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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 »»

Lessons learned from the 2012 drought

February 1, 2013 (This week’s guest columnist is Kent Theisse, Farm Management Analyst and Vice President, MinnStar Bank, Lake Crystal) The 2012 crop year and the major drought that affected much of the United... more »»

Focusing on milk quality

February 1, 2013 For the past week, milking time has been going smooth and efficiently. more »»

Frigid temps make dairy farmers struggle

January 25, 2013 So I was reading a joke the other day about the day the Creator decided to bless the world with a magnificent land called Minnesota (with emphasis placed on the “o” sound). more »»

Five income tax changes affecting farmers

January 25, 2013 Farmers can lower their taxable income and plan for the future of their operations by taking advantage of several provisions included in the recently approved American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. more »»

From Pinky to Pickles to Pontiac

January 18, 2013 It’s been an amazing time on the farm this past week. more »»

Farm buildings and snow load

January 18, 2013 By Tina LeBrun and Wayne Schoper South Central College This winter has seen the drought continue that has plagued us since last May. more »»

Corn price watch

January 4, 2013 Farmers have a lot on the line this year. Land rental rates are at all-time highs and other inputs such as fertilizer and seed are also at their highest levels since records have been kept. more »»



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