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Southern Minnesota Organic Crops Day to be held March 19


Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The ninth annual Southern Minnesota Organic Crops Day will be held Wednesday, March 19, at the Steele County Community Center. This year’s program aims to provide current and future organic crop producers with additional tools and knowledge to help their operation succeed. Registration starts at 2:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 3 p.m. There is a cost of $15 at the door which includes registration, materials, and supper.

Topics and speakers for the day include:

• Rhizobial Inoculants for Organic Soybean and Dry Bean Production – Kristine Moncada, University of Minnesota

• University of Minnesota’s New Organic Transition Project – Jill Sackett, University of

Minnesota Extension

• Drift Watch: a Program to Protect your Farm Against Pesticide Drift

• Cover Crop Panel: Q and A with Experienced Cover Croppers

• Precision Agriculture on the Organic Farm – Ryan Miller, University of Minnesota Extension and Carmen Fernholz, Lac qui Parle County Farmer

• Ag Drainage 101 – Brad Carlson, University of Minnesota Extension

This event is sponsored in part by Albert Lea Seed, Grain Millers, and SunOpta in cooperation with University of Minnesota Extension. Pre-registration is not necessary. For more information contact Karen Anderson, Extension Educator in Steele and Rice Counties at 507-444-7685 or ande9495@umn.edu.

DIRECTIONS: The Steele County Community Center is located at 1380 South Elm Avenue in Owatonna, Minnesota, next to the Steele County Fairgrounds.



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Graziers: Register for planned grazing holistic management course

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

AMES, Iowa — Graziers young and old, new and experienced are invited to attend a course on Planned Grazing with Holistic Management, taking place March 21-22 at the Houston Community Center (109 W Maple St.), in Houston, Minn., located in the sout ..... 
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Snow melt poses challenges for livestock manure management

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As winter gives way to spring, rapid snow melt and potential for flooding pose challenges for farmers who spread livestock manure on cropland. Farmers who spread solid manure during winter, must ensure that it doesn’t run off w ..... 
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MDA requesting specialty crop grant proposals

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting grant proposals for specialty crop research and development. A federal block grant from the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service was authorized under the 2014 Farm Bil ..... 
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Minnesota beef showcase in its third year

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Join beef breeders from across the Midwest this March 13, 14, and 15 at the Minnesota Beef Showcase. Held at the Red Horse Ranch Arena in Fergus Falls, the Minnesota Beef Showcase features females and bulls in all breeds. Come see top producing anim ..... 
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Farmers Co-op Elevator hosts two ag expos

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Farmers Co-op Elevator (FCE) hosted its 1st Annual Ag Expos in Caledonia, Minn. on February 12 and Houston on February 13. The expos brought together regional experts and nearly a dozen agriculture suppliers to provide FCE’s customers with the inf ..... 
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Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project participants receive awards

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project started off the new 4-H year by electing new officers on November 4, 2013. The following office were filled: Youth Chair- Jackie Apenhorst, Adult Chair- Deb Haugstad; Youth Vice Chair- Heather Apenhorst, Adult V ..... 
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Yes, spring is coming!

By Jerrold Tesmer

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

We each have our own markers, in my case; I’ve received messages about corn silage test plots, and black cutworm pheromone trapping. Before we get too excited about spring, we have one more event for farmers that will be of interest. There will ..... 
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Sesquicentennial Farm Applications due April 1

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Minnesota Farm Bureau’s Sesquicentennial Farm program will honor Minnesota families who have owned their farms for at least 150 years. Since the Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008, over 165 farms have been recognized. The Sesquicentennial ..... 
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