Simon Brand joins Angus Association as junior member

Feb 7, 2024
Simon Brand of Lake City is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to a news release. Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take...

Ag parade kicks off ‘I Love to Read Month’ at Bluff View Elementary School

Feb 7, 2024
“Growing Readers” is the theme for “I Love to Read Month” at Bluff View Elementary School this year, and to kick off a month of agriculture-related activities, the school hosted an agriculture parade on Friday, Feb. 2. “Jeremy Holst from Holst Dairy Farms and Mark Ryan from Ag Partners shared the...

Pasture walk lets farmers compare drought management strategies and experiences

Nov 1, 2023
The Land Stewardship Project’s (LSP) drought-oriented pasture walk in rural Lake City was timely, even if it happened to rain on the Oct. 19 event. The period from January through September was Minnesota’s 16th driest since 1895, according to the federal government’s drought tracking website...

Oat shocking planned ahead of Autumn Harvest Days

Aug 9, 2023
Oat shocking will take place Friday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. on the Autumn Harvest Days grounds at the Dwain and Marilyn Gerken farm. Everyone is welcome to attend—either to watch or help. Autumn Harvest Days will be held the last weekend in September at the farm. For more information, people can call...

SWCD: It’s never too late for cover crops

Oct 5, 2022
You don’t have to be an enthusiast to know that cover crops have been gaining a lot of traction in recent years, and it’s been with good reason. From their increased use on farms across the country to numerous field days promoting them, magazine and newspaper articles abound, even podcasts and...

Rolling the hay

Jun 22, 2022
People roll large round bales of hay out of the northbound lane of Lyon Avenue in Lake City on Monday, June 20. The bales appear to have fallen off a trailer loaded with bales parked up the block. Police soon arrived, then a skid loader. And soon all that was left were some stray pieces of hay on...

Family Night on the Farm showcases Scotch Prairie’s high tech dairy operation

Jun 22, 2022
From huge climate-controlled environments down to tiny grains, seemingly everything that goes in and comes out of the Scotch Prairie Farms dairy operation is analyzed and tailored for optimal operation. The rural Lake City farm hosted the annual Wabasha County Family Night of the Farm on June 16,...

Holsts win dairy quality award

Jun 15, 2022
Holst Family Farms of Lake City received National Dairy Quality Award for top quality milk during 2022 awards from National Masitis Council ceremony in San Diego, Calif. “Honored as one of the ‘best of the best’ across the states, the Holst Family takes pride in quality, nutritious milk produced...

Tractors come to school as planting picks up

May 25, 2022
The parking lot on the Jefferson end of Lincoln High School looked like an implement dealership Friday, May 20. It’s become an annual tradition for students to drive tractors to school on a day near the end of the school year. After school the tractors left town in a procession down Lyon Avenue....

Budget provides support for farmers, ag industry

Aug 11, 2021
One of the highlights coming out of the 2021 legislative session was the new agriculture budget. I truly believe that agriculture is the backbone of our economy. Those of us who live outside the metro understand that a thriving agriculture economy is critical to our overall success as a state. Our...


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