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Norman County Land Rent Meeting underway!


Join us for Land Rent Meetings today in Ada at the Ada Event Center at 2 pm.


Land Rent Seminar is this week in Ada! Ada Event Center at 2 pm! Come join us. Event is free! Pre-registration is not required but recommended for notifications of weather. Register here:


How does a person start raising sheep or goats? Come join us for a Sheep and Goat webinar to hear how two beginning goat and sheep farmers started out farming!
Pre-registration is required. Please register at


Our annual Land Rent Seminar is coming soon! Please pre-register for one of our local meetings: Crookston or Ada ! We even have a zoom option if you are not able to join us in person. Register at


There is still time to Register for this Webinar! Join us to learn more about co-managing your livestock with your day job. Register at


Do you want help trying to work off the farm and raise cattle at the same time? This webinar is for you!
Register at: z.umn.ed/BeefOwner
Registering once will get you all three programs. If you can't make one, not a big deal! You will receive recordings at the end of the series. Register Today!

Fall yard and garden checklist 10/17/2022

Fall yard and garden checklist

Fall yard and garden checklist Get ready for freezing temps with this list of things to do in the next few weeks.


"So God Made A Farmer." - Paul Harvey

Thankful for all of our Farmers! National Farmers Day 2022


Still time for this webinar tonight!


The farm is a great place to raise kids, but it’s also dangerous. About one-third of all farm accidents involve children, and a child dies in an agricultural accident approximately every three days. Prevent your child from becoming a statistic: make sure they understand on-farm hazards, only give them age-appropriate tasks, and make sure they are supervised.

Many of the everyday hazards on the farm are not always recognized. According to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Safety and Health, 60% of ag-related injuries to children occur to a child who is not actively working on the farm, but may be watching or playing nearby. Talk to children about what makes certain areas of the farm dangerous, and ask them what they think they can do to keep themselves safe. Important areas to cover include machinery, livestock, grain bins and silos, and chemicals.


Join us tonight to learn about how to retrofit an existing barn to house your sheep and goats. Register at:

Timeline photos 08/25/2022

Timeline photos

Did you know? The Minnesota State Fair offers free livestreams for all of our 4-H livestock shows. Watch here ➡️


Share University horticulture expertise with your community: Become a Master Gardener Volunteer
2,800 Extension Master Gardeners volunteer across Minnesota, but like a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly, it’s a process to become one. Master Gardeners bring much experience with them and are hungry for more.
Master Gardener volunteers are from all walks of life. They engage their community through gardening to promote healthy landscapes, healthy people, and a healthy planet. Are you interested? Here’s how it’s done:
1. Join your county’s Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program for an internship. Applications are due Oct. 1.
2. Complete the Master Gardener core course online. Core course topics include soils, trees, lawn care, weeds, fruits and vegetables, and pest management.
3. Share the wonders of gardening as an intern volunteering for 50 hours, while learning alongside an experienced mentor.
4. Celebrate! Start the next calendar year as an active Master Gardener volunteer in your community.
5. Volunteer at least 25 hours each year and continue your Master Gardener education.
Join us! Learn more at or contact us at [email protected] and 612-625-9864.
Source: UMN Extension Source Magazine article

Photos from American Crystal Sugar Company's post 08/17/2022

Photos from American Crystal Sugar Company's post


Are you a professional within the horse industry? If so, we would appreciate your feedback!

We are asking adults (18 years and older) working within the horse industry to complete this short survey to help us explore perceptions and salaries of full-time, equine professionals:

Participation is voluntary, no identifying information will be collected, and the survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Aubrey Jaqueth of Wright State University ([email protected]) or Hannah Lochner, MS of the University of Minnesota ([email protected]).


Want to learn more about honey beekeeping? We are offering a free field day workshop for beginner to advanced beekeepers. Come and join our tiniest livestock!
Three Locations:
Saturday, June 25th, 1-3pm: Owatonna, MN
Address: 1949 Southeast 38th Street, Owatonna, MN. To RSVP, please email Claire LaCanne at [email protected] or call 507-444-7685.
Monday, June 27th, 10am-12pm: Alexandria, MN
Address: intersection of Douglas County Road 42 and E Lake Carlos Drive (look for signs) in Alexandria, MN. To RSVP, please email Robin Trott at [email protected] or call 320-762-3891.
Monday, June 27th, 3-5pm: Park Rapids, MN
Address: 307 Grove Ave N, Park Rapids, MN. To RSVP, please email Tarah Young at [email protected] or call 763-688-1390.
Pre-registration is required, and workshops will be limited to 20 participants at each location. 18 or older unless accompanied by an adult. Pre-register soon to hold your spot!

