agriculture

SWCD trees ready for pickup

Apr 20, 2017
Trees ordered through the Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be available for pick up starting Wednesday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some trees and shrubs available; people can call Jen at 651-565-4673, ext. 109 to check on availability.  Tree pick up will be at...

Regional sustainable agriculture scholarship sprouted in rural lake city

Apr 20, 2017
A group of people with connections to the Lake City area is aiming to impact farming processes throughout southeastern Minnesota with a scholarship and education efforts promoting sustainable farming. The epicenter of the project is Manawa Prairie Farm just off of County Road 4 south of Lake City...

Letter: Feedlot bill fails the test

Apr 13, 2017
To the editor: Why is it that when our elected officials end up in St. Paul they forget what is important to their rural constituents—the rural family farmers who feed us, who work hard to care for their families, who care for the soil and our healthy future? The Senate Omnibus Environment Finance...

Community rallies around Millville dairy family

Mar 16, 2017
“Angels” by the dozen, in overalls and rubber boots, some with skid loaders and other equipment showed up March 8 to help the Sexton family of Millville clear away the wreckage of two milking parlors and a freestall barn that burned on Feb. 3. There were family, friends, neighbors, fellow members...

Heavy equipment: Before and after the blizzard

Mar 2, 2017
Tom Gerken harvests corn near Oak Center on Thursday ahead of that night’s snow storm.In the other photo, submitted by Ben Threinen, Lake City Public Works employees harvested the snow that blanketed the city and caused at least one newspaper editor to be late for a ribbon cutting.

Sustainability scholarship fund seeks applicants

Feb 23, 2017
Two Lake City area residents have announced the 2017 Environmentally, Socially, and Economically Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Scholarship for students entering their junior or higher collegiate agriculture or forestry studies in the fall of 2017. This is a competitive scholarship co-...

Hearing held on proposed swine facility in Goodhue County

Feb 23, 2017
A public hearing was held on Monday, February 13 in Red Wing to discuss a proposed hog confinement facility being requested by  Circle K Family Farms, owned by Mike, Yon and Jeff Kohlnhofer. The applicants are proposing to construct a swine finishing barn that would be located at the corner of...

Kleins honored for community, industry involvement

Feb 2, 2017
Dean and Lois Klein and Eric and Chassidy Klein of Klein’s Cow Palace in Lake City received the 2016 Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairyman of the Year Award. To qualify for this award, a Form-A-Feed representative must nominate a recipient for their commitment and involvement in the dairy industry,...

Vet: Only sick cows can receive feed with antibiotics

Jan 5, 2017
Over 250 people crowded into the Zumbrota VFW on Wednesday evening, Dec. 21. They were seeking assurance that on Jan. 1, they will still be able to give antibiotics to their sick cattle. Veterinarian Matt Dodd clarified the situation. He said on Jan. 1, it will be illegal to give medicated feeds...

Corn husting contest set for Oct. 15 near Goodhue

Oct 13, 2016
The Minnesota State Corn Husking Contest will be held Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct.16, at the Jeff and Kathy Ofstie farm near Goodhue. For several years the contest was held in conjunction with the Autumn Harvest near Oak Center. Husking will start at 9 a.m. There will be youth classes and...

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