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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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2017 MN FFA Convention

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MN Farm Income Report

Minnesota farm incomes marginally improved in 2016 Farmers needed a good year, but despite record yields, incomes were only slightly better   Minnesota State Panel Data St. PAUL, Minn. (March 28, 2016) — More than 30 percent of Minnesota farmers were in the red in 2016, the third consecutive year of declining commodity prices. Record crop…

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Feedlot meeting in Staples

The Todd County and Crow Wing County will hold a feedlot meeting at Central Lakes College in Staples on March 16 from 10 am to 2:30 pm. There will coffee and donuts and registration beginning at 9:30 am. The topics covered will be ‘Integrating Livestock into Cropping Systems’ from Kent Solberg; ‘Uncovering the Myth of…

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AgriGrowth Job Exchange

  (Staples, MN) AgCentric has partnered with RealTime Talent and AgriGrowth to launch the AgriGrowth Job Exchange, a cutting-edge matching technology that will transform the recruitment process and streamline how employers and candidates connect with each other during the job/internship search process. This is a first of its kind technology solution that brings significant efficiency…

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Farm Business Management Surevey

The University of Minnesota is conducting a research survey for FBM participants. The purpose of the study is to gain insight into the participants approach to decision making and management of their farm operation. The types of questions that will be asked include how they got involved in farming, how they address areas of risk…

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