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Blue Valley Holstein to host Dairy Night on the Farm


Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

The owners of Blue Valley Holstein are celebrating June as Dairy Month and inviting everyone to join their party. Bruce and Tracy Wingert and family will be hosting the event at their farm on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. with much to see and do.

Farming runs in the Wingert family as all of Bruce and Tracy’s children are involved in farming. Their son Matt works on the farm and daughter Loni helps out on weekends after working at her regular job at Olmsted Medical Center during the week. Tracy and Bruce’s son Jim and his wife Randi also farm.

The Wingerts have three employees who help with the work that farming entails. David Leonard and Aaron Gillespie work part-time while Chris Lumbi works full time at Blue Valley Holstein.

Bruce stated they milk 210 cows in a step up walk through parlor at Blue Valley Holstein and will share information on how the cows are milked and barns will be open for self-guided tours. It will be a time for adults and children who are not familiar with farming to spend some time on the farm and find out about the milking process.

Loni Wingert stated that Dairy Night on the Farm is a great opportunity that the A.D.A. puts on for people who don’t live on a farm to come and see what farming is all about. Loni added that Dairy Night on the Farm is “a great time for families to spend time on a farm” and is looking forward to the evening.

It will also give area farmers a chance to get together and share a common interest. Kids can see and touch cows and calves which some may have never had the chance to do before. The children will also love spending time in the House of Bounce that will be at Dairy Night on the Farm. They may even get to meet a real princess -the 2014 Fillmore County Dairy Princess Melinda Woods. People of all ages will enjoy playing Cow Bingo as they enjoy the company of friends and neighbors.

A tasty supper will be served with the Fillmore County Cattlemen’s Association cooking hamburgers for hungry guests. A constant favorite at Dairy Night on the Farm is the American Dairy Associations Malt Wagon which will be serving cold treats perfect for a summer evening.

Bruce Wingert says they are planning on 300-500 people to attend Dairy Night on the Farm which is a popular annual event for both people in the farming industry and those who would like to learn more.

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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 1,0 ..... 
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Another sinkhole

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

As most passers-by on Highway 52, just North of Fountain, Minn., have noticed in recent days a fairly large sinkhole has opened up about a quarter mile outside of town on the West side of the road. Being conspicuously placed along the roadside it h ..... 
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Minnesota Pork Ambassador Winslow attends MAAI

Fri, Jul 6th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

Minnesota Pork Ambassador Katie Winslow of Fountain attended the 17th annual Minnesota Agricultural Ambassador Institute (MAAI) in Red Wing and southeastern Minnesota. The MAAI program combines hands-on activities, speakers and tours that encour ..... 
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