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Alumni support local FFA chapters

Not every FFA student has the money it takes to purchase a team jacket or travel to competitions, but local FFA alumni members have come to the rescue. These volunteers work tirelessly to unite …

The USDA Farm Service Agency reminds producers of approaching application deadlines for purchasing risk coverage for some crops through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. NAP provides …

Night games

While rinsing the lunch dishes last Saturday afternoon, I glanced out the window and watched a squirrel hustling across the lawn toward the rows of evergreens near the road. As I gazed at the pines, …

Grazing for soil health

Doug Voss, of Paynesville, has worked with the Sustainable Farming Association, and is the third generation on his farm, where he now raises replacement heifers. Voss presented on soil health and …

Ag briefs

Applications open for century,  sesquicentennial farm recognition   EAGAN — Applications are now open for the Minnesota Farm Bureau century and sesquicentennial farm programs, …

Growing your education

Beef Quality Assurance online training   The University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota Beef Council will host online Beef Quality Assurance training at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. …

Winter is the prime growing season for the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University student volunteers to raise arugula, Swiss chard, radishes and more in the passive …

Farm Service Agency is accepting offers for specific conservation practices under the Conservation Reserve Program Continuous Signup. In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in …

Growing your education

Strategic Farming: Let’s Talk Crops 2024 Discuss key issues and questions around commodity crop production facing Minnesota farmers through the “Strategic Farming: Let’s Talk …

A not-so-spotless shop

During one of the recent cold snaps, I cleaned our basement. I threw out what was no longer needed — out-grown clothing, singleton gloves, cardboard boxes — and sorted through other items …

Ag Connection with Emily Burns

Burns is the Minnesota Corn District 2 Field Manager and is a 2023 Southwest Minnesota State University graduate Family : I grew up south of Stewart on our family farm. I am still pretty young; …

There is a new law in effect in Minnesota for those with employees and it took effect Jan. 1. Employees who work at least 80 hours per year need to be provided with paid time off to take care of …

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