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Extension is expanding its online education and resources while in-person events and classes are canceled.

County Agriculture Educator in Blue Earth County

    Leghemoglobin: the Impossible Plant Blood
    In the past couple of years, vegetarian burgers and sausages are getting close to imitating meat. People may choose these options for many reasons, from reducing greenhouse gases to animal welfare concerns. One of the ingredients used in the Impossible Burger, leghemoglobin, was surprisingly familiar to agronomists.
    Updated Cropland Rental Rates
    The University of Minnesota has recently included their 2018 farm rental data information online.
    2019 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
    updated March 2019
    Conifer Madness
    Thirty five to forty percent of my service calls deal with trees, and the vast majority of those calls consist of evergreens that often do not live up to their name.
    Ash Tree Replacement (Updated 2019)
    Emerald Ash Borer is creeping its way up to Blue Earth County. When your ash dies, what do you plant?

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    Shane Bugeja
    Extension Educator, Ag Production Systems
    (507) 304-4325
    Shane Bugeja
    Extension Educator, Ag Production Systems