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Summer Field Day held at Haz-Broy Farms


Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Roger Bradley, of Lanesboro, Minn. and his son, Joey, view different grasses at the Summer Field Day. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Southeast Minnesota Forage Council (SMFC) along with the Midwest Forage Association held a Summer Field Day on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Haz-Broy Farms near Lanesboro, Minn. Owners of the farm, Brian and Judy Hazel, were gracious enough to host the event.

Jim Paulson, extension agronomist with the University of Minnesota and also a Peterson, Minn. native, gave a Small Plot Demonstration. There were five cool season grasses and alfalfa-grass mixtures. The plots included tall fescue, meadow fescue, orchard, smooth brome and meadow brome.

Paulson said “The purpose of the event is to educate south east Minnesota farmers and affiliated business people about timely topics related to forages. It gives us a chance to show work we might be doing with research plots, talk about topics related to profitable growing and feeding forage crops and a time to interact with other producers,” and added, “I think we can all learn from each other.”

According to University of Minnesota handouts on Emergency Forage Plantings (available on at www.uwex.edu), “Perennial forage crops are the foundation of ruminant livestock feeding programs in the North Central USA.” It continues, “Unfortunately, because of the harshness of the region’s climate, perennial forage crop, and particularly alfalfa, occasionally winterkill, leaving the producer faced with an immediate loss in supply of high quality forage,” which is why an event such as this is important in order to learn how to get the best quality and most forage possible.

Paulson stated that Meadow Fescue is a “good grass” and is “quite hardy,” adding that it “excels in nutrient content” as well. As for Tall Fescue, a lot of which were developed in Europe, Jim said that it “yields good” and that the “forage quality has greatly improved” over time. Paulson spoke about Smooth Brome Grass saying that he is “a big fan” of this variety.

Roger Bradley, of Lanesboro, Minn., and his son Joey, age 12, were viewing the grasses at the plot demonstration along with many others. Roger stated he was interested in coming to the Summer Field Day to see what the plots are all about which was the reason many attended.

Paulson said that if a person is establishing grasses he would recommend one of the fescue grasses with alfalfa and added probably half meadow fescue an .....
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Surprise Sculpture appears in Lanesboro

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Lanesboro, Minn. had its very first session of the Sculpture Surprise program for the summer on Tuesday, June 11. Several children excited to explore their own creativity met at the St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro. Directed by Courtney Ber ..... 
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Lanesboro celebrates annual Rhubarb Festival

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Mitchell Walbridge Town celebrations are pretty common around southeastern Minnesota, celebrating the founding of a town or highlights of the geographical area. What is uncommon, however, is when a festival is completely centered around a vegeta ..... 
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Lanesboro American Legion remembers American heroes

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

On the morning of Memorial Day, communities, American Legion posts from around the country, and similar organizations commemorate the country’s military heroes who no longer with us. The community of Lanesboro, Minn., American Legion Post #40, the ..... 
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Mock Crash has an impact on Lanesboro students

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Mitchell Walbridge “Mothers and daughters have a very special bond. From the moment Sydney was born, she was a true light in my life. Every day was a wonderful day because Sydney was a part of it… Sydney had dreams of becoming a wife and mot ..... 
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Early childhood programs in Lanesboro strive to emphasize early learning

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The early childhood programs at Lanesboro strive to meet the goals of emphasizing the importance of early learning and early literacy. We welcome you to learn more about our programs and would love you to join us! Early Childhood Family Educatio ..... 
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Lanesboro City Administrator embarking on a new adventure

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

For almost ten years, Bobbie Vickerman has been a vital part of the city of Lanesboro as the City Administrator/Clerk. Her life is going to change drastically however, when she begins her new job working for Winona County. As of April 2, Vickerman w ..... 
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Correction

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The bridge shown in Karen Reisner’s article, “Campground expansion planned at Old Barn Resort,” in the March 18 Fillmore County Journal is the Old Barn Resort’s golf course bridge for the back 9. This is not the bridge that has been closed. ..... 
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Silver Anniversary for the Commonweal Theatre

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The Commonweal Theatre of Lanesboro, Minn. is celebrating its 25th season in 2013. Founded in 1989 by Eric Lorentz Bunge, by request of the Lanesboro Arts Council, the Commonweal Theatre has had huge success and has seen many changes. In its first ..... 
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