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Sen. Dahms Inducted into FFA Hall of Fame

May 14, 2015 The Minnesota FFA Association honored State Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, with induction into the FFA Hall of Fame. more »»

Watching out for the bees

May 7, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency has added new language to neonicotinyl insecticide products (imidacloprid, dinotefuran, thiamethoxam, and clothianidin) to protect bees and other insect... more »»

AURI colmn: Enhancing animal feed through chemistry

May 7, 2015 At the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, we are all about discovering new uses for agricultural resources in order to fuel economic growth in Minnesota. more »»

Ag Briefs

May 7, 2015 Undercover video leads to probe of Colorado pig farm workers DENVER (AP) — An undercover video showing workers at a Colorado pig farm hitting animals with cans and boards has prompted a criminal... more »»

Minnesota FFA Foundation recognizes Media Award recipients

May 7, 2015 Supporters of the Minnesota FFA Foundation were recognized at the annual honors reception of the 86th Minnesota FFA Convention at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. more »»

Cover crops

April 30, 2015 There is one blog that I enjoy reading, called the Garden Professors which is based on Extension service research. more »»

State FFA

April 30, 2015 Minnesota FFA Association holds annual awards program FFA members from around the state were awarded on Monday at the 86th Minnesota FFA Convention for commitment and hard work within the... more »»

Windbreak and crop yield study

April 30, 2015 Recent land values, farm innovations and management such as adoption of no-till, minimum till, use of wide farm equipment, and windbreak plantings that are just getting old, has led to many... more »»

Vegetable gardens

April 23, 2015 For those of us who are lucky enough to have room to spare in our yards or landscape, we can easily add a vegetable garden. more »»

Weather controls us, but there are still tasks at hand

April 16, 2015 This is the time of the year that seems to be the hardest for gardeners. It is not quite warm enough to start planting much, if anything, outside (if you are outside by 6 a.m. more »»

Be a good steward when taking care of your lawn

April 9, 2015 We all want that perfect lawn. Lawns are a lot of work on many different levels and we can spend a whole lot of time and money on our lawns as well. more »»

Don't prune oaks in spring and summer

April 9, 2015 The oak wilt risk status is HIGH. Homeowners should NOT prune oaks and/or conduct any construction activities near oaks to avoid wounding and transmitting the oak wilt fungus. more »»

Time to start thinking about landscaping

April 2, 2015 The first trip to your local garden center or nursery in spring can be exhilaratin. more »»

Master gardeners have quite a reach

March 26, 2015 The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener program is an internationally recognized volunteer program. It exists in all 50 states, in Canada and in the United Kingdom. more »»

Reuvekamp named executive director of MARL

March 26, 2015 Olga Reuvekamp has been named the executive director of the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program at Southwest Minnesota State University. more »»

Shedding light on growing

March 19, 2015 It’s much better to grow seedlings under fluorescent lights than to rely solely on natural light, even in a greenhouse. more »»

How do farmers survive a year without profits?

March 19, 2015 Forward contract bids for 2015 corn and soybeans are $3.50 and under $9.00 respectively. Farmer breakeven prices necessary to cover input costs and living expenses are in the $4.50 to $. more »»

Winter blues? Time to plant the seeds

March 5, 2015 Starting garden plants from seeds indoors can be an enjoyable project for any gardener. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to grow a wide variety of plants. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

March 5, 2015 State Fair and Farm Bureau Federation accepting Century Farm applications Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more may apply for the 2015 Century Farms Program. more »»

Let there be light

February 26, 2015 So what is adequate light? While the actual levels vary with the genus, in general, orchid foliage should be a light yellow-green rather than a lush sort of grass green. more »»



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