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...

Brand elected to angus delegation

Aug 24, 2016
Frank Brand of Lake City has been elected as a delegate to the 133rd annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 7 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Brand is one of 328 Angus breeders elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at...

Cedar attends camp to explore ag education

Aug 17, 2016
Lincoln High School senior Jade Cedar was one of nine participants in a camp to discover what a career in agricultural education might look like. The Ag Ed Immersion Camp was held in Willmar, Minn., in early August. The camp featured hands-on lesson planning, one-on-one time with colleges in...

Photographer to present on agricultural history

Aug 3, 2016
A Minnesota Department of Agriculture grant is providing an opportunity for Goodhue County Fair-goers to learn about Minnesota’s agricultural history with Doug Ohman of Pioneer Photography. Doug’s presentations and photo viewing will be held in the old Belvidere Schoolhouse on the fairgrounds....

Lincoln ag teacher attends institute in Washington state

Jul 28, 2016
Nikki Beucler, agriscience educator at Lincoln High School recently attended an eight-day professional development institute at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., to teach the Principles of Agricultural Science – Animal Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) course in...

Letter: Community responds in storm's wake

Jul 20, 2016
To the editor:  Community does not end at the city limit signs. We cannot say enough to thank our farming community for their support, help and encouraging words after the tornado did serious damage to our farm the night of July 5.   Our amazing neighbors showed up immediately after the storm to...

Farm tour demonstrates water quality enhancements

May 4, 2016
Tom and Lisa Hoekstra invited members of the community to their crop farm near Plainview, Minnesota, to provide a firsthand look at what they’re doing to protect the legacy of their land and support other producers working to preserve soil and enhance water quality. Shortly after purchasing the...


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