agriculture

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.

Goodhue County conservation award winners announced

Aug 17, 2017
Sandy Hadler, Correspondent At the Goodhue County Fair on Thursday, August 10, it was announced that Ronningen Family Farms, owned by Kelly Ronningen, was given the Goodhue County Soil and Water Conservation Farmer of the Year Award. The Ronningens have a 580 acre dairy and crop farm where they...

Wabasha County opts into buffer law enforcement

Jun 22, 2017
Wabasha County will accept responsibility for enforcing the state’s agricultural buffer law. The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met in a late afternoon session on June 13 to accommodate the Board of Review, which was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. that day. Commissioner Don Springer was absent. ...

Friday ice cream events celebrate dairy farmers

Jun 22, 2017
June is Dairy Month, and two Lake Ciy businesses are celebrating dairy farmers with ice cream giveaways on Friday, June 23. Ag Partners is hosting an ice cream social Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Lake City location, 512 S. 8th St. Alliance Bank, 105 E. Lyon Ave., will be giving...

Tractors on parade

May 31, 2017
Tractors driven by Lincoln High School students make their way down Lyon Avenue Friday, May 26. “Tractor Day,” when students with the means commute to school on tractors, has become an annual tradition at the school.

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