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 […]

Ag partners talk workforce recruitment

By Brian Arola, Mankato Free Press  – Jun 8, 2017 MANKATO — An agricultural and manufacturing workforce session attended by regional employers at South Central College Thursday promoted how the organizations can attract and retain new workers. Read More

Southeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership Sponsors South Central Grower’s Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Mankato, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Southeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership has announced its support of the South Central Minnesota Grower’s Network hosted by Region Nine Development Commission. Their contribution to the network, along with the sponsorship of Southern Minnesota […]

AgStar Financial Services, ACA Merger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stockholders Approve Merger of Three Farm Credit Organizations Compeer Financial to Serve Agriculture and Rural Communities in Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Aglytix Announces Partnership with AGCO Corporation

Mankato, MN. – December 6th, 2016   Aglytix Inc., a leading developer of software analytics for the agricultural sector announces a partnership with AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural solutions, to deliver analytics services to AGCO customers.

Farmfest 2016 – Where Minnesota Agriculture Meets

On 50 acres of land with 30,000+ attendees, the 2016 IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest will take place August 2-4 on the Gilfillan Estate, near Redwood Falls, MN. Senator Franken, Governor Dayton and political candidates will discuss Minnesota agriculture and rural issues like water quality. Educational sessions to include tax options for farm families, post-harvest marketing tips […]

Taylor, partner to build new pork processing plant in Windom, Minn.

Reproduced with Permission from the Star Tribune. Glen Taylor and a partner plan to raise, slaughter and market premium pork in Minnesota. By Tom Meersman Star Tribune February 3, 2016 — 9:41pm Glen Taylor, owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves and many other businesses, has signed a deal to purchase the former PM Beef plant in […]