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Ag and Extension

Nominations open for the 2023 county committee elections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting nominations for county committee members and encourages all farmers, ranchers, and FSA program participants to take part in the Lyon County Committee election nomination process. Elections will occur in ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Common tree concerns and suitable tree replacement options for SW MN Pipestone and Murray County Extension Offices and Pipestone County Master Gardeners invite the public to an informational tree program focused on common tree diseases, pests and suitable tree species replacement options for ...

Soil health

While the following topic can seem somewhat boring to many, the need to understand soil health is a big one. Healthy soil makes healthy and productive plants. Healthy and productive plants make healthy and productive gardeners! As this is true for those who are farming, it is also true for ...

Register now for Strategic Farming: Field Notes

Registration is open for the Strategic Farming: Field Notes program. The Field Notes program is designed for farmers and agricultural professionals as a weekly webinar program addressing all your crop-related questions in real-time in an interactive, discussion-based format. The Field notes ...

USDA offers CLEAR30 option for agricultural producers to enrolll Land

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the signup period for its Clean Lakes, Estuaries, And Rivers initiative (CLEAR30) — a nationwide opportunity for certain landowners and agricultural producers currently implementing water quality practices through the Conservation Reserve ...

Water quality and plants

Water quality affects many different things in our world and this includes plants. In particular, houseplants can suffer from poor water quality or from substances added into the water that we are using to provide a drink for those houseplants. There are some houseplants that are not affected ...