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Sunflowers continue to be popular

August 4, 2011 Each year, I set aside a part of the garden for the kids to have their own little garden. more »»

Have hoe, will garden

July 28, 2011 For the past few weeks I have been traveling around the area with one of my best friends, my ho. more »»

Keeping it in the family, Deutzes chosen Farm Family of the Year

July 21, 2011 MARSHALL — It was actually news to Greg and Mary Deutz they had been chosen Lyon County’s “Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota Extension. “It was a surprise,”?Greg Deutz said. more »»

Tracing tomatoes

July 21, 2011 The Tomato history has origins traced back to the early Aztecs around 700 A.D; therefore it is believed that the tomato is native to the Americas. more »»

Minnesota exports continue upward trend

July 14, 2011 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently reported that the state’s agricultural exports rose 22 percent in 2010, outpacing the nation in growth and hitting the $5 billion mark for the second... more »»

A nervous buzz surrounds bee world

July 14, 2011 Marla Spivak is an apiculture entomologist with University of Minnesota Extension, a MacArthur Fellow, and Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Entomolog. more »»

Homegrown menu at MACS

June 30, 2011 A made-from-scratch school lunch is a thing of the past, right? Not at Marshall Area Christian School, where the menu is local, organic and homemade. more »»

Controlling apple maggots

June 30, 2011 Jeffrey Hahn is an Extension entomologist and has some great information regarding apple maggot control. The apple maggot is the most destructive pest of apples grown in home gardens in Minnesota. more »»

Recent rains soak already saturated fields

June 23, 2011 Farmers can’t do without rain, but sometimes it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. A wet year delayed planting in the area, and now heavy downpour have threatened crop yields. more »»

Dealing with tomato issues

June 23, 2011 Michelle Grabowski of the U of M Extension has some great pointers this week about tomatoes and some of the problems that gardeners are concerned with each growing season. more »»

Birds of a different feather

June 9, 2011 RUSSELL — It appears birds of a feather don’t always flock together. Sometimes a mom of another species steps in, as Morgan Smith found out last week. more »»

Emerald ash borer and ash anthracnose

June 9, 2011 With the discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Minnesota in 2009, many homeowners are keeping a close eye on the ash trees on their property. more »»

Building on Minnesota biofuels

June 9, 2011 AURI?senior scientist Few things cause people more angst on a regular basis than pulling their vehicle up to the fuel pump for a fill. more »»

Invasive agricultural pest really stinks

June 1, 2011 When we say the world is getting smaller, we’re thinking how much easier it is for us to travel the world now, we seldom realize it applies to pests as wel. more »»

The right online site can be good tool

June 1, 2011 The Internet is a great place to help your search for information. more »»

Ag educator inducted into state FFA Hall of Fame

May 26, 2011 MARSHALL — When Marshall native Dennis Schroeder found out he was going to be inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame recently, he was honored, but firmly believes he was just doing his job. more »»

Inside the box

May 26, 2011 A small little cardboard box, less than a few pounds and it holds the entire summers work inside it. As I hold the box, it holds so much promise for a great garden this summer. more »»

Emerald ash borer week

May 19, 2011 With a stroke of his pen, Governor Mark Dayton signed a proclamation officially declaring May 22-28 as EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) Week in Minnesota. more »»

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 »»



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