Here you will find Press Releases from partnering organizations and other news related to protecting our local soil and water resources.
Stearns County Farmers named to 2013 Class of National Outstanding Young Farmers
Nick and Tera Meyer (Sauk Centre) were named to the 2013 Class of National Outstanding Young Farmers. Read about the events and awards at the Meyer Blog
Video below features the Meyer farm (starting around 40 sec into the video)
Jaycees name Nick and Tara Meyer Minnesota’s 2011 Outstanding Young Farmers
Nick and Tara Meyer live on a farm south of Sauk Centre. On Dec. 2, they were the recipients of the Minnesota Jaycees' 2011 Outstanding Young Farmer award.
Nick was raised on the farm where he and Tara live with their two children, daughter Madeline, 3 months, and Tyler, 2. The Meyers are second generation farmers on the present farm. Nick became its sole owner in 2003. He is a 1998 graduate of Sauk Centre High School and a 2000 graduate of Ridge-
water College in Willmar. His degree is in dairy management.....
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Alfalfa-Corn Growers Needed for On-Farm Nitrogen Management Study
With funding from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, on-farm research is being conducted in 2011 and 2012 by the University of Minnesota and USDA-Agricultural Research Service to improve prediction of alfalfa N credits to second-year corn. We are currently looking for alfalfa/corn farmers in Minnesota who are interested in participating in this on-farm research.
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National Dairy FARM Program
The National Dairy Farm Program is a nation-wide verifiable program that certifies that your animals are being well cared for. They do an extensive inspection of the participating farms. If you would like more information, here is the link to the program
Friends of the Sauk River Announce Start of Free Canoe Library
The Canoe Library will allow all community members to use Canoes, Paddles, Personal Floatation Devices and other equipment, that they may not otherwise have access to, so that they may enjoy the beauty of paddling along the Sauk River. The Canoe Library will serve all community members with a special emphasis on youth.
The Friends of the Sauk River currently have six canoes to loan out so if you are part of a group (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Church Groups, etc) you will have room for up to 18 people. The Friends also have a trailer to make transporting easy if you check out multiple canoes.
There are also plans to purchase kayaks for the library.