Farm Family of the Game: Layne and Darnell Ebeling of Martin County

Like a football team tries to maximize its strengths, Layne Ebeling and his cousin Cory know what each other does best on their farm in Martin County.

“He’s meticulous with the books. I’m good with the hogs and doing stuff outside,” Layne said. “At the end of the day, we get a lot done. We’re always moving ahead.”

Layne and Cory took over the farm from their fathers in the 1990s.

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Ask a Farmer: How has the wild weather impacted corn fields this year?

“Ask a Farmer” is a monthly column from a Minnesota corn farmer that answers basic questions about farming for the non-farming public.

Written by Lori Feltis

If you know a farmer, you probably know that we like to talk about the weather. No news is typically good news when it comes to farming and the weather. Silence means Mother Nature is cooperating.

Unfortunately, there’s been a lot of weather news this year.

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MCGA Elects Goodhue County Farmer Ryan Buck President for 2013-14

Ryan Buck is the new president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA). Buck, a corn and soybean farmer in Goodhue County, will succeed current president Tom Haag on Oct. 1, 2013 and serve a one-year term.

The MCGA board also elected Bruce Peterson (Northfield) as vice president, Noah Hultgren (Raymond) as treasurer and re-elected Jean Knackmuhs (Walnut Grove) to a second term as board secretary.

“Farmers have an opportunity to take the lead on issues like water quality,

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Free Tickets to Sever's Corn Maze Courtesy of Minnesota's Corn Farmers

We are all out of free Sever’s tickets. Thank you to everyone who e-mailed and have a great time at Sever’s!

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) will be at Sever’s Corn Maze in Shakopee.

It’s another opportunity for corn farmers to connect with non-farmers in the Twin Cities metro area. It’s also an opportunity to have a whole lot of fun.

In addition to the regular attractions and activities you’ll find at Sever’s —

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SROC centennial celebration helps build connections to farming

In 1912-1913 the University of Minnesota purchased 240 acres in Waseca County, for the purpose of creating a “practical” farm that would operate according to the latest research information and best management practices. One hundred years later, the University’s “practical farm” continues as the Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC), an important center for agricultural research, whose work has implications for farmers – and those who depend on farmers – around the world.

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