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  • 4-H Beef weigh in - Feb. 4
    All Dakota County 4-H market beef will be weighed and tagged with a MN 4-H ear tag at weigh in. Saturday, Feb. 11 is a snow date and will ONLY be used if there is inclement weather on Feb. 4. Watch your email for more details.
  • 4-H Project Bowl practice schedules set
    Project bowl practice schedule.
  • BLU scheduled for Feb. 4-5, 2017
    Registration deadline: Jan. 10. The 4-H Building Leadership and Understanding (BLU) program is an exciting and fun leadership adventure, hosted by the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors, that brings together youth from across the state of Minnesota in a leadership workshop. Each retreat uses a youth-teaching-youth model to teach a leadership topic, participate in team-building activities, and meet other youth from their region.
  • Explore Careers in Agriculture
    Ag career exploration day at the University of Minnesota St. Paul.
  • 4-H ATV Safety Instructor Training Sessions
    Become a MN DNR Certified Volunteer Safety Instructor

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County Agriculture Educator

  • 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.
  • Do neonicotinoid seed treatments work in soybean?
    Extension Entomologists--including our own Bob Koch and Bruce Potter--from a round dozen of midwest states have worked together to publish a new guide to using neonicotinoid seed treatments in soybean. And when that many scientists can manage to agree on something, you know it's worth reading!

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Dakota County

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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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