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Building cooperative capacity

May 19, 2011 AURI?project development director Minnesota has a long and successful history in developing cooperative. more »»

YME?FFAers see Hawaii’s agricultural side

May 12, 2011 GRANITE FALLS — A group of 19 FFA students from the Yellow Medicine East chapter recently went on a trip of a lifetime, traveling to the Hawaiian island of Maui to learn about its agricultur. more »»

Battling June bugs

May 12, 2011 As I was walking out of the barn, I was nearly attacked by a swarm of June bugs zinging and zanging around the yard. more »»

Nature’s engineers sometimes furry nuisance for farmers

May 5, 2011 The trade in beaver pelts brought the first settlers to the northern midwestern and northwestern states. more »»

Battling weeds

May 5, 2011 Usually the middle to end of May is the prime time for putting down preemergence weed killer for crabgras. more »»

Program to offer grant opportunities for area schools

April 28, 2011 A pilot program and the support of farmers could make a big difference for area school districts, representatives of the Monsanto Fund say. more »»

Pros and cons of bare-root stock

April 28, 2011 The name says it al. more »»

Lovely lilies

April 21, 2011 Martagon, Asiatic, Oriental, trumpet, and tiger lilies (blooming approximately in this order from late spring through summer) are groups of amazing lilies that have beautifully graced our Minnesota... more »»

Keep an eye open FOR pathogens

April 14, 2011 Many years ago, I purchased some petunia plants. Along with it, came something that looked like a wild cucumbe. more »»

Meat, sans salt

April 14, 2011 AURI?meat scientist We’ve all probably sat down to a meal with someone who showers their food with a layer of salt before they even taste it. more »»

Ag connections in the classroom

April 7, 2011 CLARKFIELD — Organizers for Ag in the Classroom brought knowledgeable farmers and curious school children together for a common purpose Tuesday in Clarkfield — to educat. more »»

Growing blueberries

April 7, 2011 There are many of us who are up to the challenge of growing blueberries. It can be rather difficult, mostly because of our soil conditions in our area. more »»

New corn strain provides natural alternative to synthetic dyes

March 31, 2011 MARSHALL — A new corn strain being planted in southwest Minnesota has all the typical properties of average field corn, with a few additional ones that officials hope will change the way commercial... more »»

Master Gardeners are everywhere

March 31, 2011 This summer you may need help with your garden. more »»

Top of the crops

March 24, 2011 It came as a shock, Tony Hansen and Ben Nath said. more »»

Growing and gardening

March 24, 2011 Generations of gardening all come together each spring. Planting as a family and living life together as a family gives us roots, and our children are its branches. more »»

More tips on seedlings

March 17, 2011 Part III: Providing a constant heat source from underneath can be very beneficial to seedlings. more »»

Starting from seeds

March 3, 2011 Part I Starting garden plants from seeds indoors can be an enjoyable project for any gardener. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to grow a wide variety of plants. more »»

Fantastic plastic

March 3, 2011 AURI The phrase “paper or plastic” is taking on a whole new meaning these days. Plastics made from plants rather than petroleum are gaining market share around the globe. more »»

Winter Crops Day and Small Grain Tour taking place next week

February 17, 2011 Tilled fields peeked out from beneath the snow this week as warm weather reminded farmers that spring planting is right around the corner. more »»



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