Agribusiness

Sleepy Eye FFA attends Timberland Leadership Camp

By Isabella PortnerSleepy Eye FFA members attended Timberland Leadership Camp at Sibley State Park, near New London, June 1st 4th. Sleepy Eye members who attended were: Nathan Jorgensen, Harley Braun, McKayla Ashenbrenner, Macy Schenk, Colton Gemmill, Colin Hillmer, Crystal Portner, Isabella ...

Hemp industry enters 2nd year with hazy market potential

FORT LUPTON, Colo. (AP) - The newly legal hemp industry is entering its second growing season with some big questions for producers experimenting with marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin.The federal government has allowed limited imports of hemp seed - in Colorado's case, this month - for ...

Brown County REA holds 78th annual meeting

SLEEPY EYE - Brown County Rural Electrical Association (BCREA) hosted about 400 members, employees and guests at the Orchid Inn on March 28 for the cooperative's 78th Annual Meeting. Nearly 200 members registered for the meeting.Board President Jim Mickelson briefed those in attendance on the ...

Ag students explore coops, leadership at Co-ops Yes! conference

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - About 120 Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota high school students learned about cooperatives and honed their leadership skills at Cooperative Network's annual Co-ops Yes! Youth Leadership Conference in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, March 16-17. Thirty area cooperatives fully ...

Harley Braun slated into Region FFA office

SLEEPY EYE - Regional Officer Interviews took place on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 in Jackson, MN. Harley Braun was elected into the Reporter position for the 2015-16 Region VI FFA Officer Team. She interviewed against other region officer candidates for the coveted leadership positions. ...

Sleepy Eye celebrated National FFA Week

SLEEPY EYE - The week of George Washington's birthday is designated as National FFA Week and it was celebrated by all members of FFA across the nation, from February 22 28, 2015.FFA Week is a monumental and exciting week for all members and alumni nationwide, as it celebrates traditions in the ...

Farm Briefs

Soil Health workshopsMarch 12, 13 at 2 sitesHave you ever wondered what makes a soil "healthy?" Have you ever walked through your fields wondering what you can do to improve the quality of your soil?Take advantage of this opportunity and attend the Soil Health Workshop on March 12th or 13th to ...

Region FFA Stars at Sleepy Eye

SLEEPY EYE - Sleepy Eye FFA had a total of 25 members interview for State FFA Degrees and Proficiencies on Feb. 11. Seventeen members applied for State FFA Degrees, the second highest degree achievable in FFA, and eight members applied for 9 different agriculturalProficiency Awards.All 17 ...

Soil Health Workshops March 12, 13

MARSHALL - Have you ever stopped to wonder what makes a soil "healthy?" Have you ever walked through your fields wondering what you can do to improve the quality of your soil? Take advantage of this opportunity and attend the Soil Health Workshop on March 12 or 13 to learn more about how cover ...

New Ulm Hub Club Farm Show March 6-7

NEW?ULM - The 34th annual New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club Farm Show will be held Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7. Friday's hours are 1-8 p.m. Saturday's hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.The Hub Club show is the largest indoor farm show in southcentral Minnesota. It transforms the New Ulm Civic ...

What a great trip it’s been

As many of my faithful readers may have realized, I was on a glorious vacation for the past two weeks. Actually, I have been home since Saturday and adjusting quite nicely to the colder weather.Steve and I spent our time in the wonderful state of Hawaii.I wish I could live there. I told Steve, ...

I’m driving semi now

I'm always up for a challenge.So when Steve dared me to drive the semi Wednesday morning, you can bet I was in 100 percent. Daring me to attempt something always ensures that I will participate. (It just dawned on me that Steve has probably figured that out!)I have actually driven our personal ...

Breaking and keeping Christmas traditions

I had a decision to make Christmas Eve.It wasn't an easy one either.I knew I would be messing with tradition.I also knew that I would be letting a few people down - mostly Joe and Russell.I previously had big plans, for the evening and I wasn't afraid to announce it to anyone who would listen.I ...

My life is amaze balls

By Kerry HoffmanI sometimes think I am the luckiest mother in the world.I mean, I get to spend my days on this farm working side-by-side with Steve, Joey and Russell.OK, so working every single day with my husband can be a bit stressful, we do manage to love each other at least six out of seven ...

I shouldn’t be so selfish

By Kerry HoffmanI didn't have a very good Wednesday this week.I was all excited for Wednesday morning when I hit the sack at 8 p.m. Tuesday night. I was looking forward to having a different human being in the milking parlor with me. Gone would be Steve and in would be Tarah.My alarm played a ...

Snowfall creates Abominable Snowman

By Kerry HoffmanFor Sale: One six-foot-tall husband. Works hard; sometimes too hard. Smart, but can be a bit too specific when it comes to conversation; good with money especially when that money is making him money; loves to be outdoors during three of the four seasons. Whines a lot during the ...

New milking units make the day better

It's been such an exciting Wednesday!I love new things and Wednesday morning 12 brand-spanking new items installed in our milking parlor.New milking units. Glorious. Blue. Sparkling clean! I love working in a clean parlor. Throw in 12 new super-clean milking units and there was no way possible ...

Sleepy Eye FFA holds crop show

SLEEPY EYE - The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter held its annual Crops Show/Greenhand/Parents Night Program on Thursday, Nov. 13. It was a chance for the families of FFA members to get together and recognize the efforts of the chapter's members and parents, while announcing the winners of the 2014 FFA ...

A woman with a cause

Everybody has a cause.Angelina Jolie is a supporter of peace around the world and works with members of the United Nations and regularly works with survivors of disasters that happen all over the globe.Jon Bon Jovi's cause is homelessness. He tries to help disadvantaged people affected by ...

Farm News Ag Show Dec. 3-4 in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE, Iowa - Farm News is hosting its 13th annual ag show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave., Fort Dodge.More than 30,000 square feet of exhibitor space and more than 70 exhibitors from Iowa ...

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