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Seeking students for 4-H Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture A 4-H program to increase consumer awareness


Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

College students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture are urged to to apply to be a Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture peer mentor. Six positions are available. This program is sponsored by Minnesota 4-H and Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association. Juanita Reed-Boniface serves as project manager.

Persons in these positions will serve as mentors to selected 4-H state fair livestock exhibitors in all species (beef, dairy, sheep, swine, goats, poultry and rabbits) to encourage, model and role-play positive interactions with State Fair visitors to livestock displays.

Positions are open to college students age 18 or over with an interest and/or experience in 4-H and livestock exhibits. Other qualifications are communication, teaching and coaching skills, ability to work with a variety of adults and youth, expertise in production, processing and promotion of one or more animal species and experience as a livestock exhibitor and industry spokesperson. See the Minnesota 4-H website for a complete job description or contact AgriFolks@gmail.com.

The program will include a one-day orientation and training led 4-H and Midwest Dairy staff on August 25, written materials for review and coaching and daily support by staff during the state fair.

Applicants must be available the five days of the 4-H Livestock Weekend, August 26-30, 2015. A $450 stipend per person, fair entry tickets, 4-H meal tickets and lodging will be provided.

To apply, applicants must submit a resume, transcript and statement describing why they are interested in this position and the industry knowledge, communication, and leadership skills that they bring to the position. Application deadline is July 10; applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Send completed materials to: Juanita Reed-Boniface, Project Manager, 2462 Lake George Dr. N.W. Cedar, MN 55011. For more information, contact AgriFolks@gmail.com.



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More than 220 Century Farms honored in 2015, including three in Fillmore County

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 222 Minnesota farms as 2015 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a co ..... 
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Make the most of market cows

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

By Chuck Schwartau Published in Dairy Star Dairy cows at the end of their productive lives in the milking string have been long considered and called “cull cows”. Considering them in that manner and not thinking about the value they can still ..... 
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Important crop insurance deadline near for Minn. producers

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds agricultural producers seeking federal crop insurance that they must have their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, commonly called form AD-102 ..... 
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Youth tractor safety classes offered

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Fillmore County Extension and area ag instructors will be holding youth tractor safety training again this year. The training is being planned for Monday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 10. The training sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at ..... 
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Springtime is good time for farmers to sign up for MnDOT’s standing corn row program

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

ROCHESTER, MN – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is interested in talking with southeastern Minn. farmers who are willing to leave a minimum of six rows of corn stalks standing through the winter to earn payment and help reduce the amoun ..... 
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Big night for Fillmore County Dairy industry

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Fillmore County American Dairy Association (ADA) and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) held their annual banquet Thursday March 19 at the Branding Iron. Highlights from the event included the 2015 Fillmore County Dairy Princesses be ..... 
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Wildlife management expert visits Minnesota

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Scott Hohensee, a national speaker and consultant on deer nutrition, recently shared his expertise with area deer raisers. From Tex., Hohensee braved the weather on one of the coldest days this winter to help southeastern Minn. wildlife managers un ..... 
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Fillmore County 4-H kicks off 4th Annual Gold Card fundraiser

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Between March 14 and April 11, 4-H families throughout Fillmore County will be selling Gold Cards, which are coupon cards to various merchants throughout Fillmore County. There are 31 Fillmore County businesses that are included on the cards includ ..... 
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