Benton Ag

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency encourages all farmers, ranchers and FSA program participants to take part in the county committee election nomination process. FSA’s …

Wooden creations

Bill Boucher, of Rockville, spends countless hours building miniature wooden replicas of horse-pulled wagons and adding all the fine details himself, from the upholstery to the paint. In summer, …

Growing your education

U of MN Strategic Farming: Field Notes! The University of Minnesota Extension Strategic Farming program addresses crop-related concerns through research-based webinars with specialists in the …

Schmidt is a sales manager for Famo Feeds Inc., where he covers a territory in central and northeastern Minnesota that includes Benton County and its surrounding area. Through this position, Schmidt …

Hello! My name is Addison Hillman, and I am the livestock intern for the University of Minnesota Extension in Stearns, Morrison, Benton and Sherburne counties. I chose to work in extension to give …

Tis’ the season

As we wheel into the spring season, we can say with confidence that there will be plenty of time in the tractor to think. To dwell, reflect, pontificate and muse about your farm, personal and …

Pretty Jersey eyes

Coming into my marriage 40 years ago, I knew nothing about cattle. All dairy cattle were alike, right? Of course, there’s always something to be learned. Large lumbering black and white …

Princesses on, off the farm

Embracing the role of a dairy princess or ambassador is a journey filled with unique experiences far beyond donning smiles and sashes at festivals.   The honor involves using highly honed …

For Farm Service Agency to determine program applicants’ payment eligibility and establish the maximum payment limitation applicable, program applicants, who receive benefits, are required to …

Ag Briefs

MDA grants to aid   in weather resilience ST. PAUL — Recognizing the risks posed by extreme weather, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is offering a new grant opportunity …

Growing your Education

Intro to Raising Quail   Presenter Crow River Quail Farm, of rural Rockford and Hanover, will educate on the different types of quail and the basics of how to raise the birds in a one-hour …

With high feed costs, improving whole-farm feed efficiency is crucial for maximizing herd profitability. The most important metric for determining your herd’s whole-farm feed efficiency is feed …

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