agriculture

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.

Local legislators, members attend Farm Bureau event in St. Paul

Feb 28, 2018
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) recently held their Council of County Presidents meeting on Feb. 21 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul with nearly 190 Farm Bureau leaders, elected and appointed officials in attendance. County Farm Bureau presidents heard from state legislators...

Wabasha County cattlemen celebrate 50 years

Feb 21, 2018
In April of 1968, 21 agriculture and beef-minded individuals formed together to create what was known as the Wabasha County Beef Herd Improvement Association. Together, the group held its first meeting inside the Lake City High School, where the agriculture department was located. On, Friday, Feb...

Wanted: Dairy Boosters

Feb 14, 2018
Local dairy industry boosters are looking for girls and women interested in becoming dairy princesses or ambassadors. They are seeking “energetic, outgoing, organized, passionate girls with good communication skills and general knowledge of the dairy community,” according to a poster. “Girls need...

Harvest demoed at Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days

Sep 28, 2017
One of the big attractions of the annual Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days is the opportunity to see antique farm machinery, like this Deering threshing machine owned by Michael Ohlhaber, put into use once again. Once the grain was separated from the stalks, the stalks themselves were baled in a...

Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days are here

Sep 21, 2017
Two weeks after Junk Crush, Lake City’s celebration of repurposing, comes Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days, a celebration of using antique equipment for its intended purpose. Now in its 18th year, the festival will be Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m....

18th annual Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days

Sep 8, 2017
18th annual Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days. 64245 355th Ave., Lake City. For information, call Michael Ohlhaber at 651-269-2780 or Dwain Gerken at 507-753-2543or 507-951-4348.

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