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Watch for viral infection with cyclamen

February 19, 2015 Cyclamen are popular plants to brighten the home during the winter months. Flowers come in multiple shades of pink, red, lavender and white according to Michelle Grabowski, U of M Extension Educator. more »»

The knock out rose: Reliable and resistant

February 5, 2015 This past spring, I planted for the first time a rose in an old bucket in front of my house. It was an experiment of sorts. more »»

MFBF Council of County Presidents

February 5, 2015 The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) held the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Council of County Presidents meeting on Jan. 27 at the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge in St. more »»

Ag briefs

February 5, 2015 Plowing Association elects officers The Minnesota Plowing Association had its winter meeting Jan 25 at the Hot Spot in Spring Hil. more »»

Minnesota Farm Bureau commemorates Food Awareness Month

February 5, 2015 Minnesota Farm Bureau is celebrating February as Food Awareness Month. more »»

Turning the pages

January 29, 2015 This is the time of the year when many of you ask me what I do all winter long. Well, besides my job I hold at a business in town, I help on the farm with lambin. more »»

Ag briefs

January 29, 2015 Verly represents Lyon County Farm Bureau in Minnesota Farm Bureau contest John Verly of Marshall in Lyon County was among the young farmers from across Minnesota who competed in the Minnesota Farm... more »»

So far, spotted lanternfly not a concern in minnesota

January 22, 2015 According to Jeff Hahn, Extension entomologist, a new invasive insect species from Asia, the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, was discovered last month in Pennsylvani. more »»

Lyon Co. SWCD seeks applicants for RIM program

January 22, 2015 The Lyon County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is seeking applicants for the 2015 Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Wetlands Conservation Easement Program. Sign-up for the program began on Jan. more »»

A study in… studies

January 15, 2015 The Oregon Master Gardeners compiled a very interesting list of garden studies that were completed this past year. This is a synopsis of some of their favorite scientific studies that were complete. more »»

Ag briefs

January 15, 2015 Conservation Stewardship Program draws 795 contract renewals Seven hundred-ninety five Minnesota farmers and forest landowners have successfully re-enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Progra... more »»


January 8, 2015 Orchids tend to be in what is called the epiphytic group of plants, which means they reside on other plant. more »»

Private Pesticide Applicator recertification workshops coming up

January 8, 2015 If you need to renew your Private Pesticide Applicator certification, you can do so by attending one of the upcoming recertification workshops sponsored by University of MN Extensio. more »»

Ag Briefs

January 8, 2015 Al-Corn Clean Fuel becomes MARL funding partner Al-Corn Clean Fuel, a farmer-owned ethanol production cooperative based in Claremont, has become a Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL)... more »»

Strawberry popcorn

December 18, 2014 As a gardener, I really enjoy reading the new catalogs that come out each year, and it seems that they come into our mailbox — whether it is your inbox or your paper mailbox — earlier and earlier... more »»

Ag and Extension briefs

December 18, 2014 RFPs for local foods projects in southwest Minnesota Do you have an idea that improves food access and availability, and/or strengthens community food systems in southwest Minnesota? The University... more »»

Take care of that Xmas tree

December 11, 2014 aThere are some of us out there who insist on a real Christmas tree each year. When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is wate. more »»

Ag and Extension briefs

December 11, 2014 WAKEFIELD, Neb. (AP) — Regulators found five safety violations after a 23-year-old worker died earlier this year at Michael Foods Inc.'s operation in Wakefield. more »»

Local ag leaders in the news

December 4, 2014 Lanoues receive MFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award Paul and Ruth Lanoue of Marshall in Lyon County captured top honors at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Youn... more »»

Indoor plants

December 4, 2014 There are not many of us who keep our homes below 50° F, but if we did, cyclamens would be happy, says Carl Hoffman, University of Minnesota Extension horticulturist. more »»



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