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3rd annual Sheep & Fiber Farm Tour


Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

Friday, October 11

5-9p.m. - $15.00

Saturday, October 12

FREE 10-4p.m.

Sunday, October 13

FREE 10-4p.m.

Brochure, Tickets & Info at: www.fiberfarmtour.com

Facebook.com/FiberFolkeGroup

The Sheep and Fiber Farm Tour will begin with a Wine & Cheese evening featuring award winning author Catherine Friend. The evening will be at a redone farm into a featured Better Homes & Gardens B&B above Lanesboro. The four Fiber Farms,the Faribault Woolen Mill and Yarn Bombing will take place the following Saturday and Sunday. The farms will feature yaks, sheep,alpacas,angora rabbits and demonstrations of fiber art. The farms will have fiber for hand spinners, fiber art, yarn,breeding stock and other items for sale and viewing.

The Faribault Woolen Mill will have tours and their shop carries the Mill’s internationally known woolen blankets and throws and other home accessories. Yarn Bombing will be at the Houston Public Library Courtyard. Individuals are welcome to participate in the yarn bombing!



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MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road during harvest season

Tue, Oct 1st, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. “H ..... 
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Field days feature local landowners’ habitat enhancement projects

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

Two field days to be held on October 12 and 26 in the Rushford/Houston area will provide landowners with information on the options for habitat enhancement, how to protect and restore rare features of southeast Minnesota’s landscape, the plan deve ..... 
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Apple lovers can expect high quality fruit this harvest season

Wed, Sep 25th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota apple growers are reporting a good crop of apples this fall, despite a later than normal start to harvest. Because of the late spring, most Minnesota apples are ripening about seven to ten days later than usual. To ..... 
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Tractor ride a success

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

An autumn tractor ride drew over 30 tractors from three states for a two-day ride in Bluff Country. The ride, sponsored by the Preston Historical Society, drew tractors from Iowa and Wisconsin as well as Minnesota. “People wagons” and “buddy ..... 
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Grazying crop residues

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator, Fillmore/Houston Counties It appears forages will be at a premium this fall. One way to stretch your feed further into the winter is by having your beef cows graze harvested corn fields. I started to say corns ..... 
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Minnesota conservationists look to dig deep to improve soil health

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

By Brian DeVore On a recent morning in August, North Dakota farmer Jerry Doan waded into a chest-high stand of cover crops that included millet, a type of sunflower and grazing corn. He explained to a visiting group of Minnesota soil conservationis ..... 
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Multi-species cover crop field day near Harmony

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Agriculture

The benefits of cover crops are becoming more apparent as more farmers use them. A field day will be held Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jim Love farm west of Harmony, Minn. (13748 201st Ave., Preston, Minn.) to discuss these man ..... 
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SIGN UP FOR WORLD DAIRY EXPO BUS TRIP

Tue, Sep 17th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Calmar, Iowa - Join the Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation, and other sponsors on our one-day journey to World Dairy Expo in Madison on Friday, October 4. Friday’s event highlights at World Dairy Expo include the International Gu ..... 
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