Tag: Norman County

Norman County Commission Reviews Latest Highway Department Building Proposal

Ada, MN — The Norman County Board of Commissioners again revisited the Norman County Highway Department building proposal at their first monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 6th. The county commissioners were presented with another building option that would include a wash bay and office space estimated at approximately $8.7 million. As the commission is still…
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April 8, 2021 0

As Spring Planting Starts, Extension Office Encourage Farm Safety

Ada, MN — Spring planting is getting underway in the Red River Valley and that’s lead Norman-Polk County Extension Educator to reminder everyone, both farmers and everyone else, to be extra cautious and look out for each on the roadways. So far there have been two fatal farming related accidents in 2021 in Minnesota. Dufault…
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April 7, 2021 0

Community Members Welcome Dairy & Swine Projects to Norman County

Twin Valley, MN — Norman County community members had the chance to get to know the leaders of two major projects that are currently investing tens of millions of dollars into the community on Wednesday night. The Norman County EDA hosted a meet and greet with Barrick Family Farms and Riverview Dairy to learn more…
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April 1, 2021 0

While Concern for Drought Exists, Optimism Remains for Good Spring Planting Conditions

Ada, MN — Flooding has thankfully not been a concern this spring, but on the other end of the spectrum, could drought be an issue for the Red River Valley? According to our weather records at KRJB, since January Ada has received roughly half a dozen inches of snow and no more than a few…
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March 26, 2021 0

Ag Month Discussion with Norman County Soybean/Corn Growers Association

Ada, MN — This week and the entire month of March we celebrate agriculture as part of National Ag Week  and National Ag Month. The purpose of Ag Month and Ag Week, as well as Ag Day which was celebrated on Tuesday, is to increase the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society. Corey…
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March 24, 2021 0

Polk/Norman Extension Encourages Growers to Handle Produce Safely

Fosston, MN — Perhaps one of the most enjoyable aspects of growing a successful garden is getting to share the fruits of your labor with others. Whether you are giving cucumbers to a friend, donating potatoes to the food shelf, or selling peppers at a farmer’s market, Polk and Norman County Extension Educator Health Dufault…
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March 22, 2021 0

Norman County Commission News & Notes from March 18th Meeting

Ada, MN — The Norman County Board of Commissioners held their second regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 18th. At the meeting the board approved a contract with Norman County Soil and Water Conservation District for weed inspection services. Norman County Commission Board Chair LeeAnn Hall says that contract up until now, had always been…
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March 22, 2021 0

Norman County Renewable Energy Ordinance Opens Doors for Potential Solar Gardens

Ada, MN — Throughout the state, solar gardens seem to be popping up all over the place, mostly near major highways and interstates. Clay County has several, including near Barnesville and along Highway 9 between Felton and Highway 10. But as of now they are none in Norman County. That could be changing, however. Norman…
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March 18, 2021 0

Norman County 4-H Communication Arts Program

Ada, MN — The Norman County 4-H will host their annual Communication Arts Program this Sunday, March 21st at 2pm. As you might expect, the program will be held virtually. Public speaking is a lifelong skill that helps develop positive character qualities amongst all youth and this Communication Arts Program is a great way to…
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March 17, 2021 0

Norman County FSA: Deadline for Enrollment or Election ARC/PLC Program is March 15th

Ada, MN — The Norman County FSA office is reminding producers that the deadline for election and enrollment in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage is fast approaching. That deadline is Monday, March 15th, and Norman County FSA Randy Tufton says it’s now an annual election so farmers can change options next year…
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March 10, 2021 0