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  • Chamberlins find comfortable niche

    ST. JOSEPH — Jim and Audra Chamberlin\'s 107–acre farm near Deerwood might be a challenge to some looking at ag production, but the couple has found a great niche. They\'ve dedicated just an acre and half to vegetable production with another two acres of orchards, Jim Chamberlin said at the recent Minnesota Sustainable Farming Association Conference in St. Joseph.

  • Apply by April 18 to be Agvocate

    SHAKOPEE, Minn. — The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is looking for Agvocates. What are Agvocates? They are young people between the ages of 18 and 24 who are enrolled in a two–year or four–year post–secondary education program and have a desire to be advocates for agriculture.

  • Be on the lookout for alfalfa diseases, winterkill

    ST. CHARLES — Several University of Minnesota Extension experts recently spoke with producers on forage production and management issues in the St. Charles City Hall. The stop was part of a tour on the topic that included workshops in Fergus Falls and Kingston.

  • U of M to launch organic project

    OWATONNA, Minn. — University of Minnesota Extension is launching a new project to educate farmers on transitioning to organic production. The project is funded by a grant from USDA\'s

  • Property taxes at top of issues list

    OWATONNA, Minn. — Everyone, it seems, has a property tax story to share. Several of the 20 or so Minnesota Farmers Union members attending a MFU Spring Issues Meeting April 10 in Owatonna lamented increases in their property taxes.

  • Peterson shares travel tales

    OWATONNA, Minn. — The MFU Spring Issues Meeting had an international flair as Doug Peterson shared tidbits from his recent travels.

  • Cover crops grow in popularity

    OWATONNA, Minn., — The Albert Lea Seed House is ramping up cover crop seed production in response to growing consumer demand, said Matt Leavitt. Leavitt is an organic agronomist with the seed house. He joined Carmen Fernholz, a Lac qui Parle County organic farmer, and Ed Dahle, a Waseca County organic farmer, on a cover crop panel at the ninth annual Southern Minnesota Organic Crops Day held March 19 in Owatonna.

  • 2farmgirlz Facebook page serves as resource for farmers

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Two young women have taken their dairy backgrounds and combined forces to engage and educate National Farmers Organization members and others via their 2farmgirlz outreach effort.