Recently, Star Tribune reporter Jennifer Brooks visited a group of 8- and 9-year olds who call themselves "the 4-H Awesome Mustaches." The kids earned a trip to the Minnesota State Fair by winning the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge at the Ramsey County fair with their Rube Goldberg machine. They are featured in her Aug. 17 story Change is an annual tradition at state fair. To get an even better idea of the kids' Rube Goldberg project, watch the Star Tribune video A different 4-H at the fair.
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August 19, 2014
August 15, 2014
A photograph taken by a Mora woman won the University of Minnesota Extension "My Flowers Rock" contest on Facebook
Herbicide resistance in weeds is far from a new concept to University of Minnesota Extension agronomists, who have been conducting research and education on it for three decades. But it is an increasingly challenging issue for crop producers. Recently, Star Tribune reporter Tom Meersman spent several hours with Extension weed scientist Jeff Gunsolus to better understand science behind the problem, and on Aug. 2, published this story.
July 28, 2014
Every day, in more ways that we are aware, agriculture impacts our lives. From the food we eat to the cloths we wear, to the machines and materials we use to work and play - we all depend on a thriving agriculture industry. Minnesota farm families are a vital part of the nation's agriculture industry.
July 14, 2014
Representing agricultural achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as a 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota.
July 3, 2014
Heavy rains can add water to manure storage. This reduces space for manure and freeboard and makes emptying pits more difficult.
June 26, 2014
Producers and veterinarians must report porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV), according to a new federal order from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Producers who suspect their pigs have PEDv or PDCoV should work with their veterinarian to diagnose, report and manage the virus.