farm news

Hog Farm Looks to Expand
Hi-Way 30 Hogs, located 4 miles west of New Richland, has proposed to double its hog production from 2,400 to 4,800 animals. An environmental review is underway.
Farm Family of the Year
The University of Minnesota Extension Service has recognized the Pete and Karen Kasper family as Steele County's Farm Family of the Year for 2017.
Kasper is Farm Mom & Author
Owatonna's Karen Kasper has turned her love of agriculture into a children's book series. She was recently recognized as the Midwest Farm Mom of the Year.
Meet Farm Mom Wednesday
The America's Farmers' website has honored Owatonna's Karen Kasper as Midwest Farm Mom of the Year. She will host a celebration event on the farm August 3.
Dundas Farm Gets Grant
A Dundas farm was awarded a grant from the Food Animal Concerns Trust. It was part of $41,000 in grants awarded to 17 farms in 11 states, to help them transition and/or improve access to pasture-based systems. Animals raised on pasture, when managed properly, experience a high level of animal welfar…
Central Valley, WFS to Merge
The boards of both Central Valley Co-op and WFS have voted unanimously on a merger plan. Each board will seek support from its members in a December vote.
Free Ag Seminars at Farm Show
The University of Minnesota Extension will hold free educational seminars at the Farm and Power Show in Owatonna on March 19-21 at the Four Seasons Centre on the Steele County Fairgrounds.