. Tyler Raaen is the son of Kurt & Tracy Raaen of Preston. Tyler is sponsored by Preston Equipment. Gracie Schmidt is the daughter of Craig and Nicole Schmidt of Wykoff. Gracie is sponsored by Dale Heintz- Land O' Lakes. Coltin Wingert is the son of Jim and Randi Wingert of Harmony. Coltin is sponsored by Finseth Milk Hauling.



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Learn to burn! Workshop in Preston April 10

Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Learn to Burn! is a prescribed burning workshop for private landowners that will held in Preston on Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DNR Forestry office, 912 Houston St. NW. The workshop is free and is sponsored by the MN DNR and the ..... 
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Turning horses into more than just a hobby

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

One local family is making it a mission to help people find something they enjoy to do through horses. Husband and wife duo, Randy and Teresa Coyle, owners of Quarters by Coyle's, have turned their love for horses into more than just a hobby.
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A heritage of horsemanship

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Horse people. In this area, it's likely that you know at least one of them. In essence, they live and breath horses and the lifestyle that accompanies it. The countless hours of grooming, feeding, veterinary care, pasture management, and of course, ..... 
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Local resident participates in AQHA Horseback Riding Program

Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Jamie Solberg of Preston, MN, recently earned an award for logging 1,500.0 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program. The program recognizes and rewards AQHA members for time spent with their American Quarter Horses in ..... 
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Options to limit property taxes on Forested Land

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Mel Baughman, professor and Extension Forester, University of Minnesota, led the group of farm and forest property owners through several options and programs that may be available to them to control the property tax bill on forested and some types ..... 
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Information session on Rural Energy for America Program

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Rural Development is a federal agency under the United States Department of Agriculture, designed to help not only low income persons to acquire, build, rehabilitate and improve dwellings in rural areas, but to help rural communities with funding fo ..... 
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Cover crop meeting March 10

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Ag producers interested in learning more about how to use cover crops in their own operations have an opportunity to learn from the experience of other farmers. A panel of local farmers will highlight their experiences with cover crops at a meeting ..... 
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Initiative pays farmers to compare fertilizer application rates

Fri, Mar 5th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

It's not too late to sign up for the 2010 Minnesota Nutrient Management Initiative, which is paying farmers $1,200 annually for comparing the profitability and productivity of two different fertilizer application rates on one of their fields. Farmer ..... 
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