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Winslow attends National Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference


Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

Young farmer leaders from Minnesota attended the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Conference held in Virginia Beach, Va., February 7-11. Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County was among the more than 1,000 participants who attended this conference.

Collegiate Discussion Meet

Winslow was also the winner of the MFBF Collegiate Discussion Meet and competed in the National YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet on February 8-9 competing against 52 other collegiate members. Winslow finished in the top four of the competition. All of the Collegiate Discussion Meet competitors in the AFBF YF&R contest receive a $250 scholarship from the CHS Foundation. As a Final Four competitor, Winslow will receive an additional $1,000 scholarship. Winslow attends the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she is majoring in majoring in agricultural education.

“I was very honored to represent MFBF in the national Collegiate Discussion Meet competition,” said Winslow. “I am excited to utilize what I learned about other Young Farmers & Ranchers programs from across the nation.”

AFBF YF&R Committee

Miles and Sarah Kuschel from Sebeka in Cass County were officially appointed to their two-year term on the AFBF YF&R Committee at the conference. The AFBF YF&R Committee is in charge of planning YF&R competitive events, identifying programs and potential speakers for the AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference and taking part in committee meetings. The Kuschels served on the Minnesota YF&R Committee from 2008-2011 and Miles served as the chair in 2011. They ranch with Miles’ parents and grandparents, along with their three children near Sebeka.

Attendee Highlights

Participants heard from Dr. David Kohl from Farm Credit University, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture Todd Haymore, Smithfield CEO Larry Pope and motivational speaker Steve Gilliland. Attendees also toured farms and agricultural businesses around Virginia Beach.

Conference attendees included: Pete Henslin – MFBF YF&R Committee Member from Dodge County; Miles and Sarah Kuschel – AFBF YF&R Committee Members from Cass County; Hannah Molitor – MFBF YF&R Committee Member from Stearns County; Joe Sullivan from Renville County; and Katie Winslow – MFBF Collegiate Discussion Meet winner from Fillmore County.

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The strong demand to rent land continues

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Farm profits remained strong in 2013, keeping the demand for land leases steady, according to Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch real estate company in the country. Despite lower commodity prices and decreased gross inco ..... 
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Gardening: We dig it

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Houston County University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners are proud to be hosting their fourth Annual Gardening Workshop on Saturday, March 29. They are working closely with Caledonia Area Community Education to once again provide you wi ..... 
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State Fair and Farm Bureau Federation accepting Century Farm applications

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more may apply for the 2014 Century Farms Program. Produced by the Minnesota State Fair in conjunction with the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, the Century Farms Pro ..... 
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Minnesota Farm Bureau commends Senate for passing five-year farm bill

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the U.S. Senate for approving the bipartisan farm bill, the Agriculture Act of 2014. The bill provides needed risk management tools and a viable economic safety net for America’s farmers and ran ..... 
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Winter Grazing Extravaganza

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

I’m pleased to announce the lineup for the Winter Grazing Extravaganza to be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Room 108, Fillmore County Office Building, Preston Minn. with registration at 9:45 a.m. The morning program will feature Dr. Tim Gold ..... 
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Keeping forages in focus during the offseason

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The winter of 2012/13 will be one to remember for anyone in the business of producing and/or feeding forages. Region wide winterkill including parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Canada resulted in a tight supply and ..... 
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Wetland mitigation workshop

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Farmers and agricultural land owners can gain a better understanding of the wetland mitigation process and their options by attending a 2 hour workshop on Wednesday, February 5 or Thursday, February 6. The February 5 workshop is at Cabela’s in O ..... 
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Minnesota Farm Bureau's Leadership Conference

Wed, Jan 29th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

By Melinda Miller Stewartville Between two weather systems giving us ground blizzard conditions late in January, I headed to Fargo, ND to participate in Minnesota Farm Bureau's Leadership Conference. Along with over 200 fellow attendees, I experie ..... 
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