Hides for habitat

Hunters’ unwanted deer hides are helping create new habitat for future generations of game. When the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association started the “Hides for Habitat” project in 1985, the plan was simple give hunters a place to drop their unwanted deer hides. MDHA members placed bright orange bins throughout the state to give hunters a place to drop their deer […]

Pipestone Lamb and Wol Program Lambing Time Short Course and Bus Tour, Feb. 10-11

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2017 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program Lambing Time Short Course and Bus Tour which will be held on February 10-11 in Pipestone. We have an excellent program planned and we will be touring two outstanding sheep operations. The program starts with an optional Friday afternoon hands-on computer record keeping session using Microsoft […]

Rock County farm family of 2016

The Sterling and Denise Severtson family of Kenneth were selected as the 2016 Rock County Farm Family, and a family operation is what they run. “There is not one hired person,” Denise said.”We do everything,” Sterling said.”From planting to harvesting to working the cattle to all the chores,” Denise added.Sterling and Denise are the owners and operators of the farm […]

A chat with Laurie Johnson – Minnesota West Lamb and Wool Instructor

Farm Market News: What is your professional affiliation? How long have you served in this position?Laurie Johnson: I am a new Pipestone Lamb and Wool Management instructor at Minnesota West.FMN: What is the primary objective of your organization?LJ: The program’s goal is to help sheep producers increase income and profit through the production of quality lamb and wool by maximizing […]

Farm transition workshop share information and strategies for transferring the farm

The Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association has joined University of Minnesota Extension to present “Farm Transition & Estate Planning: Create Your Farm Legacy.” This full-day workshop is filled with practical information and strategies to help farm families begin the process of transferring the farm business to the next generation.In “Farm Transition & Estate Planning: Create Your Farm Legacy,” participants […]

Southwestern Minnesota farmland values decline 2.6 percent in 2016

At the end of each year for the last 22 years, a survey has been conducted of farm land sales in 14 southwestern Minnesota counties. Land values had been on a steadily increasing until 2014. The survey reports bare farm land sales to non-related parties for the first six months of each year. After reaching record high prices in 2013, […]

Death notice for Arnold Veldhuizen

Arnold Veldhuizen, 95, Pipestone, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone.Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 4-7 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Pipestone.Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.Interment will be in New Woodlawn Cemetery in Pipestone.Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel […]

Death notice for Rolland

Rolland “Ron” Zetterlund, 76, Pipestone, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Pipestone. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m.Interment will be in New Woodlawn Cemetery in Pipestone at a later date.Hartquist […]