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County Agriculture Educator in Mcleod County

  • Meet Shelby lynn, McLeod County's 2014-2015 Minnesota GreenCorps Member!
    Shelby lynn will be working with us in the McLeod County Extension Office through August of 2015.
  • Dairy Farm Bill Workshops
    University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency have scheduled a series of free dairy education seminars to help farmers make decisions about the new dairy program in the 2014 Farm Bill.
  • Fall pasture to-do list for horse owners
    Fall is quite possibly the busiest time of year for farmers, and there are so many things to be thinking about and doing! While many of us think about crops and harvesting them, fall is also an important time of year for pasture care, especially for horse owners.
  • Managing stored grain to minimize storage losses
    When grain harvest approaches, it is time to review basic on-farm grain storage principles for maintaining quality of stored commodities.
  • Mid-September Frost on Corn and Soybeans
    Many corn and soybean fields in central, west central, and southwest Minnesota were affected by frost during the morning hours of September 13, 2014.
  • Dairy Workshops to Address Dairy Farm Bill
    Two separate workshops are being offered to help dairy producers understand the dairy portion of the farm bill.
  • Unwanted Home Visitors
    Fall, to many, is a beautiful time of year as the number of mosquitos and gnats decrease, however homeowners find unwanted bugs in or around their home.
  • AgLease101.org is a great website for land lease information
    Ag Lease 101 helps both land owners and land operators learn about alternative lease arrangements and includes sample written lease agreements for several alternatives.
  • Prevented plant: cover crop and forage options
    The weather continues to challenge farmers in parts of Minnesota. With the late planting window closing, cover crop options for prevented plant acres should be considered. Crops selected for forage use would also be good choices as cover crops. There are several options depending on what a producer's needs and expectations are.
  • Weather Delays Corn Planting but High Yield Potential Exists
    University of Minnesota Extension Corn Specialist, Dr. Jeff Coulter, has provided updated corn planting guidelines for the wet spring of 2014. Dr. Coulter indicates that with the recent and expected rainfall, many growers may not be able to resume field work until May 3rd or early next week. This has led to questions about corn yield potential when planting is delayed. University of Minnesota planting date studies show that highest corn yield typically occurs when planting is completed by mid-May. In a study from 2009 to 2011 at Lamberton, Morris, and Waseca, MN that was funded by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, average grain yield was within 98% of the maximum if planting was completed by May 15.

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