Farm

By Kerry Drager Correspondent A new change to the 4-H program has given kids the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and team working skills through the use of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Clubs were encouraged to have their members participate in creating a Rube Goldberg machine this year. The Pelican Peak 4-H […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Many children who join 4-H do so because they have the encouragement from family members who were once in it themselves. This was the case for Megan Hollermann and her little brothers Dylan and Mason. They are second generation Hollermanns to be enrolled into the organization, and have already received several […]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture begin a series of free dairy education seminars this month to help farmers make decisions brought about by the 2014 Farm Bill. Dairy producers have until Nov. 28 to enroll in the Dairy […]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension It’s fall, and on top of everything else farmers need to be thinking about and planning for, beef producers should be thinking about deworming their cattle. Deworming is, of course, a smart and economic decision for any producer —parasites can lead to a depressed immune system, decreased appetite, decreased […]

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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 that this was […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Joe Tensen of Brooten grew up on all things western — from his taste of music and his favorite movies right down to his boots. Inspired by the stories in his western paperbacks and the ones his father told about his time in the rodeo, Tensen was destined to become a […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent For Dan Meyer’s family of Sauk Centre, raising livestock is a lifetime passion and adventure. However,  the animals that are grazing his fields aren’t your run of the mill Holsteins. The thunder of heavy hooves can be heard from over 200 head of bison at his Hidden Bison Ranch. Bison became […]

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By Dan Martens University of Minnesota Extension We’re starting to get some questions about pricing corn silage. In some cases livestock producers are short on feed and some crop producers are long on corn that might not make good mature grain — again this year. Farmers, who are thinking about buying or selling corn or […]

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