Tag: Extension

UMN Extension Providing Resources for PP; Tractor Safety Class Postponed

Polk County, MN — Time is running out for area farmers to get their soybeans in the field before the final planting date of June 10th to qualify for federal crop insurance. For corn, the deadline was May 25th.  Heather Dufualt, Norman & Polk County Extension Educator, predicts that with that deadline just a few…
Read more


June 8, 2022 0

UMN Extension Hosting Nitrogen Smart Workshop in Mahnomen

Mahnomen, MN — The University of Minnesota Extension invites agricultural producers to get “Nitrogen Smart!” Nitrogen Smart is an educational program for producers that presents fundamentals for maximizing economic return on nitrogen investments while minimizing nitrogen losses. Norman/Polk Extension Educator invites producers to the Nitrogen Smart workshop being held at the Shooting Start Casino on…
Read more


March 8, 2022 0

UMN Extension Ag Business Management Team Hosting Farm Structure Workshop

Crookston, MN — Do you wonder if your farm should be a sole proprietor or incorporated, or a Limited Liability company? The University of Minnesota Extension invites you to join us for a free workshop on Business structures for farms on Wednesday, March 9th in the Bede Ballroom at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Polk and…
Read more


February 21, 2022 0

U of M Crookston Extension Brings Back Crop Advisors Workshop in Conjunction with NDSU

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Fargo, ND – The University of Minnesota (U of M) – Crookston Extension will host the upcoming Advanced Crop Advisors Workshop on February 8th through the 9th in collaboration with North Dakota State University (NDSU). The workshop will be held at the Fargo Holiday Inn. The annual workshop returns in-person after…
Read more


January 24, 2022 0

Norman County Ag Returns In-Person on January 26th

Ada, MN — The 44th Annual Norman County Ag Day, formerly known as the Crop, Seed, and Trade Show, is set to return in-person on Wednesday, January 26th at the Ada Events Center. Last year’s Ag Day was held virtually via Zoom. Norman County Extension Educator Heather Dufault says they are excited to be able…
Read more


January 11, 2022 0

“Let’s Talk Crops!” UMN Extension Strategic Planning Series

Minnesota — The University of Minnesota-Extension is proud to announce the return of their online webinar series, “Let’s Talk Crops!” The growing season is filled with a host of challenges, including insect, disease, and weed pests, resistance concerns, agronomic issues, and soil fertility questions. The Strategic Farming program is designed for farmers and agricultural professionals…
Read more


January 5, 2022 0

Land Rent Seminars Scheduled for Norman and Polk County

Ada, MN — The University of Minnesota Extension Offices of Norman and Polk County invite both land owners and lend renters to their Land Rent seminars on Thursday, December 16th. One will be held at 10am for Norman County at the Ada Events Center and the other at 1pm for Polk County at the McIntosh…
Read more


December 9, 2021 0

Winter Season Brings New Programs and Strain on Many Crops for Minnesota Farmers

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Minnesota – With the chill in the air and frost on the ground, the winter season is slowly but surely arriving in Minnesota. Farmers are preparing for the inclement weather, but the question remains, is it too little too late? The intense drought of the summer, heavy rain during the harvest,…
Read more


October 21, 2021 0

UMN Extension Hosts Tour at Golden Sunrise Robotic Dairy Farm

McIntosh, MN — The University of Minnesota Extension recently hosted their Northwest Minnesota Dairy Farm Tour, which included a visit to the Golden Sunrise Dairy in Farm north of McIntosh, MN. Golden Sunrise Dairy is one of the few robotics dairy operations in the region and the tour offered ag leaders and other dairy farmers…
Read more


October 12, 2021 0

Norman-Polk Extension Urges Safety as Harvest Ramps Up

Ada, MN — Harvest in the Red River Valley is in full force with soybeans, corn, and sugar beets all essentially being harvested at the same time. While there’s lot to do and never enough time in the day, Norman and Polk Extension Educator Heather Dufault says whether we’re in the field or on the…
Read more


October 7, 2021 0