Tag: Extension

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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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October 7, 2021 0

Dry Conditions in Fields Show Improvement with Recent Rainfall; High Tech Robotic Diary Field Day on September 22nd

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – As harvest season approaches, many local farmers are grateful for the recent rainfall in the past month after the harsh drought this previous summer. The Minnesota DNR reports the drought caused a severe moisture deficit in many parts of Northern Minnesota. So, the scattered rain showers are…
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September 16, 2021 0

Extension Comments on Drought and Current Field Pests

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Minnesota – Extension Educator Heather Dufault recently spoke about the ongoing drought in Minnesota. With large parts of northern Minnesota being classified as a D3 or D4 drought, the rainfall from the past few days has been a blessing for many farmers in the area. However, despite the much needed moisture…
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August 26, 2021 0

Will Dead Lawns and Trees Recover from Drought?

Clay County, MN — Prior to this week, parts of our region went weeks without any rain at all, and some went months without any significant moisture. This caused lawns to turn brown and trees to start dropping their leaves and acorns much ahead of schedule. Now that moisture is returning to the Red River…
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August 26, 2021 0

Ag Extension Talks Drought Conditions, Effects on Small Crops and Trees

By: Mary Balstad mbalstad@cord.edu Polk County, MN – The D3 status that many areas in Minnesota have gained reflect the troubling and severe drought conditions farmers face. With a reported 22% of the state in an extreme drought, Ag Extension Educator for Norman and Polk county Heather Dufault says the lack of rainfall is highly…
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July 29, 2021 0