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Hot Topics

  • Wild Parsnip

    Wild parsnip, an invasive species, continues to spread throughout Minnesota. Continue reading for some suggestions regarding control of this prohibited noxious weed.
  • Crops and Summer Heat Update

    Are you on the lookout for soybean aphids? Continue reading for more information about them and other crops-related information.
  • Farm Machinery Cost Estimates

    What is your farm machinery costing you? Continue reading for more information.
  • 2015 Farm Families of the Year honored by University of Minnesota

    Eighty families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as 2015 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. Continue reading to find out who was voted as Meeker County's 2015 Farm Family of the Year.
  • Buying Locally Grown Food

    Click here for some information and tips about finding locally grown food in your area.
  • Crops and Summer Heat Update

    Do you ever wonder how often and how much should you be watering your plants?
  • When is it too Windy to Spray?

    With corn and soybean post-emergence crop protection application season here, learn more on how to prevent herbicide drift!
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Resources from University of Minnesota Extension

    The University of Minnesota Extension has a broad range of informational resources available to the public. Many of these resources are readily available to the public 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
  • Avian Influenza (HPAI)

    There have been many reports of avian influenza throughout Minnesota. Recently, they have also confirmed the presence in Meeker County as well. The following information will help you understand avian influenza.
  • Managing Farm Finances in Challenging Times- Strengthen Your Cash Position

    Many business management experts agree having a strong liquidity position is very important in times of tight profit margins or to survive (hopefully short) periods of negative profit margins. What is financial liquidity? Read on for that answer and more.
  • 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.
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