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  • 2020 4-H Camp at Camp Victory
    4-H Camp at Camp Victory by Zumbro Falls, MN Monday, June 15 through Wednesday, June 17, 2020 For 4-H Youth in grades 3 - 8. Register by Mary 15, 2020
  • SE Invitational 4-H Project Bowl
    Here’s a chance for you to practice and learn about 4-H Project Bowls. The SE Invitational 4-H Project Bowl will be held Saturday, February 22 in Byron.
  • 4-H Cloverbud Adventures
    4-H Cloverbuds Adventures are activities designed for 4-H'ers in Kindergarten through second grade.

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County Agriculture Educator

  • Free Financial Counseling and Advocates Available for Farmers
    Low commodity crop prices the past six years, as well as other factors, have increased financial stress on family farms in Minnesota. The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture offer services to address financial stress.
  • Multi-state, multi-year research project reveals multiple benefits of reduced tillage
    Proper tillage warms and dries the soil, assists with weed control, incorporates fertilizer, and breaks up compacted layers. Unfortunately, tillage also breaks apart soil aggregates which results in smaller-sized particles prone to a whole host of issues. Despite being aware of the potential issues tillage may cause, some row crop farmers are concerned about yield reductions due to cool and wet soil conditions, preventing them from adopting reduced-tillage.
  • Pennycress is showing promise as a relay crop
    Field pennycress is a winter annual oilseed crop that is being domesticated to fit into Minnesota’s cash cropping system. Research at the University of Minnesota, through the Forever Green Agricultural Initiative program envisions pennycress as a crop that can provide all the ecosystem services of a cover crop, such as reducing erosion and nitrogen loss, while also being harvestable for profit.

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  • Gardening
    Get information about best plants and gardening practices for Minnesota lawns, landscapes, and gardens.

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U of M Extension
Steele County

635 Florence Ave
PO Box 890
Owatonna MN 55060-0890

(507) 444-7685 (phone)
(507) 444-7682 (fax)