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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 rye on August 17, 2009. The corn silage was then harvested on September 24th. Boelter's plan is to use it for early season spring grazing.

They will share with you information on seeding rates and feed value of this early season pasture. This is based on pasture data and analysis collected in 2009. In a normal year, this rye might also be available for late fall grazing (not 2009).

To get to the site: from Preston, MN, ,north on Hwy 52 for approximately six miles to Fountain, or from Rochester, MN, south on Hwy 52 for 30 miles to Fountain, MN. In Fountain, go west on Co. Rd 8 for approximately seven miles, then right (north) on Co. Rd. 5 about two miles to stop sign. Turn left (west) on Co. Rd. 4 for about ½ mile, then turn right(north) on 181st Ave. Follow the field day signs.

In case of bad weather, listen to KFIL radio. The Field Day will not be rescheduled. Instead, the information will be presented by PowerPoint by Dean Thomas and John Zinn, NRCS Grazing Specialists in Room 108, Fillmore County Office Building, 902 Houston St. NW, Preston. After this date, we are assuming everyone will be in the field if there is good weather!

For further information, contact Dean Thomas, Fillmore SWCD Office, 507-765-3878 #128.



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Fillmore County pork farmer Craig Mensink attends National Pork Forum

Fri, Mar 19th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Minnesota's presence was visible throughout the 2010 National Pork Forum earlier this month in Kansas City, Mo. National Pork Forum is the annual meeting of state pork associations and the Pork Checkoff.

The meeting was attended by 141 votin ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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