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Woman v. mephitis mephitis

April 19, 2013 By Kerry Hoffman There are a lot of things that can bring a smile to a farmers face. Looking at that first sprout of corn can brighten a da. more »»

Farm financial fitness for tomorrow

April 19, 2013 How much time do you spend exercising or trying to stay physically fit each month? Is your nutrition plan quality or quantity based? Your exercise and nutrition plan directly impacts your health, ye... more »»

Successful farm managers control what they can

April 5, 2013 Once farm financials (i. more »»

AMPI Young Cooperators elect new officers

April 5, 2013 NEW ULM — Aaron and Jessica Radermacher of Brooten, Minn., are the 2013 Young Cooperator (YC) chairpersons for Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI). more »»

Our farm is changing

April 5, 2013 Several weeks ago, I wrote about how choosing a career in dairy farming requires education and knowledge like never before. Technology keeps moving forward and changing what we know daily. more »»

Scratching the planting itch

March 29, 2013 I have been out of town for three days. Enjoy this previous column concering planting in 2011. My husband was on the phone – again. more »»

The Great Farmland Bubble

March 29, 2013 From Tina LeBrun and Wayne Schoper South Central College Farm land prices are at or near all-time record highs. more »»

Awards presented at joint Holstein and DHIA meetings

March 22, 2013 LAFAYETTE — Molly Herberg was named Nicollet County Outstanding Senior Girl when the annual meeting of the Nicollet County Holstein Association was held Wednesday, March 20 at the Lafayette Communit... more »»

Is the prosperity of our ag environment fragile?

March 22, 2013 Today’s good times in our agriculture industry may not last forever, so now is the time to plan for the unexpecte. more »»

Knowledge Bowl not for wimps

March 22, 2013 I think frustration is contagious. Last week I wrote about how irritated I was being compared to having the same lifestyle as an inmate. more »»

There’s nothing worse than being a dairy farmer

March 15, 2013 Now that I have your attention, let me stand on my soap box. The other day, while browsing in a store, I happened upon a person with whom I started a conversation. more »»

The Conservation Reserve Program

March 15, 2013 In 2013, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is celebrating its 27th anniversary, and over two and a half decades of conservation succes. more »»

Unlock your farm’s potential: Seven habits for financial success

March 8, 2013 In today’s complex, data-intense farming operations, growers need a way to sort through all their data to make better decisions. more »»

Miss Pickles earns strike one

March 8, 2013 Several weeks ago I wrote about one special cow that just had her first calf. Miss Pickles. Nobody around here, except for Joey and I, likes Miss Pickles. more »»

Teamwork prevails - again

March 1, 2013 So it’s 5 a.m. Wednesday morning and I still have no idea what topic I am going to use to fill this page. I have verbally committed to having it submitted by 5 p.m. more »»

Know How to Communicate with All Generations on the Farm

February 22, 2013 For the first time in history, four different generations are currently involved in the agricultural industry. more »»

Deep, warm pockets

February 22, 2013 Last week, or the week before, I wrote a column about how our cows are able to produce milk that is of great quality? I explained how I wanted to keep that string of production going and one of th... more »»

Comparing farming to other businesses

February 8, 2013 From Tina LeBrun and Wayne Schoper South Central College When defining farm management, most often the terms small business and increasing profits are include. more »»

This I know to be true

February 8, 2013 This I know to be true — Steve really doesn’t like it when the cows are accidentally let out to roam the country side. I have proof he doesn’t like it. more »»



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