agriculture
Who won and who lost in the recently concluded special session of the Minnesota Legislature is open to interpretation. From this viewpoint, it looks like DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was the biggest winner, DFL Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk was the biggest loser and Republican Speaker of the House Kurt Da...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Agriculture relies heavily on the tools of the trade. Farmers depend on their farming equipment to get their job done effectively and safely. There is no time for equipment failure in a farmer’s short window for a profitable return. Justin Kelzer of Randall witnessed ...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Good fortune happens to those who aren’t afraid to take a brave step into the unknown. Having the confidence that hard work, dedication and unwavering faith in God promised Roger Lyon his success in his dairy farm near Villard. Lyon grew up on a dairy farm and knew th...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Raising awareness to the importance of the agricultural industry has been a lifelong goal for JoAnne and John Lahr of Sauk Centre. For their commitment towards education and the 4-H program, the Lahrs have been named Stearns County Farm Family of the Year. The Lahr farm...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Although seasoned farm wife Kathi Molitor did not grow up on a farm, she has now spent 27 years living the farm life near Elrosa. Twenty of those years, she milked alongside her husband, Al. The Molitor family’s dairy farm has been in the f...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com It was the supportive atmosphere and confidence-building that drew 2012 Upsala graduate Marjorie Schleper to the National FFA Organization (formerly known as Future Farmers of America.) While still in elementary school, Schleper was allowed ...Read More
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