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...

Farm power comes to high school

May 29, 2019
In what has become an annual tradition, students drove farm machinery (and maybe a lawn tractor or two) to Lincoln High School on Friday, May 24. The machinery paraded down Garden Street in front of the school to close the day.

Massive West Albany dairy expansion approved

Mar 14, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional/interim use permit (CUP) for expansion of an existing feedlot owned by Brian and Ashly Yotter in West Albany Township, Lake City. The vote was 3-0, with Brian Goihl abstaining. This action was taken at their regular meeting on March...

Scholarship encourages education in sustainable agriculture practices

Jan 9, 2019
Editor’s note: To kick off 2019, The Graphic is publishing short articles from local organizations and groups to raise awareness about their activities in the coming year. People who want to submit an article and, optionally, a photo, can email it Submissions are subject...

Fick receives CattleWomen's lifetime achievement award

Dec 20, 2018
Vicky Fick of rural Lake City is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Minnesota CattleWomen’s Association. An introductory statement announcing the award summarizes Fick’s involvement with the association. She has served for many years on the executive committee of the...

Lake City hazelnut grower to speak in Winona on Nov. 15

Nov 8, 2018
On Thursday, Nov. 15, Norm Erickson will discuss his experience with growing hazelnuts as a sustainable and environmentally friendly crop yielding a variety of products including food, oil, feed, and biodiesel at the Winona Campus of Minnesota State College - Southeast. The talk is part of the...


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