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County Agriculture Educator

  • Remember to scout your crops!
    Early season crop scouting is recommended following rapid planting progress in Minnesota. Check for soil crusting, black cutworm, early weed emergence, and corn population.
  • New report on Minnesota Farm Finances
    The University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management just published their 2015 FINBIN report on Minnesota Farm Finances. FINBIN includes about 10% of the commercial farms in Minnesota so it provides a broad-based perspective on agriculture in the state.
  • New fact-sheet from USDA-RMA on crop insurance and cover crops
    USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announces updated guidance for Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin farmers who use cover crops and insure their cash crops through Federal crop insurance. The fact sheet provides a quick and useful tool for farmers by explaining when a cover crop may be used in conjunction with their crop insurance coverage and how it affects the insurability of the cash crops. It also provides answers to frequently asked questions and clarifies how farmers may obtain more information.

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County Personal Finance Educator

  • New Tool Available to Report and Recover from Identity Theft
    Identity thieves can use your information to get credit, steal your tax refund, or even get medical care in your name. This article provides the accurate way to report and recover from identity theft.
  • First Steps to Building Credit
    Are you being denied credit while trying to build your credit? Do you not have credit but want to build it? It doesn’t seem fair that it is this difficult to get started building credit and assets. Here are some tips to help you get going.
  • Student Loans
    Looking to finance a portion of your education but have exhausted scholarship, grant and work study options? Here is a one stop shop on obtaining, maintaining and repaying student loans.


  • Gardening
    Get information about best plants and gardening practices for Minnesota lawns, landscapes, and gardens.

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U of M Extension
Dakota County

Suite 101
4100 220th St W
Farmington MN 55024-9539
(651) 480-7700 (phone)
(651) 480-7794 (fax)

Dakota County Extension Committee

  • Theresa Bachmeier
  • Amber Cameron
  • Thomas Craft
  • Kelly Harder
  • Delores Pemble
  • Marlin Pierson
  • Brandt Richardson
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