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  • Register now for a regional youth leadership workshop, BLU!
    Registration is now open for the 2019 Building Leadership & Understanding (BLU) regional leadership workshops. BLU is open to youth in grades six and up. Five BLUs will be held at locations across the state – registration deadlines vary by location. Meet youth from across the region and build leadership skills at this event!
  • 2019 Project Bowls
    Looking for a way to learn more about a specific project area and turn it into a fun competition? Check out what project bowl has to offer!
  • 2019 Family Fun Night
    Join other Rice County 4-H Families on Saturday, January 19 for a night of fun! This is a great opportunity to use up some of the energy that may be storing away.
  • 2018 Regional Winter Outing
    Join others from Freeborn, Mower, Rice, Steele, and Waseca counties for the annual regional winter outing. Our fun filled day will incorporate the arts and some healthy living.
  • 2017-18 4-H Family Banquet Huge Success
    The Rice County 4-H Family Banquet was held Sunday, November 11th at the 4-H Building with 120 in attendance

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County Agriculture Educator

  • Dealing with volunteer corn after the storms
    Crops in our area were coming along pretty nicely until tornadoes and winds ripped through on September 20th. Soybeans are mostly okay, but the severe weather caused damage in corn fields. This “downed corn” causes a high potential for corn ears and kernels to be left in the field this fall. As a result, we expect a high occurrence of volunteer corn in these areas in 2019.
  • Farmer stress resources
    Several of of our local agricultural producers are currently facing difficult times, due to various factors, but for some farmers, these difficulties were exacerbated by the storms and tornadoes of September 20th. In addition to general farm stress factors such as isolation, lower access to health services, and low commodity prices, the tornadoes caused turmoil for some local farmers. Read on for farm stress resources.
  • Have a safe harvest season: tips for harvest safety
    Harvest is always a risky time of year, and with this year’s condensed time frame and additional stress, it is especially important to keep safety in mind. Here are some steps you can take to ensure safety for yourself and others during harvest.

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  • Gardening
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Faribault MN 55021-6143
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