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Farming in Tough Times

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 10:30AM-3:00PM, REGISTRATION AT 10:00 SHADY’S HOMETOWN TAVERN 451 RAILROAD AVE, ALBANY, MN REGISTRATION COST: $10 This workshop is for area dairy producers who may find themselves confronting various challenges as a result of the economic state of agriculture. Dairy producers from all size farms and stages of life are welcome to attend,…

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Ridgewater College Receives National Award

News Release For Immediate Release – 12/19/2017 Contact: Liz VanDerBill Director of Communications and Marketing 320-222-6090 The Ridgewater College Agriculture Department was one of five programs nationwide to be awarded the 2017 Outstanding Post-secondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) convention held December 5-9 in Nashville, TN. The Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult…

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Farm Business Succession & Estate Planning

MANKATO – Friday, March 2 & Saturday March 3rd, 2018 OR St. CLOUD – Friday, March 9 & Saturday March 10, 2018 You are invited to attend a workshop on business succession and estate planning for farm owners, families and beginning farmers.  This workshop is planned and provided by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities…

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Risk Management Workshops

  Free Complimentary workshops will be held at the following locations: All locations will run 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. February 6 – Pipestone – Room 127, Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Pipestone Campus, 1314 North Hiawatha Ave, February 7 – Montevideo – Pizza Ranch, 1504 East Highway 7 February 7 – Austin –…

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Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm Brochure AgCentric, Southern Minnesota Center of Excellence of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Ag, are partnering with other Minnesota organizations and companies to put on a free stress management workshops. Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers. Many face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges,…

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Rural Mental Health Helpline

By Don Davis Forum News Service on Oct 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. ST. PAUL, Minn. — Meg Moynihan sat in her farmhouse, looking out at the rain. Her dairy farm did not need the precipitation Friday, Oct. 6, leaving her feeling a bit down. The day illustrated that as a farmer herself, Moynihan understands about the…

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Rural Helpline now available

St. Paul, MN – A new Farm & Rural Helpline is now available to Minnesota farmers and rural residents. The service, funded by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), is free, confidential, and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The toll free number is (833) 600-2670. Farmers and rural communities face unique…

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CLC Field Day

August 25, 2017 9:00 – 2:30  Midwest Machinery will have tractors on site for anyone who wants to ride in a tractor Wadena SWCS will have water nitrate testing available all day 2017 Field Day flyer 9:00 -9:30 – Drone Flight Demo 9:30 – 10:15 – CHS Ag Innovation Plot Join CHS to learn more…

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Annie’s Project 2017

  If you’re a women on a farm please join us for Annie’s Project. Are you looking to better understand your farming operation? Whether you work full-time, part-time or just want to better understand the business side of your farming operation, come join us for Annie’s Project. A discussion based workshop bringing women together to…

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Regional Workforce Seminars

      REGIONAL WORKFORCE STRATEGIES Attend one or all four! Please join AgriGrowth and partners at one or more of our four Regional Workforce Sessions and learn about strategies and labor tools already being used to attract, recruit and retain talent, with an emphasis on agriculture and manufacturing. This half-day workshop will provide access…

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