UMN Extension - Carlton County Agriculture Educator

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The temperatures in the weather forecast are definitely not where we'd like them coming into June, but watch out for you...
05/28/2021

The temperatures in the weather forecast are definitely not where we'd like them coming into June, but watch out for your berries tonight and tomorrow!

Critical freeze temperatures for blueberries and strawberries:

Blueberries at full bloom: 28 degrees F
Blueberries at petal fall: 30 degrees F
Strawberries at full bloom: 30 degrees F
Strawberries at "popcorn" stage (not fully opened, but petals visible): 26 degrees F

https://blog-fruit-vegetable-ipm.extension.umn.edu/2021/05/freeze-warnings-in-northern-mn.html

The temperatures in the weather forecast are definitely not where we'd like them coming into June, but watch out for your berries tonight and tomorrow!

Critical freeze temperatures for blueberries and strawberries:

Blueberries at full bloom: 28 degrees F
Blueberries at petal fall: 30 degrees F
Strawberries at full bloom: 30 degrees F
Strawberries at "popcorn" stage (not fully opened, but petals visible): 26 degrees F

https://blog-fruit-vegetable-ipm.extension.umn.edu/2021/05/freeze-warnings-in-northern-mn.html

New webinar May 13th! As we shift into early summer, sheep & goat nutrition becomes important for producer success. Dr. ...
05/10/2021

New webinar May 13th! As we shift into early summer, sheep & goat nutrition becomes important for producer success. Dr. Elliot will provide insight on how we can provide growth and value to this year’s lamb/kid crop and keep our ewes and does progressing through the summer and fall. Additionally, the webinar will address mineral and supplementation options.

Register at: z.umn.edu/GoatSheepNutrition

New webinar May 13th! As we shift into early summer, sheep & goat nutrition becomes important for producer success. Dr. Elliot will provide insight on how we can provide growth and value to this year’s lamb/kid crop and keep our ewes and does progressing through the summer and fall. Additionally, the webinar will address mineral and supplementation options.

Register at: z.umn.edu/GoatSheepNutrition

Summer is coming quickly, which means we need to be prepared for letting the cattle out on pasture and the associated ch...
04/29/2021

Summer is coming quickly, which means we need to be prepared for letting the cattle out on pasture and the associated challenges that go along with it. Our next beef webinar series will get you ready! Register at z.umn.edu/SummerBeef

Summer is coming quickly, which means we need to be prepared for letting the cattle out on pasture and the associated challenges that go along with it. Our next beef webinar series will get you ready! Register at z.umn.edu/SummerBeef

Looking to expand your knowledge about sweet corn production this year? These resources give you a full-season look at h...
04/22/2021
2021 Considerations: Sweet Corn

Looking to expand your knowledge about sweet corn production this year? These resources give you a full-season look at how to successfully grow sweet corn, and will help you determine planting times, varietal selection, soil fertility requirements, pest management, and storage.

https://blog-fruit-vegetable-ipm.extension.umn.edu/2021/04/2021-considerations-sweet-corn.html

https://extension.umn.edu/vegetables/growing-sweet-corn

Authors: Natalie Hoidal and Marissa Schuh , Extension Educators, University of Minnesota Extension Our biweekly crop by crop growing seaso...

Do you grow strawberries and are anxious to take the mulch off? The timing of straw removal is different every year and ...
04/09/2021

Do you grow strawberries and are anxious to take the mulch off? The timing of straw removal is different every year and based on these factors:
Strawberry leaf growth under the straw
Soil temperature and moisture
The weather forecast

https://blog-fruit-vegetable-ipm.extension.umn.edu/2021/04/time-to-remove-straw-from-strawberries.html

Do you grow strawberries and are anxious to take the mulch off? The timing of straw removal is different every year and based on these factors:
Strawberry leaf growth under the straw
Soil temperature and moisture
The weather forecast

https://blog-fruit-vegetable-ipm.extension.umn.edu/2021/04/time-to-remove-straw-from-strawberries.html

Thinking about getting a jump start to your garden? Even though plants aren't ready to start growing outside, you can st...
04/01/2021
UMN Extension Basics of Starting Seeds

Thinking about getting a jump start to your garden? Even though plants aren't ready to start growing outside, you can still get your gardening gloves on! Starting your seeds inside can help you save money by not paying for seedlings later. Make sure to check your average last frost date by using the link below for the Farmer's Almanac first and last frost date search. Also, don't forget to harden off your seedlings before planting them!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n9GhcLuhiU

https://www.almanac.com/gardening/frostdates

Give yourself a taste of spring by starting your own seeds at home! UMN Extension Educator Julie Weisenhorn demonstrates and outlines the easy steps that wil...

