agriculture

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...

Torch: Organic vs. non-organic

Jan 27, 2016
When you go to the supermarket, what type of foods do you buy? Do you buy non-organic or organically grown food? Maybe you buy some of both? Although, a non-organic grown apple may look and possibly even taste the same as an organic apple, it can sometimes be up to three times cheaper. Why the...

For farmers in 2015: Lots of crops, not much profit

Dec 30, 2015
Ag Partners completed construction on a 615,000 bushel, 90-foot diameter grain bin this summer, just in time. The bin, along with a half-million bushel bin built two years ago, are full thanks to a bumper crop raised by farmers in 2015. Mark Ryan of Ag Partners said farmers throughout Wabasha...

Lincoln ag teacher wins professional development scholarship

Nov 27, 2015
Lincoln High School agriculture teacher Nikki Beucler is one of a select group of agriculture teachers nationwide who received the 2015 Teachers Turn the Key (TTTK) professional development scholarship. As a scholarship recipient, Beucler attended the National Association of Agricultural Educators...

Bumper harvest winds down

Oct 29, 2015
Greg Tiedeman chopped cornstalks on a piece of farmland owned by Dan Smith along Old Territorial Road Monday. Greg was using his own chopper and a tractor borrowed from John Dose as he wrapped up part of the harvest. He said this year’s corn yield was one of the best ever and the crop dried down...

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