St. Peter graduate helps create regional job search website

Le Center Leader | Ashley Murtha | Jul 29, 2017 A new regional jobs website makes finding jobs easier by using an online dating approach. “It’s like Indeed meets eHarmony,” Bridget Norland, director of marketing and communications at Greater Mankato Growth, said.

Al-Corn Clean Fuel’s Quarterly Newsletter

Below links to Al-Corn Clean Fuel’s Quarterly Newsletter, as well as a video outlining the benefits of the expansion and modernization project currently underway at the Claremont, MN facility.

Touring teachers gain ideas for bringing agriculture into the classroom

Mankato Free Press | Kristine Goodrich | Jul 25, 2017 MANKATO — Teachers from across the state who came to south-central Minnesota got to watch calves being born, drive a tractor, tour a swine research center and more. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture held a tour of area farms, businesses and education facilities Monday and Tuesday for […]

Fresh local salad greens year-round in Minnesota? Living Greens looks to aeroponics

Great innovation in the GreenSeam:  By Beth Dooley Special to the Star Tribune | JANUARY 25, 2017   How can leafy lettuces, perky sprouts and fresh herbs be local in mid-winter? Even in the depths of this chilly season, vibrant local greens are growing. Along with the more familiar hydroponic method of cultivating greenhouse plants […]

ISG – Chuck Brandel

Bioreactors: Agricultural Drainage Water Treatment Colonized microbes treating drainage may sound unusual, but that’s exactly what happens with bioreactors, which are gaining attention by landowners and other water quality stakeholders. Due to their effectiveness at reducing nitrates in runoff, using bioreactors can benefit crop production and help enhance water quality. What is a Bioreactor?

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce – Margaret Dillard

The experience of agriculture and being raised in a small town is ingrained into my being. My name is Margaret Dillard and I am ag.

Sanborn cheese plant expansion to double production

Sioux City Journal | Tim Hynds | July 2, 2017 SANBORN, Iowa — “It was time” was the most succinct way Bruce Brockshus could say the Associated Milk Producers Inc. Plant in Sanborn needed to be updated. Brockshus sits on the New Ulm, Minnesota-based dairy cooperative’s board of directors and runs a 550-head dairy farm […]

Local cheese maker celebrates expansion

Sioux Land News | by Lydia Knox | Monday, July 17th, 2017 SANBORN, Ia — When people think of Iowa they usually think of corn, maybe soybeans. But did you know it’s ranked 8th among the states for cheese production? Today in Sanborn, Associated Milk Producers Incorporated, or AMPI, celebrated the expansion of its cheese production […]

Soybean CEO Named No. 2 at USDA

President Trump has nominated Steve Censky from Jackson, MN, the CEO of the American Soybean Association for the past 21 years, to be deputy secretary of agriculture.   “Steve is a great leader and understands agriculture in the Midwest very well. Steve will be a great connection for us to USDA,” states Sam Ziegler, Director […]