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Hot Topics

  • Land Rent Workshops

    What is a fair farmland rental agreement? Join us to find out the answer to that question and many more!
  • Minnesota Crop Progress Report and Guidelines for Harvesting, Drying and Storing Late-Maturing and High-Moisture Corn

    The Minnesota Crop Progress Report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service reports as of October 10, 2014 that corn harvest continued to be delayed due to high moisture levels.
  • Be Safe this Fall!

    Be sure that you and your family practice farm safety to ensure everyone’s safety!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Weeds to Watch - Wild Parsnips

    Wild parsnips (Pastinaca sativa) is a weed to watch and control in Meeker and McLeod Counties. Plants are primarily found along the edges of fields, ditches, and areas that are not in crop production. There can be concerns if hay is made with these plants due to their toxicity when ingested.
  • Taking a good soil sample

    Soil test analysis data collected from a field or garden can be no better than the sample. Therefore, proper collection of the soil sample is extremely important. Representative samples are as important to get good data back for those farming thousands of acres to those planting the home garden. Find more information here.
  • Nominate a Farm Family of the Year for Meeker County

    Nominate a Meeker County farm family or individual for the Farm Family of the Year. Nominations will be taken until Monday, March 31st.
  • Corn Hybrid Selection Should be Based on Multiple Sources

    Minnesota corn growers who are now making decisions concerning hybrid selection.
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