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POET Biorefining to hold POET tree poetry contest for local students


Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Area students are invited to submit nature-inspired poems for the POET Tree poetry contest in honor of Arbor Day. Each leaf in a tree is a biorefinery, drawing energy from the sun. At POET, we find inspiration in nature's efficiency, and Arbor Day is an opportunity to celebrate that close relationship with nature.

It is open to all students enrolled in grade 5. Each entrant may submit one poem of no more than 20 lines on the subject of nature. The poem may be in any style, but cannot include profanity and must be the original, individual work of the entrant. By submitting the poem, the author grants POET the right to publish it in the summer issue of POET's quarterly magazine, Vital. See the entry form for full rules.

The contest opened April 5. Poems may be submitted until 5 p.m. Arbor Day, Friday, April 30. Winners will be announced on June 1, 2010. Winners will be notified by phone or by mail.

The winning poet will receive a $25.00 prize and have his or her poem submitted to the corporate-level contest. Winners at the corporate level will be published in the summer 2010 issue of Vital. They will also be awarded a Visa gift card in the amounts of $10 (5th place), $25 (4th place), $50 (3rd place), $75 (2nd place) and $100 (1st place).

Poems may be submitted by mail using the entry form online at www.poet.com/poetry. Entrants must complete the entry form in its entirety to qualify for the contest and may submit no more than one poem. There is no fee for entry.

Questions, contact Mary Ellen Derby, administrative assistant for POET Biorefining - Preston at 507-765-4548 or maryellen.derby@poet.com



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Wetland Grant Applications Sought Through May 20

Wed, Apr 7th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

(Kansas City, Kan., April 6, 2010) - Proposals for Wetland Program Development grants to develop effective, comprehensive programs for wetland protection and management will be accepted through May 20, 2010, from states, tribes and local governments. ..... 
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2010 Fillmore County land rent survey

Fri, Apr 2nd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

I was very pleased with the response to the Fillmore County Rent Survey and would like to thank all those who responded. In particular, I would like to thank Tammy Martin, FSA director, for doing the mailing with the FSA newsletter. I also need to t ..... 
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Mark Holmen elected as MN Angus Association Vice President

Fri, Apr 2nd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Mark Holmen, Fountain, Minnesota, was elected by the Minnesota Angus Association Board of Directors to the position of vice president at their annual meeting. The meeting, and other activities, were held in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, March 6 and 7, 20 ..... 
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2009 Minnesota Ag statistics

Fri, Apr 2nd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Each year I receive a copy of the Minnesota Ag Statistics. In the past, I've tended to focus on where Fillmore and Houston County rank amongst the other counties in the state in various commodity areas. I could always count on Fillmore being number ..... 
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Grazing Cover Crops Field Day

Fri, Mar 26th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Root River Grazing Specialist Dean Thomas has arranged for a field day at the Mike (Tom) Boelter farm located at 29254 181st Ave., Wykoff, MN, on Saturday, April 10th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

The corn silage field was seeded by helicopter with ..... 
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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault receives a third seed deposit from SSE

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Seed Savers Exchange, Inc., a leading non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds, has announced that a third deposit of heirloom seeds has been deposited safely into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.

Acti ..... 
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Farm-to-school efforts double in Minnesota

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

The number of Minnesota school districts purchasing fresh food from local farms has more than doubled in the last 15 months, according to a survey released today by the Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) and the Institute for Agriculture ..... 
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Grazing Cover Crops Field Day

Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Root River Grazing Specialist Dean Thomas has arranged for a field day at the Mike (Tom) Boelter farm located at 29254 181st Ave., Wykoff, MN, on Saturday, April 10th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

The corn silage field was seeded by helicopter with ..... 
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