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AURI: A recipe for success

June 2, 2016 From multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, Minnesota is home to a broad range of food companies. more »»

Oh, the challenges of gardening

May 25, 2016 Master Gardeners are those types of people who are problem solvers. I could write a book just about the problems that I have seen, mostly of which are things humans did not create. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

May 25, 2016 Women in Agriculture quarterly seminar The University of Minnesota Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency are hosting a Women in Agriculture Seminar on June 1 at the Willmar Regional Extension Offic... more »»

Dealing with the ‘pollinator crisis’

May 19, 2016 Karl Foord, U of M Extension educator, says in his travels around the state of Minnesota regardless of rural or urban, he has encountered a significant lack of flowers. more »»

Ag and Extension Briefs

May 19, 2016 Read the pesticide label for safety’s sake Reading over the pesticide label is a key step in having a safe and productive cropping season. more »»

Match trees to your environment

May 12, 2016 Trees shade and cool us in the summer, protect us from cold winter winds, supply us with clean air to breathe, beautify our communities and provide habitat for wildlif. more »»

Newly-established trees

May 5, 2016 Last year, we were left wondering if we would be suffering a drought this year and now, most of us are complaining a bit about all of the water we have been getting. more »»

Keeping the roads clean and the right of ways unobstructed

May 5, 2016 As farming season begins, Murray County Commissioners and Murray County Township officials remind farmers that planting crops within the right of way of a public road is a safety hazard – and agains... more »»

Dealing with aggressive weeds

April 28, 2016 The rain and cool temperatures are really snapping our perennial gardens into moving along. more »»

FFA State Convention News

April 28, 2016 Vold is Minnesota FFA Star in AgriScience The Minnesota FFA Association named Payton Vold the 2016 Minnesota FFA Star in AgriScience at the 87th Minnesota FFA Conventio. more »»

Hello, Johnny

April 21, 2016 Growing up, my grandfather always had Johnny Jump Ups growing throughout his gardens and in some of his lawn as well. more »»

Minnesota man crafts handmade cowboy boots the old way

April 21, 2016 This is an AP Member Exchange shared by Minnesota Public Radio News. AKELEY (AP) — Most boots are manufactured by the thousands, and shipped from China or other countries. more »»

Learning tools for gardeners

April 14, 2016 The Lyon County Master Gardeners invites the public to attend its annual Garden Day on Saturday, April 23, at the Adult Community Center, 107 South 4th St. in Marshall, from 9:15-11:45 a.m. more »»

Making our mission about impact

April 14, 2016 I’m excited to formally unveil a refined mission statement that will guide AURI’s future innovation efforts. more »»

Group releasing undercover video for cage-free egg push

April 14, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An animal welfare group said it hopes undercover video filmed inside a farm showing how hens are treated will get more U.S. food sellers behind cage-free eggs. more »»

Keep an eye on those apple trees

April 7, 2016 Apple trees that are not pruned for several years will often produce so many branches that very little energy is left for fruit production, according to Ward Upham Extension Associate – Home... more »»

Ralco food safety expert to provide FSMA, VFD training

April 7, 2016 Two big regulatory changes are coming soon that will fundamentally change how food is produced at every level of the industry. more »»

Wal-Mart pledges commitment to cage free eggs by 2025

April 7, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., nation's largest food retailer, is pledging to sell only cage-free eggs by 2025, joining a growing list of retailers and food makers making the switch. more »»

South Dakota wheat crop could be smallest in 37 years

April 7, 2016 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — This year's wheat crop in South Dakota could be the smallest in nearly four decades. The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects South Dakota farmers to plant . more »»

Ag Briefs

April 7, 2016 Turtle Bay agrees to $6M farmland deal on Oahu's North Shore HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly 500 acres of land on Oahu's North Shore will be preserved for farming under a deal backed by Honolulu, the state o... more »»



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