STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Beyond the Solstice
What have we gained since the winter solstice five weeks ago? The sun angle at solar noon has climbed from 19.5 degrees to 25.5 degrees today, which is certainly noticeable if you park your car in a s... Posted on 1/29/14 at 9:58 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Numbers to memorize
This is National Ag Day. To me, the designation doesn't mean much. To me, just about every day is ag day.
But the Agriculture Council of America uses this day to draw special attention to ag, and tha... Posted on 3/19/13 at 3:45 PM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Bringing the Story of Christ's Birth to Life
Many times during the winter months when we have chores to do at the barn for our heifer calves, my mind is full of wonderment about our barn.
It was built by my husbands great grandfather in... Posted on 12/23/12 at 8:00 PM
MADISON — A field day near Madison will focus on cover crops and using alfalfa mulch for nitrogen credit before corn. Start time is 1 p.m. for the Aug. 23 field day, “Cover Crops and Alfalfa Mulch,” organized by the nonprofit Rural Advantage and University of Minnesota Extension.
Farmers are the original conservationists. Back before the ideas behind environmentalism took hold, dairy farmers were caring for their land by using good conservation practices on the land and recycling manure to enrich their crops. They did this because it was the right thing to do for their families, who lived on the land, and because it made good business sense.
Hay prices are high, and demand for good quality forage is increasing. Producers in central Minnesota will have an opportunity to participate in a forage seminar entitled: “Practical solutions for today’s challenges and vision for tomorrow’s opportunities.”
By WILL YLINIEMI, Becker/Hubbard Extension
, January 27, 2008
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