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February 13, 2016
Dairy operations use a lot of energy to produce milk for consumers. An ongoing research project at the West Central Research and Outreach Center is looking to build a dairy system that generates more energy than it uses. Visit our website,, for a peek inside the renovated WCROC milking parlor. (Brooke Kern/Sun Tribune)play button
Building a green dairy on the prairie
February 13, 2016 - 5:52am
February 5, 2016
More than 100 people packed the Chokio Fire Hall on Thursday, Feb. 4 to speak with Rep. Denny McNamara (standing, left), Rep. Paul Anderson (center) and Rep. Jeff Backer (right) about environmental issues. (Kim Ukura/Sun Tribune)
Chokio packed for discussion on environment, buffer strips
February 5, 2016 - 4:26pm
February 1, 2016
Gov. Dayton backs off buffer strips for private ditches
February 1, 2016 - 12:11pm
January 29, 2016
Features from the Farm: Simulating heat stress on finishing pigs
January 29, 2016 - 4:30pm
January 1, 2016
Sheri Breen
Saving and selling seeds: UMM faculty member attends international ag conference
January 1, 2016 - 5:59am
December 24, 2015
Features from the Farm: Beneficial cover crops
December 24, 2015 - 11:33am
December 12, 2015
Sandra Renner: Fueling our kids and the future
December 12, 2015 - 5:35am
December 7, 2015
Researchers at the West Central Research and Outreach Center have completed their third year of a study looking at best practices for growing day-neutral strawberries. (Brooke Kern/Sun Tribune)play button
WCROC study looks at a new crop in a new time period
December 7, 2015 - 2:30pm
December 1, 2015
Minnesota lifts poultry exhibition ban
December 1, 2015 - 9:24am
November 27, 2015
Features from the Farm: 2015 top ten performing annual flowers
November 27, 2015 - 2:53pm
November 21, 2015
High yields, low prices for local farmers in 2015 harvest
November 21, 2015 - 5:44am
November 13, 2015
Ellen Starr/Natural Resources Conservation Service
Farmers can receive monarch-saving money
November 13, 2015 - 4:11pm
November 7, 2015
Rebekah Aanerud was named the national winner of the Agricultural Communications Proficiency Award for her work on Stevens County Ag Blast, a twice-monthly radio program broadcast on 1230 KMRS. (Submitted Photo)
Aanerud named national winner in Agricultural Communications
November 7, 2015 - 5:12am
October 29, 2015
DNR announces timeline for buffer law implementation
October 29, 2015 - 9:45am
October 17, 2015
Elisha Smith: October is Farm to School Month
October 17, 2015 - 5:05am