Farm

By Kerry Drager Correspondent It may not be a surprise to discover that the community’s water supply comes from local rivers and streams. What may be a surprise is what kinds of pollutants can be found in the very same watersheds that are used to supply tap water to entire cities of people. These water [...]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension For many cow/calf producers, current market conditions have caused them to seriously rethink how they make culling decisions. Jim Krantz, a cow/calf specialist with South Dakota State University, says low national cattle inventories indicate potential for continued profitability in the cow/calf sector for several years to come, but [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Alex Fellbaum of Culdrum Township near Swanville has a love and dedication for our furry and feathered companions. Since the third grade, Fellbaum has been active with livestock and the 4-H program. The first few years of his 4-H career was spent on animal nutrition and dairy cattle, but he has [...]

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  By Kerry Drager Correspondent Balancing a career you love and the family farm is no easy task. It’s a full-time job getting the cows fed and the crops planted without busying the schedule with a second job, but Jeremiah James Korfe of Eagle Bend isn’t letting a full workload keep him from following his [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Lee and Laurie Paskewitz have invited local families to visit their farm during Todd County’s Breakfast at the Farm event Saturday, July 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Solid Rock Dairy farm has been in operation since 1991. It began with just 12 Holsteins and $5,000 down toward the [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent The Sauk Centre Future Farmers of America (FFA) and their supporters raised $770 in donations for the Eagle’s Healing Nest during their tractor drive last weekend. This is the organization’s second annual tractor drive and 29 individuals participated in the event. It was set up in part by Dave Bailey, who [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent In recent years the advancements in technology has made many farming practices more efficient and productive. On June 24, individuals interested in the new technology available to the dairy industry are invited to take a tour of Todd County’s first robotic dairy farm at Zigan Dairy in Long Prairie. Derek and [...]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension It’s no secret, spring is a busy time for farmers. There’s a lot to be done, and some tasks tend to take priority over others. Right now, farmers are focused on the fields. In the summer, dairy farmers will be focused on keeping production up and SCC (somatic [...]

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