March = Maple Syrup Time!
03/17/2021

March = Maple Syrup Time!

Interested in making maple syrup?
Now is the time! - It's sap season!
To get the earliest runs of sap, complete tapping your Maple trees by the second week of March in the northern part of MN.
For more information on tapping trees, collecting sap, and making maple syrup, click the following link: https://extension.umn.edu/goods-your-woods/homemade-maple-syrup

Spring is seemingly around the corner, so we should be prepared for MUD! Dry lots get muddy as the snow melts, so how ca...
03/03/2021
Constructing a High-Traffic Pad

Spring is seemingly around the corner, so we should be prepared for MUD! Dry lots get muddy as the snow melts, so how can we manage the mud? High-traffic pads are a really effective way to manage mud- check this video out to see how to install one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXj_OHFrh2E

This video demonstrates how to construct a high-traffic pad in a horse dry lot. High-traffic pads are useful for improving drainage in areas prone to water a...

The Northeast Forage and Grassland Council Winter Pod Programs are coming to Carlton County, St. Louis County, Aitkin Co...
02/26/2021

The Northeast Forage and Grassland Council Winter Pod Programs are coming to Carlton County, St. Louis County, Aitkin County, and Itasca County. Interested in learning about how to best manage your forage crops? Sign up today for a safe learning experience!

There is still time to register!
Register online at z.umn.edu/NEFGCwinter or contact Sarah at 218-471-7598 for assistance.

It's not too late to register! Today through Friday: "Gardening from the Ground Up!"
02/16/2021

It's not too late to register! Today through Friday: "Gardening from the Ground Up!"

Gardening from the Ground Up
February 16-19, 2021
1:00-2:30 pm each afternoon

University of Minnesota Extension Educators are excited to bring you the 2nd annual Gardening from the Group Up webinar series to help you achieve your garden and lawn goals. The series will cover a wide variety of topics that are important for any gardener (or homeowner with a yard) to understand.

This is a free webinar series and pre-registration is required.
To register, please go to: z.umn.edu/GardenUp

When you register, you can choose to attend one or multiple sessions. Recordings of the webinars will be sent out at the conclusion of the series.

Another great installment in the Beef Calving Essentials Webinar Series tonight on Calving Facility Preparation! Come wi...
02/15/2021

Another great installment in the Beef Calving Essentials Webinar Series tonight on Calving Facility Preparation! Come with questions if you have them!

Another great installment in the Beef Calving Essentials Webinar Series tonight on Calving Facility Preparation! Come with questions if you have them!

Join us tonight for the second installment in the Beef Calving Essentials webinar series at 8pm CST!
02/11/2021

Join us tonight for the second installment in the Beef Calving Essentials webinar series at 8pm CST!

Join us tonight for the second installment in the Beef Calving Essentials webinar series at 8pm CST!

Our friends from the north have great information on fruit and vegetable varieties for Northern Minnesota!
02/08/2021

Our friends from the north have great information on fruit and vegetable varieties for Northern Minnesota!

Purchase the new 2021 variety lists!

The Vegetable Varieties for Northern Minnesota and Fruit Varieties for Northern Minnesota publications have been updated for 2021.
Visit z.umn.edu/varietylist to find out how to order one or both lists.

Q & A webinar focused on calving on beef operations. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced producers can all benefit! Re...
02/03/2021

Q & A webinar focused on calving on beef operations. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced producers can all benefit! Register at z.umn.edu/calvingseries

Q & A webinar focused on calving on beef operations. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced producers can all benefit! Register at z.umn.edu/calvingseries

What a great visual to answer some common questions!
02/02/2021

What a great visual to answer some common questions!

What a great visual to answer some common questions!

Two free upcoming transition and estate planning events in February and March!Multi-Generational Farm Transition Plannin...
01/28/2021

Two free upcoming transition and estate planning events in February and March!

