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Agriculture educator bills introduced in Minnesota
Two proposals have been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature to help relieve what is called an agriculture educator crisis.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - - News

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Safety campaign educates on machinery danger
With a blunt and controversial message, a national farm safety group has launched an education campaign aimed at keeping children younger than 12 off tractors.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - News

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Energy beet education meetings set for this month
Farmers interested in new production opportunities are invited to attend educational meetings on energy beets being held at five locations across central North Dakota the week of March 16, according to a release from North Dakota State University extension.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minn. launches pollinator education effort
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson promises to plant more flowers. It is part of a new program his department launched Thursday at the State Fair to encourage Minnesotans to provide good homes to bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects that pollinate plants.
Friday, August, 22, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Minn. tech colleges team up for ag education
With an aging workforce and pressing labor shortages, a new collaboration among tech colleges will focus on infusing the ag industry with skilled workers.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Tips for prospective ag students
Experts offer these tips for anyone interested in pursuing ag education or training:
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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VIDEO: Respond to beef trends
Beef trends come and go but some can cause confusion. Brad Morgan, meat scientist at Zoetis Animal Health, says it’s the responsibility of cattlemen to educate consumers on what’s right and what’s wrong.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - - News

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ND farm revenue doubled in 10 years
The “Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms, 2004-2013” publication summarizes the performance of more than 500 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education program.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Oklahoma man cited for dumping cow heads; O’Toole elected chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates; Minnesota colleges team up for ag education; Wolf bills would ban snaring, increase livestock fund and more.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Red ink on beets, corn for RRV
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers outside the Red River Valley in North Dakota did better financially in 2013 than farmers inside the valley, according to the annual North Dakota Farm Management Education Report. That happens only about two years out of 10.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA surveys organic farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is surveying organic farmers, and producers must respond by mail by Feb. 13 or online by April 3. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Society of Spring Valley, Wis., says the survey is a follow-up to USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, which found that total organic product sales by American farms and ranches increased 83 percent since 2007.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - - News

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Graduate student pursues ag passion, receives scholarship
Melinda Sommer put a smile on her father’s face when she professed that her dream was to pursue a career in agriculture. Now, a recipient of the Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship, the South Dakota State University student is continuing her education in agriculture by working toward a master’s degree and hands-on experience in every corner of the industry.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD meetings help inform farmers on farm bill programs, decisions
With a new farm bill signed into law, farmers are now faced with big decisions that could affect their farms far into the future. To help farmers in South Dakota learn about the new five-year farm bill, which sets policies for hundreds of programs ranging from farm subsidies to nutrition, the South Dakota Farmers Union and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency held an educational meeting Aug. 13 at the Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Hoeven: $160 million in USDA funds available
WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is reminding producers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has made more than $160 million available through six competitive programs of the Agriculture and Food Re-search Initiative, which supports research, education and extension projects that address key challenges affecting U.S. agriculture producers.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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SD city might consider backyard chickens
A Mitchell, S.D., woman asked the City Council on Monday night to consider allowing residents to be allowed to keep chickens in their backyard. “There are several communities that already allow this opportunity, such as Sioux Falls and Spearfish,” she told the council during the citizens input portion of the regular meeting at Council Chambers in City Hall. “Part of the positives of raising chickens is it can be an educational opportunity for the family, and they provide a food source.”
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - - News

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Automatic calf feeders eliminate mixing replacer
The I-29 Extension Dairy Consortium’s recent educational effort titled Raising Your Best Calf Ever updated calf raisers on the key components of raising dairy calves. It started with a “Boots on the Farm” tour of several exceptional Minnesota calf raisers and culminated with the recent four-state workshops, the last of which was in Mandan, N.D.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Concern over food supplies for growing world population
With the world population rising, demographers are grappling with one of the most pressing issues of the century — will there be enough food for an extra 2 billion to 4 billion people?
Wednesday, October, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Online survey looks at cover crops
Cover crops are drawing more interest in the Upper Midwest, and now an online survey hopes to collect more date on the increasingly popular practice.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - - News

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Hammer appointed to Equine Council
Carrie Hammer, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s equine specialist, has been named to the Scientific Advisory Council for the Horses and Humans Research Foundation.
Sunday, March, 22, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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ND extension official honored for Annie's Project work
Willie Huot says he recognized the value of Annie’s Project when he first heard about it at a national conference in 2005. The Grand Forks (N.D.) County Extension Service agent helped establish the program across North Dakota the following year, adding innovations that subsequently were used in other states, too.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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