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Growing indoors

November 18, 2015 This is probably “it” for our gardening this year — this week has snow, rain and above all, cooler temperatures. more »»

U of M works to make Kernza wheat of future

November 18, 2015 ST. PAUL (AP) — A taste of what could be the next green revolution sits crisp as a cookie in front of Tonya Schoenfuss. more »»

Plant science

November 12, 2015 During a process called acclimation, trees and shrubs prepare for winter and its low temperatures by ceasing growth and becoming dormant. more »»

Southern Indiana bison rancher learning on the job

November 12, 2015 This is an AP-Indiana Exchange story offered by The (Bloomington) Herald-Times. SOLSBERRY, Ind. (AP) — Bison are instinctual. Being a bison rancher is not. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

November 12, 2015 Minnesota’s help sought in herbicide resistance survey A multi-state team of university researchers needs help from Minnesota farmers to better understand the spread of herbicide-resistant wee. more »»


November 5, 2015 The trending warm, fall weather allowed me to put off the last of the “to-do” list for the vegetable garden. more »»

Interest in ag, environment jumps at U of Minnesota

November 5, 2015 ST. PAUL (AP) — Alec Brown, a junior in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences, is part of one of the school’s largest student pools ever at 2,021 enrolled undergraduates. more »»

Ralco Acquires Bakker Consulting Animal Health Division

November 5, 2015 Ralco announced this week that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the animal health division of Bakker Consulting, Inc. (BCI) located in Rock Valley, Iowa. more »»

Bountiful grain harvest creates storage shortage

November 5, 2015 ST. PETER (AP) — The wet spring and warm summer has created a bountiful harvest for Minnesota grain farmers. Now some are wondering where to store their crop while they hope for better market price. more »»

Ag & Extension briefs

October 29, 2015 Minnesota FFA Foundation names program director LuAnn Schloesser of St. Peter joined the Minnesota FFA Foundation as program director on Oct. 12. more »»

Peterson announces $8 million for Minnesota biofuels program

October 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Congressman Collin C. Peterson announced that Minnesota has been awarded $8 million for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program. more »»

When a garden is more than a garden

October 22, 2015 For the past six months I have had the honor and privilege of visiting a friend at the Prairie Home Hospice in Marshall. more »»

Ag and Extension Briefs

October 22, 2015 Calf and heifer tour features a variety of facilities University of Minnesota Extension also with Extension services from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa are hosting a calf and heifer... more »»

Hmong farmers work to get produce in stores, schools

October 22, 2015 HASTINGS (AP) — Like many Hmong farmers, Teng Thao’s family has sold vegetables at Twin Cities farmers’ markets for years. more »»

Bacterial canker

October 15, 2015 According to Michelle Grabowski with the U of M Extension, bacterial canker of tomato caused by the bacteria Clavibacter michiganensis sbsp. more »»

Will named director of Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach for SMSU agriculture programs

October 15, 2015 Grant Will has been named the Director of Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach for agricultural programs at Southwest Minnesota State University. more »»

Minnesota farmer feeds demand for grass-fed dairy cattle

October 15, 2015 MELROSE (AP) — When Neal Klaphake needs to round up his herd of 80 dairy cows, he turns to a trusted cattle call. “Come, boss,” the farmer yells. more »»

Autumn watering

October 8, 2015 It may seem a little odd at this time of the year to talk about watering your plants, but that is what our theme is for this week. more »»

Hennens, Lanoues meet with members of Congress

October 8, 2015 Twenty-seven farmers and ranchers from across Minnesota met with their members of Congress in Washington, D.C. during the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF) Farmers to Washington, D.C. more »»

Farm Bureau and 4-H: working Together

October 8, 2015 The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) salutes 4-H during National 4-H Week, October 4-10. This week is a great reminder of the many reasons why Farm Bureau maintains such strong support for the 4-H program. more »»

Climbing green beans

September 24, 2015 As I have written in the past, I love green beans and have grown them every year for as long back as I can remember. more »»



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