Timeline photos 05/31/2022

Timeline photos

Strong storms left down trees and broken branches across most of Minnesota yesterday. Wilted (not fresh) maple leaves are toxic to horses if they eat 1.5 to 3 pounds of wilted leaves per 1,000 pounds of bodyweight. Signs of illness include depressed behavior, tiredness, not eating, and dark red/brown urine.

For more information on wilted maple leaf toxicosis in horses visit:


Learn more on Minnesota HPAI for small flock keepers! Registration is required for this free webinar! Tuesday May 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm.


Temporary ban on Minnesota poultry exhibitions extended | Minnesota Board of Animal Health 04/28/2022

Temporary ban on Minnesota poultry exhibitions extended | Minnesota Board of Animal Health

Temporary ban on Minnesota poultry exhibitions extended | Minnesota Board of Animal Health The Minnesota Board of Animal Health’s temporary statewide ban on poultry events is extended until Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The state and federal response to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Minnesota has been underway for more than a month since the virus was first confirmed on March 2...


Looking for an opportunity to get Beef Quality Assurance certified? If so, check out the online Zoom training scheduled for May 3rd at 7pm. Registration is required at


More updates on High Path Avian Influenza.

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is issuing a 31-day statewide ban on all poultry sales and exhibitions effective Friday, April 1 through Sunday, May 1.

The state has also activated a new Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza () hotline for anyone with poultry to ask questions or for anyone to report sick birds: 1-833-454-0156.



With Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Minnesota, it’s important for small flock owners to know what to look for, how to protect your flock and what to do if you see any changes in your birds. Join the University of Minnesota Extension - Poultry and the Minnesota Board of Animal Health for a free webinar:

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza for Small Flocks
Thursday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m.

Registration is required to view the webinar.


Join us for the last session of the series TONIGHT! Bull Care.
Register at if you haven't already!

We have a great webinar series coming for Beef Producers, 4-H'ers, or anyone interested in Livestock. Starts on Monday February 21st at 8 pm. Join us by registering at:


Beginning Farmers/Ranchers looking for information on loans and grants - FSA has a great webinar opportunity for you!
Register for this event using this link:

Beginning Farmers/Ranchers looking for information on loans and grants - FSA has a great webinar opportunity for you!

Register for this event using this link:


Do you wonder if your farm should be a sole proprietor or incorportated, or a Limited Liability company? Please join us for a free workshop on Business structures for our farms. Register at


We have a great webinar series coming for Beef Producers, 4-H'ers, or anyone interested in Livestock. Starts on Monday February 21st at 8 pm. Join us by registering at:


Join the zoom with Mn Ag in the Classroom and MN Department of Ag for Farm and Food Book Week! February 14-18, 2022

Join MDA Commissioner Thom Petersen and Assistant Commissioner Patrice Bailey for Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom's second annual Farm and Food Book Week!

On February 14-18, classrooms can join us on Zoom for virtual agriculture-themed book readings by special guest readers. Each session will include a book reading, Q and A time with the reader and giveaways!

Register for the event here:


It is Here! Tomorrow is the BIG DAY! Join us Wednesday January 26th for the 44th Annual Norman County Ag Day! Best of All- we will be livestreaming the event! Go to, click on 44th Annual Norman County Ag Day, then click "watch here". 8:00 am Registration and Coffee/Rolls- 8:30 am Youth 4-H/FFA Presentations- 9:00 am Speakers with Smalls Grains start. Norman County Corn & Soybean Annual meeting will be at 11:40 am. Lunch at 12:10. More speakers after lunch, and Trade Fair times. We will end the day at 3:00 pm. Can't Wait to see you at the Ada Event Center!

Photos from UMN Extension Norman County Agriculture Production's post 01/25/2022

Cow Calf Days in Bagley tonight! Sheep and Goat lambing Webinar tonight! Lots going on- check out the species of your choice!


Cow Calf Days are Back! January 25, 2022 in Bagley, MN!

The full 2022 Cow Calf Days schedule


Sheep & Goat producers and 4-H families- Check out this webinar on preparing for lambing/kidding season. Register at


We are offering Annie's Project this winter virtually! We had great success last winter and spots are filling up fast again! Limited spots remain. Get Registered TODAY!


Please check out the office support staff opening in Norman County. Click here for more details:






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