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Ag and Extension

Ag and Extension Briefs

Small grain workshops scheduled throughout Minnesota University of Minnesota Extension is offering 10 small grain workshops across Minnesota in January and February to address successful small grain management. “Whether you are a farmer or crop consultant already producing small grains, ...

USDA reminds Lyon County farmers and ranchers to vote

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has started mailing ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the Lyon County FSA office or postmarked by Dec. 6.  “FSA ...

Ag Briefs

Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training webinar and online course available Do you get rave reviews on your homemade breads, cakes and cookies? Are family and friends asking to buy your yummy home canned salsa and pickles? Join University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Educators, ...

Curbing damage

As fall starts to turn to winter, gardeners are always looking for ways to curb animal damage to our plants. We should also include other forms of damage that can occur such as heavy snow load, ice damage and salt damage too. For the most part, the U of M Extension recommends the use of ...

Insecticidal soap

Managing our gardens is very important in order to keep diseases under control as well as insects. This summer, while many of us did quite well with our vegetable gardens and our perennial gardens, we did see a higher than usual number of certain insects in our gardens. As we all become more ...

Lyon County is eligible for FSA emergency loans

Lyon County was declared a primary disaster due to drought and heat using the streamlined Secretarial Disaster Declaration process. Under this designation, if you have operations in any primary or contiguous county, you are eligible to apply for low interest emergency loans. The streamlined ...