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  • Let's Start a 'Science of Agriculture Challenge' Team
    The Science of Agriculture Challenge is a hands-on learning experience to inspire the next generation of agriculture leaders in Minnesota.
  • Shooting Sports / Wildlife Project Meetings Begin
    If you are interested in or would like to explore firearms safety and the importance of conserving Minnesota's natural resources, plan to attend the next Shooting sports/Wildlife meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 6 PM at the Extension office.
  • Quiz Bowl Teams Starting Up Now
    Are you in 3rd grade or higher and interested in learning more about a livestock species in a fun and interactive way? Join one of Steele County's Quiz Bowl teams! You do not have to be in a livestock project to participate! Call the Extension office at 444-7685 by December 15 if you are interested or have any questions.
  • LQA&E Training
    Are you State Fair age (grades 6-13) and/or will you be exhibiting swine at the 2017 County Fair? If so, you need to complete LQA&E training this year if you did not take it in 2015 or 2016. If you have taken the training before but are not sure when, you can find that out by going to 4honline - the year you took the training and the expiration date is listed under your name on your family page. Read more if you need the training this year - workshops fill up fast!
  • GATEway Grade 3-6 Science Fair - February 25, 2017
    Students in grades 3-6, this is your chance to be a student scientist! The GATEway Science Fair will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM at the Gonda Building of the Mayo Clinic. Start thinking about projects now! **This is an avenue to expand your STEM skills and get a running start on a 4-H STEM Project before your 2017 county fair.

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  • Cover Crops Meeting
    If you are interested in planting cover crops this year, or just have some questions about them, join the UMN Extension at a Cover Crops Meeting coming up on March 2nd, 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Steele County Community Center. This event is free to everyone.
  • Private Pesticide Applicator Training
    Farmers with a Private Pesticide Applicator Permit that expires on March 1, 2017 need to get their permit renewed this year. There are three ways to renew or get your permit: attend a renewal workshop, take a written exam, or take an online exam.
  • 2016 Ag Tax Update for Farm Families
    The 2016 Ag Tax Update for farm families includes several new items including many of the tax changes in the new federal tax bill signed into law on Dec. 18 of this year.

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U of M Extension
Steele County

635 Florence Ave
PO Box 890
Owatonna MN 55060-0890
(507) 444-7685 (phone)
(507) 444-7682 (fax)

Steele County Extension Committee

  • Bill Arthur
  • Amy Gillis
  • Michael Hamilton
  • Jay Klemmensen
  • Eric Kyllo
  • Ronald Van Nurden
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