The “King” of buffer strips

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association launched its “Minnesota Farm Team” campaign last week to highlight how corn farmers take care of our land, water and soil. MinnesotaCornerstone.com will profile a different member of the Farm Team every day this week.

Bill Brown and his family were named the Watonwan County Farm Family of the Year in 2013 by the University of Minnesota. After talking farming with Bill for just a few minutes,

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Lori Feltis: Playing a no-tillage tune

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association launched its “Minnesota Farm Team” campaign last week to highlight how corn farmers take care of our land, water and soil. MinnesotaCornerstone.com will profile a different member of the Farm Team every day this week.

If you’re looking for someone who is passionate about farming, Lori Feltis fits the bill. If you’re looking for someone to play a few tunes on the accordion, Lori can do that,

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MCGA Launches “Minnesota Farm Team” Campaign to Highlight Conservation Practices

Minnesota Farm TeamWhat does corn farming, Elvis Presley, buffer strips and playing the accordion have in common? It’s all part of a new campaign launched by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) to highlight the conservation efforts of Minnesota corn farmers.

The campaign features 30-second radio commercials during Minnesota Twins games that profile a member of the “Minnesota Farm Team,” which is made up of corn farmers who have implemented a specific conservation practice on their farm to improve water quality,

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Save at the pump: Denco II promotion aims to increase the use of ethanol fuels

Denco II, an ethanol plant in Morris, Minn., is rolling out a new promotion this spring to increase the use of E85 and other ethanol-blended fuels like E15 and E30.

Back in 2011, Denco II invested over $100,000 in equipment upgrades to enhance their ethanol load-out system and offer E85 and higher blends directly to retailers. Beginning in April and lasting at least through the summer, consumers will be able to purchase E85 for at least $1 less than regular gasoline at 10 fueling stations in West Central Minnesota.

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Cover Crop Symposium reaches out to crop advisory professionals

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

Many cover crop events focus, naturally, on the farmer. The April 4 Cover Crop Symposium held in St. Cloud shifted the focus to crop advisory personnel, because, in order to make cover crops a workable solution, crop advisers have to have an interactive relationship with the academic research community to assure that cover cropping systems beneficial to farmers become widely available.

Keynote speaker Prof.

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