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  • Gold Key Award
    4-H is proud of its youth leaders! The Key Award recognizes your contributions to your club and the community, and encourages you to grow as an outstanding citizen. For young women, the award is a gold key is mounted on an attractive necklace. For young men, the gold key is on a tie tack. The key and a certificate are presented at a countywide event.
  • 2014 Regional Fall 4-H Leadership Trip
    On October 16, 4-Hers who are serving as club and/or county officers are invited to attend a 4-H Leadership event that is hands-on and 'on the move'.
  • Steele County September 4-H Clover Update
    The Steele County 4-H Clover Update monthly newsletter contains the latest news and information about 4-H events, deadlines, training, scholarship opportunities, projects and other activities for members, families, and volunteers in your county.
  • 4-H Livestock ID Process
    Minnesota 4-H has a new online 4-H Livestock ID process with a deadline of May 15!
  • 4-H Ambassadors
    Steele County 4-H Ambassadors provide leadership to county-wide events and activities as well as enjoying projects and activities of their own design. Making new friends, building on their strengths, and expanding their horizons, while having fun are prime opportunities in the 4-H Ambassador program.

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County Agriculture Educator

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Herbicide Resistant Weeds
    Herbicide resistance in weeds is not a new problem. Click here to learn more about herbicide resistant weeds!

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  • Gardening
    Get information about best plants and gardening practices for Minnesota lawns, landscapes, and gardens.

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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

  • Corky Ebeling, County Commissioner
  • Nina Huntingtom, County Commissioner
  • Douglas Johnson, County Commissioner
  • Bruce Kubicek, County Commissioner
  • Mark D. Schultz, County Commissioner
  • Bill Arthur
  • Laura Ihrke
  • Carolyn Kanne
  • Jay Klemmensen
  • Tom Shea
  • Ronald Van Nurden
  • Renee Worke
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