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July 27, 2018

Cover crops are a being talked about more and more right now within the farming community, and with good reason.  When conditions are right, cover crops increase soil health, reduce soil compaction, reduce weed pressure, reduce erosion, and can be used as forage for li...

July 26, 2018

Once Ward and Wendy Larson no longer had cattle to graze their pasture in Credit River Township, they were left with ten acres of lawn to mow.  As anyone who mows their lawn knows, ten acres is a lot of lawn.  

The Larsons were not set on mowing that large of...

April 6, 2018

Next time you are driving east on Hwy 13 towards I-35 in Savage, look to your right. You can’t miss a beautiful new garden at Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center.  This is not just any garden, it is a raingarden planted with love by volunteers to help filter storm wat...

April 6, 2018

Vern Wick of Jordan has been farming his whole life.  He currently runs a 50 cow dairy farm with his wife Becky.  Growing up farming, Vern knew just how he wanted to run his operation.  Then their son, David, went to SDSU for dairy production, learned about cover crops...

January 22, 2018

When Jim and Cathy Curtis purchased their building site in 1986, they knew they wanted to start planting trees right away.  At that time, their property was a corn field, but they had visions of windbreaks and wooded areas.  That next spring they came to the Scott Soil...

June 14, 2017

Freshly prepared and planted farm fields are a sign of spring in Minnesota.  We first begin to see corn and then soybeans poking out of the ground.  When spring rain storms come, the crops are small and unable to shield the soil from the pounding rain.  With the rain s...

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