agriculture

Meeting planned on dairy expansion proposal

Sep 5, 2018
Scotch Prairie Farms in Wabasha County, about seven miles southeast of Lake City, is proposing to triple its dairy operation, according to an Environmental Assessment Worksheet prepared by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The worksheet is open for public comment through Oct. 3 at 4:...

Prep underway for Autumn Harvest Days

Aug 22, 2018
Organizers have been out in the field preparing for the 19th annual Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days festival coming up at the end of September. A group was out recently getting shocking oats ready for the festival. Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days will be Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 5...

Students from Russian school visit alpaca farm

Jun 27, 2018
It came about because of a chance meeting. Lara Long was riding bike along Lakeview Drive, noticed some alpacas, and decided to drop in and talk to the owner. Soon she would be back with some 34 children plus chaperones for a tour of the farm. Long is the assistant principal at Klassika, a...

Letter: Board deserves thanks for rejecting rule change

Jun 7, 2018
To the editor: The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners met on May 8 to consider changing the county’s land use ordinance as proposed by Circle K Farms and county staff. The changes would have weakened protections for family farmers, rural residents, and small towns, regarding health and safety...

Farm power own display at Lincoln High School

May 31, 2018
It was a party atmosphere the morning of May 25 as 34 farm implements, many adorned with American flags, and one John Deere riding lawnmower converged on a parking lot at Lincoln High School in what has become an annual tradition near the end of the school year. Country music played as students and...

Dairy day camp is June 14

May 24, 2018
The Minnesota Farmers Union and Wabasha County Farmers Union encourage people celebrate “June is Dairy Month” and the end of the school year by sending their kids to Day Camp on a Dairy Farm. This year a day camp is set to take place on Thursday, June 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at FjelMar Dairy...

Goodhue County declines to change farm nuisance rules

May 16, 2018
More than 30 residents attended a Goodhue County Board meeting on May 8 and their impassioned views on local farm rules carried the day. A discussion and hearing — the third agenda item — about a proposed language amendment to the Goodhue County Zoning Ordinance Article 11, Section 24 —...

Experimental greenhouse promises fresh produce in the dead of winter

May 9, 2018
It was hot enough that people were conversing in the shade when they could Saturday, May 5, at the Lake City Catholic Worker Farm. But deep winter is coming, and the newly constructed greenhouse they had come to see could be producing fresh lettuces, herbs, brassicas, Asian greens and sprouts when...

Family Fun Day features farm-related activities

Apr 4, 2018
On Saturday, April 7, people can participate in several hands-on activities both in and outside of the Goodhue County History Center. Enjoy programming for all ages that focuses on Goodhue County’s ties to agriculture. Free admission and activities begin at noon.  April’s Free Family Fun Day...

Swarm of swans descends on rural Lake City farm field

Mar 21, 2018
Dozens of the possibly hundreds of swans gathered around standing water in a field next to Wabasha County Road 33 Tuesday, the first day of spring.

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