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December 2016

Former residents of a Winsted farmstead reflect on their childhood on the farm

110 years of history on the Gabrelcik farm in Franklin Twp.

Selecting seed for 2017 growing season

Meet the new Extension educator for McLeod and Meeker counties

Wright County Board amends solar ordinance, lifts moratorium

Another year completed

Hokenson is Winsted Farmers Co-op’s new manager

Harvest 2016: wet fields, high yields

Mike Swanson honored by MCSWCD

October 2016

Competing in Minnesota State Fair requires time, dedication

Rain makes grain?

Abbey Weninger advances to FFA nationals

Barn quilts: displaying the fabric of rural Carver County

Local 4-H clubs compete at State Fair

Should I sell my land or keep it for rental property?

Local Princess Kay runner-up has cow in Kemps commercial

Planting dreams, growing results – Youngs turn Cokato dairy farm into five-acre garden

Piper Cemetery hidden in Lester Prairie

August 2016

Lambs add to flock south of Lester Prairie

Farm Rescue aids families in times of need

August is prime time for field scouting

Farming’s role in economics

Stuewes named Carver County Farm Family of the Year

Local man creates working, old-time farm replicas

Tangletown Gardens in Plato uses sustainable methods for its community supported agriculture (CSA) program

A better way to water crops

Retired Watertown-Mayer educator enters FFA Hall of Fame

Number 12: New local cider is made with tradition

One of region’s only asparagus farms grows sustainably

June 2016

Ted Grangroth – Doing what he’s always wanted to do

Managing crop pests

G-SL student named state’s top FFA dairy cattle handler

Lessons learned from Prince

Four-Square for Childcare in Wright County

Overlooking fields from above: Drone technology merges into agriculture

Local farms honored as Century Farms

Amended buffer legislation offers clarification, but not all questions answered

Arsenic concerns bubble up in private wells

Enjoy Breakfast on the Farm

April 2016

A calf’s most important meal

Are early planting dates a good decision?

Farm succession planning: where to start

Be better and farm the best

Metal roofs: What’s the racket?

Health store in McLeod County offers food, friendship, support

Producers hatch recovery in the wake of avian flu outbreak

Some producers share cautious optimism regarding dairy prices

Solar project proposals popping up throughout the area

Little Swan Lake once featured school, church – and cemetery

February 2016

New book tells about country schools in McLeod County

Are you financially ready for retirement?

Best practices for agricultural drainage tile placement

Tightening belts in 2016

Carver Co. Dairy Expo is Feb. 15

Land-apply manure in winter requires extra care

Ample supply suppressing corn, soybean prices

Old Adventist cemetery a glimpse into little-known Dassel history

Most corn and soybean crops are contracted before planted

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