CAPITOL CHATTER Will rest of budget follow the ag process?
Minnesotas agriculture policymakers say they set a pattern that other state budget negotiators should follow.
I hope we can serve as an example as the ag committee to other committees, Sen. Gary Ku... Posted on 4/15/11 at 6:13 PM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Eyes wide open
I spent a couple of days in the Twin Cities last week for the University of Minnesota's U-Lead Advisory program, and once again, I was excited to take part in some tours - this time visiting the Unive... Posted on 3/14/11 at 11:10 PM
WORTHINGTON — This summer, several Worthington High School agriculture students visited McCook, Neb., with teacher Cody Dvorak to learn first-hand the variations in farming techniques from one state to another.
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Planning Commission members approved a conditional use permit during their Wednesday night meeting for Worthington Tractor Salvage Inc. (Worthington Ag Parts) to construct an 8-foot-tall chain link slatted security fence along the front of their property in the northeast quarter of Section 34, Worthington Township.
MOUNTAIN LAKE — Dedication to science, agriculture and FFA paid off in the form of a $10,000 prize for a Mountain Lake High School teacher this week, but his real reward has always been working with the students.
WORTHINGTON — What began as a small business to provide the region’s farmers with spare parts for their broken down tractors, combines and ag machinery in the mid-1960s has today grown into a successful company that has branched into 12 U.S. locations, 10 of which are retail stores, and another six stores in Australia.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College agriculture instructors Jeff Rogers and Rolf Mahlberg are gearing up for a new fall schedule for students — to continue their education online during the busy harvest season.
WORTHINGTON — Four years ago, there were more than 60 students enrolled in the freshman ag classes at Worthington High School. Today, the number of students who have maintained enrollment in the core agriculture program and still wear the blue and gold corduroy FFA jacket has dropped to 11.
LUVERNE — Luverne High School ag teacher Dennis Moritz has offered his classes over interactive TV (ITV) for nine years now, reaching out to communities who don’t have agriculture departments or teachers to lead ag programming. This year, he took another leap, offering students in both Adrian and Edgerton an opportunity to join the FFA.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — What a difference a year makes! So far, 2008 has been full of surprises with a wet and cool spring, soaring grain prices, high fuel costs and a new Farm Bill. Currently, corn is well above $7 on the futures markets and with widespread flooding, grain prices will be strong.
Beth Doran, ISU extension service
, July 22, 2008
LAMBERTON — Spanish-speaking pork producers, unit managers and employees have an opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills in farrowing management during a oneday workshop offered by the Minnesota Pork Board and University of Minnesota Extension.
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