MN Agriculture: Betsy Jensen Growing Barley, Sugar Beets, Navy Beans, Wheat

All Things Minnesota Agriculture

Day 21 of my 30 Days of Ag "All Things Minnesota Agriculture" is Betsy Jensen. Betsy lives in Stephen, MN. Betsy and her family operate a crop farm in the far northwest corner of Minnesota. They also own a seed company.   Their family farm mostly sells wheat and barley seed, and custom clean wheat and barley seed for area farmers. They also grow sugarbeet, soybean and corn seed.  Did you know the state of Minnesota is number one for sugar beet production? Did you also know that sugar beets … [Continue]

MN Agriculture: Pam Uhlenkamp, Helping Farmers With Their Farm Business Management

All Things Minnesota Agriculture

Day 20 of my 30 Days of Ag "All Things Minnesota Agriculture" is Pam Uhlenkamp. Pam is involved with the Farm Business Management Education program through South Central College in Mankato, MN. I can personally attest for this program as we were involved in the Farm Management class for many years. I really do believe it helped our farming business considerably. The program makes you a better farmer.       The Farm Business Management program is designed for those actively engaged in the … [Continue]

Thanksgiving Turkey – Be A Savvy Consumer!

Butterball Turkey

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, be aware of the marketing of your turkey. Be a savvy consumer! ALL turkeys are raised without additional hormones, not just the … [Continue]

MN Agriculture: E2’s Emu Ranch, It’s More Than Just The Oil

All Things Minnesota Agriculture

Day 19 of my 30 Days of Ag "All Things Minnesota Agriculture" is Eric and Beth Engstrom of E2's Emu Ranch located in Shafer, MN. My goal for this blogging series was to highlight … [Continue]

MN Agriculture: Kirsten Phelps, A Family Farm That Perseveres

All Things Minnesota Agriculture

Day 18 of my 30 Days of Ag "All Things Minnesota Agriculture" is Kirsten Phelps. Kirsten is from Good Thunder, MN. Her family farm became a century farm this year. She was a dairy … [Continue]

MARL Class VIII – Session 1 Willmar, Just Getting Started

MARL

Last week I completed Session 1  of the MARL program. MARL is the Minnesota Ag Rural Leadership program. The program runs two years and is affiliated with the Southwest Minnesota … [Continue]