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WORTHINGTON, Minn. — They had never before seen fireflies or soybeans — or so many farm fields without irrigation — and the one thing most had on their bucket list to see while visiting Minnesota was a trip to the Mall of America.
LUVERNE, Minn. — Dozens of individuals gathered in Luverne Monday to celebrate trūShrimp Systems’ announcement that Luverne will be home to the first shrimp bay harbor in Minnesota.
LISMORE, Minn. — Watch a drone demonstration, tour a cattle feedlot, cheer on the children in pedal pull competitions and feed your belly with some delicious Chris’ Cakes pancakes or grilled burgers this Saturday during Nobles County’s Breakfast on the Farm.
LAKEFIELD, Minn. — Wind speeds of 50 to 80 mph across southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa early Tuesday morning, May 16, left area residents picking up the pieces from heavily damaged farm buildings, and clearing away downed trees and other debris. At the Arland and Melinda Lubben farm near Brewster, the winds caused a large cattle shed to collapse, killing one 700-pound feeder steer.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — After seeing snow covering their farm fields just one week ago, area farmers are now out in full force getting this year’s corn and soybean seeds in the ground. Temperatures in the 80s on Sunday and Monday, with a seven-day outlook showing minimal rain chances, should give farmers enough time to make significant planting progress in the coming days. “It’s been a slow start this year,” University of Minnesota Extension Crops Educator Lizabeth Stahl said Monday.
ADRIAN, Minn. — They may be small but they gave off a mighty cry as they were placed into the awaiting arms of their new owners Sunday evening on a farm near Adrian. Nigerian Dwarf female goats were awarded to a trio of Nobles County 4-H’ers after the youths wrote essays explaining why they wanted to win a goat, what they hoped to learn, where they would house it and what they would feed it.
LUVERNE, Minn. — A pair of Luverne women with a passion for health and wellness are teaming up to garner support for creation of a food co-op in the community. With plans for a public input meeting tonight (6:30-7:30 p.m. at Hilger Commons, 215 N. Cedar St., Luverne) and another from noon to 1 p.m. March 15, at the same location, they hope to provide education about and seek input on the needs and wants in a food cooperative.
WORTHINGTON, MINN. — For the second consecutive year, a Worthington High School agriculture teacher and FFA advisor has been awarded a Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) grant to advance agriculture education in the high school. Matt Tripp was notified in December that his grant application was approved to receive a $3,000 grant. The money will be used to purchase equipment to aid in leading the CASE curriculum.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Jerry and Terry Perkins, along with their daughter, Julie Lopez, will be recognized next month during the Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual convention as Nobles County’s Outstanding Conservationists. The Perkins family has practiced conservation efforts on their rural Worthington farm for decades and their renter, Tim Hansberger, continues to maintain them.
WORTHINGTON -- So, that bag of dirty diapers someone tossed from their car window into a ditch south of Adrian -- a 4-H’er picked that up. Those empty pop bottles, bait containers and yards of tangled fishing line left along the shoreline at Lake Bella County Park? A 4-H’er cleaned those things up as well. They call it Community Pride -- working with their hands, and giving from the heart (two of the H’s in 4-H) -- to make their communities better and to give back to others.