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The season in between

March 31, 2016 It is at this time of the year that we gardeners find so hard to get through. Winter is pretty much a done deal and spring is moving along but at what seems a snail’s pace. more »»

One Watershed, One Plan launches statewide

March 31, 2016 Wrapping up a successful, almost two-year pilot period, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources' (BWSR) One Watershed, One Plan program begins the next phase of roll-out this week. more »»

Ag Briefs

March 31, 2016 Animal Ag continues to add meat to national economy The animals that feed us are also feeding our economy, according to a new soy-checkoff-funded study. The analysis shows animal ag, U.S. more »»

Selecting a garden site

March 24, 2016 As an Extension agent, says Shawn Banks, one question I often get asked by new gardeners is, “Where do I put a vegetable garden in my yard?” That leads to a lot more questions, but let’s answer the... more »»

Farm Bureau members meet with legislators

March 24, 2016 More than 150 Farm Bureau members from Minnesota met with legislators on March 15 during one of the Farm Bureau Days on the Hill. more »»

Spring blooming plants

March 17, 2016 We raise chickens. A lot of chicken. more »»

Checkoff research helps open motor oil market to high oleic soy

March 17, 2016 ST. LOUIS — The sustainability of U.S. soybeans has led to a new market opportunity for the very farmers who grow them. Renewable chemical manufacturer Biosynthetic Technologies recently leveraged U. more »»

Ag Briefs

March 17, 2016 Advanced Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Workshop to be held in Marshall Do you make and sell baked goods, home-canned pickles, salsa, jam and jellies? Are you a cottage foods producer? If yes,... more »»

Dealing with changes in Plants

March 3, 2016 Joseph Tychonievich with the Garden Professors and eXtension system has some tips for us in regard to plants that seem to change on their own from one type of plant to another. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

March 3, 2016 Nebraska ‘right to farm’ proposal stalls in committee LINCOLN, Neb. more »»

Farm Bureau members attend Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.

March 3, 2016 Farmers and ranchers from across Minnesota met with their members of Congress in Washington, D.C. during the American Farm Bureau Federation's Advocacy Conference, Feb. 22-24. more »»

Veggie gardens

February 25, 2016 Shawn Banks, Extension educator from North Carolina State University says as an Extension agent one question I often get asked by new gardeners is, “Where do I put a vegetable garden in my yard?”... more »»

PHOTO: Marshall FFA

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AURI announces new board directors

February 25, 2016 The Board of Directors of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute welcomed two new members at its regularly scheduled February meeting. more »»

Minnesota National Farmers elects officers

February 25, 2016 Joe Neaton of Watertown was re-elected state president of Minnesota National Farmers Organization at the annual reorganization meeting Feb. 6 in Sauk Centr. more »»

A herbivore headache

February 18, 2016 Rabbits can be so darn cute until they are eating up your yard. The two pet rabbits we have (Mr. Bun and Mrs. more »»

Researchers begin outing GPS radio collars on Minnesota elk

February 18, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers have begun outfitting elk in far northwestern Minnesota with GPS radio collars for the first time as part of a broader study to better track their movements and how th... more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

February 18, 2016 Take three simple steps to help gain maximum tax refunds Tax season is here, and University of Minnesota Extension and the Claim It Campaign encourage low- to moderate-income taxpayers to prep. more »»

Farm Outlook & Education Seminar is March 9 at SMSU

February 18, 2016 The 32nd annual SMSU Farm Outlook & Education Seminar will be held on Wednesday, March 9, in the Conference Center Ballroom on campus. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. more »»



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