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2014 National Ag Week

“National Ag Week” is being celebrated March 23-30 all across the United States, as well as in Minnesota, with Tuesday, March 25, being designated as “National Ag Day”.  As we celebrate “National Ag Week”, it is a good time to reflect on all the traditions and advancements that help make the U.S. agriculture industry second to none !  [ read more ... ]

 

Farm Safety During Harvest Season

As we enter full-scale Fall harvest for the 2013 growing season, it is a good time for farm families to review the farm safety procedures in their farming operation. More farm accidents occur during the Fall than at any other time of the year, and usually involve one or more farm family members. Special care should be taken with children and senior citizens around farm and grain handling equipment, as these groups are the most vulnerable to farm accidents. The week of September 15-21 was designated as “National Farm Safety Week”, which is intended to bring extra focus on farm safety issues and priorities during the Fall harvest season. [ read more ... ]

 

2013 Earth Day

For over four decades, an annual event called “EARTH DAY” has been held in late April across the United States, which has been a time for all U.S. citizens to reflect on our Country’s environmental resources, and what we can do individually and as communities to help enhance our environment for the next generation. In recent years, it has become fashionable to point the “finger of blame” at agriculture and farmers for many environmental issues. However, in reality farmers have been some of the best “environmental stewards” in the U.S. in the past couple of decades. [ read more ... ]

 

2013 National Ag Week

“National Ag Week” is being celebrated March 17-23 all across the United States, as well as in Minnesota, with Tuesday, March 19, being designated as “National Ag Day”.  As we celebrate “National Ag Week”, it is a good time to reflect on all the traditions and advancements that help make the U.S. agriculture industry second to none ! [ read more ... ]

 

June --- Dairy Month

For decades in Minnesota, June has been known as “Dairy Month”. Following are some interesting facts and figures about the Dairy industry : [ read more ... ]

2012 Earth Day

For the past four decades, an annual event called “EARTH DAY” has been held in late April across the United States, which has been a time for all U.S. citizens to reflect on our Country’s environmental resources, and what we can do individually and as communities to help enhance our environment for the next generation. In recent years, it has become fashionable to point the “finger of blame” at agriculture and farmers for many environmental issues. However, in reality farmers have been some of the best “environmental stewards” in the U.S. in the past couple of decades. This has been accomplished with a relatively small investment of Federal tax dollars. [ read more ... ]

 

National Ag Weeek

National Ag Week is being celebrated March 4-10 all across the United States, and Thursday, March 8, has been designated as “National Ag Day”. It is a good time to reflect on all the traditions and advancements that help make the U.S. agriculture industry second to none ! [ read more ... ]

Career Opportunities In Agriculture

Recently, an article posted on the Yahoo Education page on www.yahoo.com created quite a stir in agriculture circles. The article listed the “college majors that are useless”, based on a 2012 study. Interestingly, the article listed “Agriculture” as the number #1 “useless degree” in the U.S.. According to the study, there will be 5 percent less jobs available in “Agriculture” in the 10-year period from 2008-2018, as compared to the previous 10-year period. The article described “Agriculture” coursework as crops, plant diseases, animal husbandry, and basic veterinary science, which appears to be a quite limited perspective of agriculture-related career opportunities. [ read more ... ]