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Not many events were as exciting to me as a kid as the Minnesota State Fair. I anticipated our annual trip all summer long. Were a farm family and the main reason for going was machinery hill. Eighty … more
Trick-or-treat as a kid is the most magical night of the year. Dressing up and going from house to house getting candy was absolutely one of the best nights of the year growing up. Don’t get … more
I would like to present to you my top 3 healthy living tips that I have personally found to be essential for every single living person on our entire planet.  If the population would … more
After a two-year period when the Rice County Courts were closed far more often than they were active, Rice County Attorney John Fossum said his office has substantially reduced the backlog that … more
Minnesota organic farmers and processors can apply for a rebate of up to 50% of the cost of their organic certification. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting applications for … more
A tax credit for the sale or lease of land, equipment, machinery, and livestock in Minnesota to beginning farmers is still available through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) … more
If you’re a Minnesota business sourcing and distributing or serving food, the Statewide Cooperative Partnership for Local and Regional Markets led by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture … more
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is gathering ideas as we consider the state’s next biennial budget, and we want your input. Farmers, food businesses, and others impacted by food … more
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are teaming up to offer conferences on Suicide Prevention for Rural Faith Leaders in Bemidji on September 27, … more
Cruciferous vegetables have been known to have many health benefits. Cruciferous vegetables include but are not limited to broccoli, cabbage, collards, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale and … more
If you give a Belizean a ladder he will use that ladder in an extremely unsafe way, but somehow always be ok. My father, the Belizean,  is extremely comfortable on ladders  and going up … more
t was September of 1966 and I was in Miss Wick’s fourth grade at West Concord Elementary School. We were in the 4E room and it was the week for the Iowa Basic Skills Testing. That was a … more
WASHINGTON D.C., August 23, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced it has signed a $3,458,752.00 cooperative agreement with … more
Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that the flu vaccine is now available inside its more than 270 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations, with no appointment or prescription necessary. Drive-thru flu clinics will also … more
The purple carrot-seed moth (Depressaria depressana), an invasive insect that feed on plants in the carrot family, such as dill, fennel, and coriander, has been found for the first time in … more
Farmers in Minnesota looking to enter or exit farming have two new resources available, through a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Farm Bureau … more
As summer days turn into evening, many parents pull out a book or two to read to their kids at bedtime. This is important because studies consistently show that reading at a young age drastically … more
Celebrations marking National Farmers’ Market Week (Aug. 7-13, 2022) in Minnesota will culminate with a public event on Saturday, August 13 at Minneapolis Farmers’ Market. There will be … more
One of my concerns with traveling 720 miles in one day across five states is encountering breakdowns on the highway. I am usually pulling a loaded trailer so there are more tires to contend with. I … more
I have said it before and I will say it again. Minnesotans live our lives on the lake. We swim in it, we look at it, we fish in it, and we boat on it. Recently I went home from the Twin Cities, … more
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