agriculture

Six principles of soil health

Apr 30, 2020
Editor’s note: This article is the last of a six-part series profiling the soil health efforts of Wabasha County farmers. People can read the rest on the Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District website, https://wabashaswcd.com/. Soil health is all the buzz in the ag world. The Wabasha...

City sells farm

Mar 25, 2020
A months-long process to sell farmland owned by the City of Lake City appears to be nearing conclusion. At a special meeting Monday, March 23, The Lake City city council unanimously approved a sale of the roughly 77 acres in Lake Township to Wesley and Joshua Moechnig for $425,000 with $25,000 in...

Workshop covers soil building on rented land

Mar 4, 2020
Farmers looking to invest in soil building on rented land can participate in an upcoming workshop from Land Stewardship Project (LSP). It will be held Friday, March 13, at the Bluff Country Co-op, 121 W. 2nd St., in Winona, Minn. v This workshop is an introduction to soil health and the resources...

Suicide prevention workshop focuses on ag communities

Mar 4, 2020
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southeast Minnesota and Zumbro Valley Medical Society are sponsoring safeTALK training workshops for the agricultural communities. People will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention...

No bids for city farmland

Feb 20, 2020
No bids were submitted on over 70 acres of farmland owned by the City of Lake City by the Jan. 24 deadline, City Administrator Rob Keehn told the city council at its Feb. 10 meeting. The city originally purchased the land in Lake Township as a place to spread material from its sewage treament...

Farm to School workshop coming to Bluff View Feb. 18

Feb 12, 2020
Wabasha-Kellogg and Lake City food service directors, school administrators and staff, farmers, chefs, and interested parents are just some of the participants coming to the Farm to School workshop scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Bluff View Elementary School in Lake City...

For good crops, you need good soil

Feb 5, 2020
Editor’s note: This article is part of a series on family farms in Wabasha County produced by the Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Izzak Walton League of America, Wapashaw Chapter. Soil health is all the buzz in the ag world. The Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation...

Sustainable ag scholarship available

Jan 22, 2020
A $5,000 scholarship for junior level college students and above is available. The Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Scholarship Endowment Fund invites qualified students to apply for the upcoming fall season scholarship. The fund is managed by the Rochester Area Foundation and their...

Miller producing soil health interview series

Dec 26, 2019
Melendy Miller is working on a project to learn what progressive farmers in Wabasha County are doing to improve soil health. This work was supported by a grant from the Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League of America (Ikes) Upper Mississippi River Initiative. The grant was secured by...

City farmland goes on sale

Dec 19, 2019
Lake City is seeking bids on about 77 acres of farmland in Lake Township. Bids are due by 4 p.m. on Jan. 24 and will be reviewed by the city council at its Feb. 10 meeting, according to a city request for bids. The minimum bid amount is $450,000. The city used to dump solids from its waste...

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