A shift away from GMO

The seed business has changed during the nearly 35 years that Mike Hansen has worked for, managed and owned Ivanhoe Seed and Feed. One of the most significant changes is the development of genetically engineered crops, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). “Years ago, when Monsanto came out with Roundup Ready soybeans, our main business was cleaning soybeans,” Hansen said. “That, […]

Are you resistance ready?

Weed management has changed dramatically in recent years. Herbicide-resistant weeds are a significant management challenge, and resistance issues are expanding in scope and geography. Once herbicide-resistance is discovered in a weed population, it doesn’t just go away, and an increasing number of weed populations in Minnesota are resistant to multiple herbicide chemistries or site of action (SOA) groups. How did […]

Besekes looking to create a garden for everyone

For Lucas Beseke, his entire life has been surrounded by farming. He grew up farming with his parents, and he still works their farm, along with another full-time job. One could say farming is in his blood, so when he and his wife, Staci, moved from the country into Jackson, where they have only a small patch of their yard […]

Cunningham joins executive board of national conservation group

Pipestone County’s Ian Cunningham has joined the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) executive board. He is representing the North Central Region, which encompasses the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio. The NACD swore in its 2017 officer team and executive board on Jan. 31 as part of the member organization’s 71st annual meeting held in […]

A chat with Mike and Kelli Bartholomew – Iowa Agricultural Aviation Association and National Agricultural Aviation Association board members and owners/operators of Bart’s Flying Service of Storm Lake, Iowa

Farm Market News: What is your professional affiliation? How long have you served in this position?Mike & Kelli Bartholomew: I am the National Agricultural Aviation Association representative for our Iowa Agriculture Aviation Association. My wife, Kelli, is the support representative for Iowa and is currently serving as that committee chair. I have held this position for 11 years and Kelli […]

Death notice for Dolores Darveaux

Dolores Darveaux, 89, Pipestone, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at her home. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church, Pipestone. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Leo Catholic […]

Death notice for Agnes Chapman

Agnes Chapman, 100, Slayton died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at the Murray County Medical Center in Slayton. Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 19 from 4-6 p.m. at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Lake Wilson. Interment will be in St. Martin’s […]

Death notice for Peggy Mundahl

Peggy M. Mundahl, 85, Georgetown, Texas, formerly of Pipestone, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone. Interment will be at […]

Death notice for Edna De Wilde

Edna De Wilde, 89, Edgerton, formerly of Ruthton, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 4-8 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at the American Reformed Church in Woodstock. Interment will be on Thursday, […]