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Beef Princess Candidates sought for 2014


Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Fillmore County Cattlemen are seeking candidates for the 2014 Beef Princess. The Beef princess will represent the beef industry at various events during 2014. A candidate must be 17 years old by December 31, 2014 and not yet 20 years old by December 31, 2015. Contestants are judged on their communication skills, personality, enthusiasm and general knowledge of the beef industry.

Judging will be held on Monday, June 23 with coronation that evening during the annual steak fry in Lanesboro. Candidate’s parents/guardians must be an active beef producer and members of the Fillmore County Cattleman Assosciation.

For more information and to receive and application, please contact Deb Ristau at 1-507-272-1597 the application deadline is June 15.



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Important 2014 deadlines for livestock disaster aid

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota livestock producers can submit notices of animal loss and apply for payment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster programs, which were reinstated with the passage of the 2014 Far ..... 
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Youth tractor safety classes offered

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The 25th joint annual youth tractor safety training is being planned for Monday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 11. The training sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. each day. It will be held at Rushford-Peterson High School. Our are ..... 
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2012 Census of Agriculture shows number of farms decline, market values on the rise

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota statistics of the 2012 Census of Agriculture may be on the spectrum of suprising to concerning, depending on how you interpret them. The census is completed every five years with a wide range of data collected; everything from what agr ..... 
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Farmers Co-op Elevator hires general manager, Gordy Elliott

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Farmers Co-op Elevator (FCE) board of directors is pleased to announce that they have hired Gordy Elliott to be the new general manager. Elliott will be responsible for the overall management of FCE. Elliott brings a wealth of knowledge and exper ..... 
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USDA announces additional support for small and midsized farmers and ranchers - Second major small farmer package this year includes research awards, technical assistance and marketing support

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on April 29 additional support and resources for America’s small and midsized farmers and ranchers. The announcement includes $7 million in university research awards in support of small and midsized producers; ..... 
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Funds help schools put healthy food on the plate: Farm to School Grants awarded across the state

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Several Minnesota school districts are able to upgrade their kitchens thanks to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Farm to School Grant. More than $250,000 is being awarded to fund 15 school districts and their loca ..... 
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Preston Historical Society announces tractor ride dates

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The Preston Historical Society has set Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14 for a two-day autumn tractor ride through the scenic Bluff Country of southeast Minnesota. The round-about ride will begin and end each day at the Fillmore County Fairgr ..... 
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Area farmers’ markets promote local in southeast Minnesota/northeast Iowa

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Shop local. Dine local. Buy local. The energy behind the movement of supporting what’s in our own backyards is massive and it doesn’t appear to be slowing any time soon. Americans are tired of not knowing what’s in a product or where it comes f ..... 
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