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Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project


Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Preston Agriculture

Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project banquet award winners are, front row: Cora Schnebly, Brayden Blanck, Wyatt Harris, Bailey Erwin, Grace Goddard, Maggie Haugstad, Skyler Check. Back row: Kjersta Hinz, Mikayla Vande Zande, Natalya Vande Zande, Kira Nelson, Courtney Nelson, Theresa Doerr, Heather Apenhorst, Jackie Apenhorst, Chase Ketterhagen, David Goddard. Photo submitted

On January 18, 2015 the Fillmore County 4-H Horse Project held its annual banquet at the Extension Office in Preston, Minn. Members and parents gathered for a potluck dinner followed by the monthly Horse PDC meeting. The annual awards program topped off the evening with members receiving horse related awards in two categories for participation in the 4-H Horse Project.

Awards for hours spent with their horse went to: Skyler Lynn Check, Courtney Nelson, Kira Nelson, Heather Apenhorst, Chase Ketterhagen, Jackie Apenhorst, Theresa Doerr, Wyatt Harris, Maggie Haugstad, Mikayla Vande Zande, Brayden Blanck, Nati Vande Zande, and David Goddard.

Awards for horse activity participation went to: Heather Apenhorst, Jackie Apenhorst, Skyler Lynn Check, Maggie Haugstad, Kjersta Hinz, Wyatt Harris, Wyatt Harris, Mikayla Vande Zande, Nati Vande Zande, Brayden Blanck, Chase Ketterhagen, David Goddard, Courtney Nelson, Kira Nelson, and Theresa Doerr.

Cloverbud recognition went to: Cora Schnebly, Annika Nelson, Grace Goddard, and Bailey Erwin.

Four other award categories were voted on by the horse project members after the events of the 2014 Fillmore County 4-H Horse Show at the Fillmore County Fair last July and certificates were awarded to the following members for: Most Memorable Ride, won by the Drill Team for their performance at the Rodeo: Maggie Haugstad, Chase Ketterhagen, Theresa Doerr, Kimberly Morrow, Mikayla Vande Zande, Hannah Luck, Courtney Nelson, Kira Nelson, Nati Vande Zande and Alysse Gehrke; Most Improved Rider - Chase Ketterhagen, Herdspersons of the Year - Chase Ketterhagen, Horse Person of the Year - Maggie Haugstad.

The youth and adult chairs for the 2014-2015 horse project year include: youth chair - Jackie Apenhorst, adult chair - Melissa Ketterhagen; youth vice chair - Heather Apenhorst, adult vice chair - Shannon Goddard, youth secretary - Chase Ketterhagen, adult secretary - Jackie Whitacre, youth treasurer - David Goddard, adult treasurer - Ashley Rinn, youth reporter/ historian - Theresa Doerr, adult reporter/historian - Shanalee Erwin Knight.

The next Horse Project meeting will be June 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Fillmore County Extension Conference Room. All members enrolled in the 4-H horse project are welcome to attend.



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Workshop to be held on strategies in managing phosphorus on livestock farms

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The University of Minnesota Extension is presenting a workshop on managing phosphorus in livestock manure at the Fillmore County Office Building, Room 108 (902 Houston Street NW, Preston) on Tuesday, March 3. If you have dairy cows or a beef finish ..... 
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Root River Veterinary Center has new owners

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Agriculture

As of September 4, 2014, the Root River Veterinary Center in Preston, Minn. is under new ownership. Dr. LeAnne Froese and Dr. Deb Finnegan officially took over on September 4, although discussions about the two purchasing the business had been in ..... 
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Preston Historical Society announces tractor ride dates

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The Preston Historical Society has set Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14 for a two-day autumn tractor ride through the scenic Bluff Country of southeast Minnesota. The round-about ride will begin and end each day at the Fillmore County Fairgr ..... 
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MILC program extended and start month revisions

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Agriculture

PRESTON, Minn. - Tammy Martin, County Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Fillmore County announced that the 2014 Farm Bill extended the MILC program until September 1, 2014, or until the date on which the new Dairy Margin Protecti ..... 
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Fly Casting, Fly Tying, & Fishing Instructions with the Federation of Fly Fishers

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

Join us on Saturday, June 22 at the National Trout Center, Preston, Minn. for a day of free fly fishing activities. Learn from the best. The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) is a highly respected national organization, well known for producing talent ..... 
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Man vs. silo

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

By Jason Sethre On the morning of Monday, April 1, 2013, a group of farmers and heavy equipment operators from the area assembled to take down a 600,000 pound silo full of silage and standing over 70 feet tall. Like the days of Stonehenge and the ..... 
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Katelyn Ristau 2013 Minnesota Simmental Queen

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

The Minnesota Simmental Association is excited to present Katelyn Ristau, daughter of Doug and Deb Ristau of Preston as the 2013 Minnesota Simmental Queen. She was crowned at the 40th annual MN Simmental Banquet held on February 22 in Rochester, Min ..... 
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