WORTHINGTON — Three young livestock producers went before the Nobles County Planning Commission Wednesday night seeking conditional use permits to establish new or expand existing cattle operations in the county.
Website gives consumers chance to win a year of free groceries
WORTHINGTON — Matt Widboom is one of nine farmers to be featured on a new website designed to educate Minnesota’s consumers about the crops and livestock grown on farms across the state.
Tim (left) and Adam Blume stand inside the hoop structure that houses more than 650 head of cattle on their rural Worthington farm. The Blumes will host the fourth annual Nobles County Breakfast on the Farm event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more details about the event, see the Today’s Farm special section included with today’s Daily Globe.
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 — The last of the results were made available Thursday from the 2010 Minnesota State FFA Convention, revealing that nearly 40 area high school students earned their State FFA Degree at this year’s event.
WORTHINGTON — The Region VI FFA chapters and its members excelled at the Minnesota FFA Convention earlier this week in the Twin Cities, with a first place FFA Creed speaker, four first place judging teams and two former chapter presidents elected to state FFA offices.
Breeding stock will no longer be required to undergo TB testing
WORTHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday issued a federal order that will allow beef producers in modified bovine tuberculosis zones to transport their breeding animals across state lines without undergoing costly TB testing.
Worthington man’s basement filled with implements and animals
WORTHINGTON — Gayden “Gator” Wohlman figures he owns more than 500 tractors and hundreds of other pieces of implements, from drags and disks to manure spreaders, combines, augers and wagons.
WORTHINGTON — Farmers who have been out in recent days getting the rest of last year’s corn crop harvested are finding it over-wintered rather well, considering snow depths that, in some places, buried the entire corn stalk.
Worthington High School agriculture instructor Deb Martin (left) accepts a check for $2,000 Tuesday afternoon from AgStar Senior Financial Services Executive Marilyn Anderson for the purchase of a cooler for the ag department’s greenhouse. The grant was offered through AgStar’s Agriculture Classroom Equipment grant program.
WORTHINGTON — Two words can pretty much sum up the 2009 crop year in southwest Minnesota — weather delays.
By the last week in April, 40 percent of the state’s corn crop had been planted, along with 2 percent of the state’s soybean acres. Then came the rains.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Soybean Growers Association representatives Matt Widboom of Worthington and Bob Nelsen of Westbrook returned from a soybean growers mission trip to the Philippines and Malaysia just in time to experience a southwest Minnesota blizzard on Tuesday.
Eldon Bents unloads a hopper full of corn into the wagon Tuesday afternoon in Ransom Township, along Nobles County 6. “It backs up as the dryers aren’t fast enough” said Bents as he works at finishing his last 35 acres.
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