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Everyone has a reason for gardening

June 17, 2010 There are many reasons, but the economy tends to be the largest contributor to those who are new vegetable gardeners the past two years. more »»

Small-town royalty

June 10, 2010 MINNEOTA — When the Dairy Princess Kay judges called Brittany Moorse, of Minneota, as one of 12 finalists, she was moved to tears of excitement and honor. more »»

The fascinating digger bee

June 10, 2010 I like watching the insects that come to our various gardens during the summer. more »»

Sunflower houses

June 3, 2010 I have just spent 11 days off of work and doing some traveling, enjoying the weather and trying to polish off the gardens at my home. more »»

A fine-feathered future

June 3, 2010 AURI meat scientist One of the keys to success in the marketplace is being different from the competition. There needs to be a reason consumers pick your products. more »»

Crops faring well, but rain would be welcomed sight

June 3, 2010 Crops across southwest Minnesota are slightly ahead of schedule due to the abundance of rain in the first half of May and the hot, sunny days in the second half of the month. more »»

Playing the cross game

May 27, 2010 What does it take to get a new fruit variety from the U of M experiment stations? The breeding program has been around nearly 100 years and we have had 102 releases from the progra. more »»

Award winners

May 19, 2010 Lucan’s Plaetz named Outstanding Student by fellow classmates at Ridgewater in Willmar Stephanie Plaetz, daughter of Alphonse and Kathryn Plaetz of Lucan, was voted the Farm... more »»

Attack on ash trees

May 19, 2010 This is one of the time that your questions have lead me to write about a particular column this week. Ash trees. more »»

An auction with a purpose: the students

May 13, 2010 The Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Association awarded scholarships to 21 area seniors this month, rewarding the students for their grades and their work in the field of agricultur. more »»

nipped in the bud

May 13, 2010 It seemed strange, at best, to look out of the window at 6 a.m. this past Sunday to see the white leaves of the green, green grass. more »»

Esther’s flock

May 6, 2010 BALATON — There comes a time every lambing season when she’s ready to quit, Esther Evens said. But seeing a flock of healthy lambs and ewes makes up for the exhausting work. more »»

Fielding questions

May 6, 2010 There are times that I get calls from my older readers. more »»

Working for the future

May 6, 2010 AURI It’s not often you get the chance to talk about the future to those who are likely to shape it, but that’s exactly what happened this past week in S. more »»

Talkin' trees

April 29, 2010 MARSHALL — Plant a tree and save a little on your electricity bill. Customers of Marshall Municipal Utilities can purchase small trees for just $1 each from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through May 2. more »»

Less lawn and more trees — not a bad thought

April 29, 2010 I remember the first time that I came to this area. I grew up in Central Minnesota where the wind never ever blew like it does her. more »»

it’s still early: Careful not to overplant this early

April 22, 2010 It has been so nice outside that I have a jumpstart on cleaning up the yard and getting the gardens ready for planting. I have heard the same from many of my fellow gardeners. more »»

Family pitches in for potatoes

April 15, 2010 This past week I have been taking a lot of grief about not having my potatoes planted. You know who you are. more »»

He knows beans

April 8, 2010 TRACY — Sander “Sandy” and Peggy Ludeman attended a reception for the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association on Tuesday evening in North Mankato to celebrate Sandy Ludeman receiving the Siehl Prize... more »»

Getting kids in the garden

April 8, 2010 I was recently asked a question in regard to children and getting them interested in gardenin. more »»

 
 

 

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