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March 5, 2015 State Fair and Farm Bureau Federation accepting Century Farm applications Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more may apply for the 2015 Century Farms Program. more »»

Let there be light

February 26, 2015 So what is adequate light? While the actual levels vary with the genus, in general, orchid foliage should be a light yellow-green rather than a lush sort of grass green. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

February 26, 2015 Yellow Medicine One Watershed, One Plan The Yellow Medicine One Watershed, One Plan Partnership is initiating a comprehensive watershed management plan for the Yellow Medicine River Watershed. more »»

Farm Outlook Seminar is March 11 at SMSU

February 19, 2015 Four agricultural experts will be featured at the 31st annual Farm Outlook Seminar on Wednesday, March 11, at the Southwest Minnesota State University Upper Conference Center. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

February 19, 2015 MFB and FFA — working together (MFB) — The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) salutes FFA during National FFA Week, Feb. 21-28. more »»

Watch for viral infection with cyclamen

February 19, 2015 Cyclamen are popular plants to brighten the home during the winter months. Flowers come in multiple shades of pink, red, lavender and white according to Michelle Grabowski, U of M Extension Educator. more »»

The knock out rose: Reliable and resistant

February 5, 2015 This past spring, I planted for the first time a rose in an old bucket in front of my house. It was an experiment of sorts. more »»

MFBF Council of County Presidents

February 5, 2015 The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) held the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Council of County Presidents meeting on Jan. 27 at the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge in St. more »»

Ag briefs

February 5, 2015 Plowing Association elects officers The Minnesota Plowing Association had its winter meeting Jan 25 at the Hot Spot in Spring Hil. more »»

Minnesota Farm Bureau commemorates Food Awareness Month

February 5, 2015 Minnesota Farm Bureau is celebrating February as Food Awareness Month. more »»

Turning the pages

January 29, 2015 This is the time of the year when many of you ask me what I do all winter long. Well, besides my job I hold at a business in town, I help on the farm with lambin. more »»

Ag briefs

January 29, 2015 Verly represents Lyon County Farm Bureau in Minnesota Farm Bureau contest John Verly of Marshall in Lyon County was among the young farmers from across Minnesota who competed in the Minnesota Farm... more »»

So far, spotted lanternfly not a concern in minnesota

January 22, 2015 According to Jeff Hahn, Extension entomologist, a new invasive insect species from Asia, the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, was discovered last month in Pennsylvani. more »»

Lyon Co. SWCD seeks applicants for RIM program

January 22, 2015 The Lyon County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is seeking applicants for the 2015 Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Wetlands Conservation Easement Program. Sign-up for the program began on Jan. more »»

A study in… studies

January 15, 2015 The Oregon Master Gardeners compiled a very interesting list of garden studies that were completed this past year. This is a synopsis of some of their favorite scientific studies that were complete. more »»

Ag briefs

January 15, 2015 Conservation Stewardship Program draws 795 contract renewals Seven hundred-ninety five Minnesota farmers and forest landowners have successfully re-enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Progra... more »»


January 8, 2015 Orchids tend to be in what is called the epiphytic group of plants, which means they reside on other plant. more »»

Private Pesticide Applicator recertification workshops coming up

January 8, 2015 If you need to renew your Private Pesticide Applicator certification, you can do so by attending one of the upcoming recertification workshops sponsored by University of MN Extensio. more »»

Ag Briefs

January 8, 2015 Al-Corn Clean Fuel becomes MARL funding partner Al-Corn Clean Fuel, a farmer-owned ethanol production cooperative based in Claremont, has become a Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL)... more »»

Strawberry popcorn

December 18, 2014 As a gardener, I really enjoy reading the new catalogs that come out each year, and it seems that they come into our mailbox — whether it is your inbox or your paper mailbox — earlier and earlier... more »»



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