agriculture

Hanni updates commissioners on Goodhue County buffer zone compliance

Nov 20, 2019
Goodhue County commissioners heard from Land Use Director Lisa Hanni, who updated the board on the compliance of landowners to implement buffer strips along local waterways. Hanni said letters for corrective action were sent to 37 landowners concerning 43 parcels in December 2018. Those letters...

Workshop on mental health challenges facing farmers is Dec. 5

Nov 20, 2019
University of Minnesota Extension - Goodhue County and Goodhue County Make it OK would like to invite anyone interested to attend a workshop on Dec. 5 in Zumbrota called “Farming in Tough Times: A Rural Mental Well-Being Discussion.” Topics include farm stress, mental well-being, and building...

Workshop to cover ways for farmers to profit and protect drinking water

Nov 20, 2019
One challenge facing cities in Minnesota is how to keep their drinking water safe from nitrate contamination, according to the Cannon River Watershed Partnership. That’s why the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, Rice SWCD, Minnesota Extension, and the City of Faribault are working together to...

Classes designed to prevent farmer suicide offered around the state

Oct 16, 2019
Farmers and others who work in agriculture are used to helping neighbors, clients, family and friends do chores or make repairs, but they may not know how to help someone having thoughts of suicide, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. A free, half-day safeTALK training sponsored...

Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days 2019

Oct 2, 2019
Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days, the annual celebration of local agricultural heritage, took place over the weekend at the farm of Marilyn and Dwain Gerken near Oak Center. Nice weather brought lots of people out Saturday. Attendance was less in the cool, damp conditions that prevailed Sunday....

Dohrns are Wabasha County's 'Farm Family of the Year'

Jul 25, 2019
The Kenny and Vicky Dohrn family has been named Wabasha County’s “2019 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. Kenny’s parents purchased the farm when Kenny was two years old. It was sold in 1975 and had two other owners before Kenny and Vicky returned. They started renting the...

City selling farmland

Jul 10, 2019
Lake City is selling 77 acres of farmland in Lake Township. On July 8 the City Council unanimously approved selling the land by sealed bid with a minumum bid amount of $450,000. The money will go into the city’s capital fund where it could be used to help pay for amenities and any cost overruns...

Whiskey Dick’s named friends of dairy

Jun 12, 2019
The Wabasha County American Dairy Association and area dairy farmers would like to recognize Whiskey Dick’s Eatery and Saloon in Millville as the 2018 Friend of Dairy. Pictured are Whiskey Dick’s owners Phil and Nikki Dick In 2018 Whiskey Dick’s Eatery and Saloon offered free milk with a purchase...

Goodhue County Board OKs feedlot split

Jun 12, 2019
Farming finances can be tight, especially when it comes to property acquisition. The Goodhue County Board took action Tuesday that may make it easier for one area family to sell their homestead and hog operation. Edward and Tammy Fletcher requested a conditional-use permit to allow their existing...

Family Night on the Farm coming to rural Millville

Jun 12, 2019
The fifth annual Wabasha County Family Night on the Farm will be Thursday, June 20, at Stelling Farms in rural Millville. The free event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and includes several family activities like a farm machinery display, milking demonstrations from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., calf...

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