September 21, 2021

Making the turn from pastured pigs to pork at Nettle Valley Farm

Nettle Valley Farm in Spring Grove, Minnesota, ran by Dayna Burtness and Nick Nguyen in their sixth season of raising pastured pork, is entering its […]
July 5, 2021

Honeyberry season returns to northeast Minnesota

Brooke and her sister, Brianna, 15, were visiting their grandmother, Deb Konieska, at her Sturgeon Lake home. Instead of going to a strawberry farm or […]
June 29, 2021

Former ag secretary Dan Glickman talks politics, humor and 'a commitment to solve problems rather than create them'

Bipartisanship, empathy. And humor — lots of humor. These are some of the pillars to the career of former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, […]
June 26, 2021

Mentors help alleviate fear for livestock novices

Those dreams that turned into a goal: show beef at the county fair. Let it be known: We’re novices. We’re not livestock people. We’re not […]
June 10, 2021

Brothers grow cattle operation to 6,500-head capacity in rural Luverne, Minn.

“We used Dad’s equipment and provided labor to him,” Grant Binford said, “but we were never part of his operation.” When the Binford parents, Lowell […]
June 7, 2021

Conservationists drive Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program, a model for other states

Heim-Welch, who was named Root River Soil and Water Conservation District Conservationist of the Year in 2019, manages two farms equaling nearly 600 acres of […]
June 7, 2021

Highlights of US milk demand, delivery

John and Sharon Larson’s vintage dairy truck includes some collector dairy memorabilia, including this bottle that carries the label Allentown Dairy, Co. Inc. The company […]
June 7, 2021

Dairy truck delivers nostalgia

In the early part of the 1900s, families in mid-America knew their milk man who brought clinking glass milk bottles to their door, to place […]
May 30, 2021

Leaning into local ingredients at Blackboard Restaurant

Since last year, the old schoolhouse has been the home of Blackboard Restaurant, a popular establishment that has leaned into using local ingredients. Chef Sara […]
May 26, 2021

Ditterich Family Farm focuses on consumer meat needs

“I’m the only cousin who farms, probably out of a hundred people,” he said. “So if you think about it, agriculture’s 1 to 2% of […]