Multi-Generational Farm Transition Planning, Thursday from February 4 to February 25

The University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota State College and University System partnered to offer hands-on farm transition education focused on multi-generation farm businesses. This interactive farm transition program is focused on helping farm families dive deeper into conversations about family and business goals, job responsibilities, financial needs of farms and families, inheritance considerations, and mechanisms of transfer. This event is free and pre-registration is required. https://extension.umn.edu/event/multi-generation-farm-transition-planning

Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate, Thursday, March 4

Do you wonder what to do with your treasured possessions now or in the future? Family feuds are more likely to erupt over treasured possessions than over money. Learn how you can leave a legacy and manage family relationships while making decisions about your possessions. This webinar will help you learn strategies to jumpstart conversations about inheritance, the powerful messages in who gets what, the importance of planning for both titled and non-titled property, how complex emotional and family relationships impact personal property decisions, and six key decision-making factors in non-titled property transfer. This event is free and pre-registration is required. https://extension.umn.edu/event/who-gets-grandmas-yellow-pie-plate

Two free upcoming transition and estate planning events in February and March!

Multi-Generational Farm Transition Planning, Thursday from February 4 to February 25

The University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota State College and University System partnered to offer hands-on farm transition education focused on multi-generation farm businesses. This interactive farm transition program is focused on helping farm families dive deeper into conversations about family and business goals, job responsibilities, financial needs of farms and families, inheritance considerations, and mechanisms of transfer. This event is free and pre-registration is required. https://extension.umn.edu/event/multi-generation-farm-transition-planning

Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate, Thursday, March 4

Do you wonder what to do with your treasured possessions now or in the future? Family feuds are more likely to erupt over treasured possessions than over money. Learn how you can leave a legacy and manage family relationships while making decisions about your possessions. This webinar will help you learn strategies to jumpstart conversations about inheritance, the powerful messages in who gets what, the importance of planning for both titled and non-titled property, how complex emotional and family relationships impact personal property decisions, and six key decision-making factors in non-titled property transfer. This event is free and pre-registration is required. https://extension.umn.edu/event/who-gets-grandmas-yellow-pie-plate

Join Extension's Farm Business Management and Horticulture teams for a webinar series covering farm financial management...
01/21/2021

Join Extension's Farm Business Management and Horticulture teams for a webinar series covering farm financial management basics for diversified specialty crop farms (multiple crops, livestock, you-pick, on farm-store, farmers markets, and direct to a local restaurant and school.) In this three-part series we will go over their balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow; as well as the financial ratios that go along with those statements.

Through this workshop, you will learn the importance and usefulness of these different financial statements and ratios to make better business decisions for your own farm. In the workshop series, we'll use a fictional case study farm with multiple crops, chickens, and multiple market outlets including you-pick, on farm-store, farmers markets, and direct to a local restaurant and school. Workshops are free. Each session will build upon the last, and so you are encouraged to attend all or as many as possible.

Workshop dates:
Monday February 1, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monday February 8, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monday February 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monday February 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sign up at: https://umn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApdOipqT8oH9F4_ChqO2VpzcjUjYXmFOLz

Join Extension's Farm Business Management and Horticulture teams for a webinar series covering farm financial management basics for diversified specialty crop farms (multiple crops, livestock, you-pick, on farm-store, farmers markets, and direct to a local restaurant and school.) In this three-part series we will go over their balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow; as well as the financial ratios that go along with those statements.

Through this workshop, you will learn the importance and usefulness of these different financial statements and ratios to make better business decisions for your own farm. In the workshop series, we'll use a fictional case study farm with multiple crops, chickens, and multiple market outlets including you-pick, on farm-store, farmers markets, and direct to a local restaurant and school. Workshops are free. Each session will build upon the last, and so you are encouraged to attend all or as many as possible.

Workshop dates:
Monday February 1, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monday February 8, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monday February 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monday February 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sign up at: https://umn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApdOipqT8oH9F4_ChqO2VpzcjUjYXmFOLz

University of Minnesota Extension is excited to be partnering with North Dakota State University Extension to offer a se...
01/19/2021

University of Minnesota Extension is excited to be partnering with North Dakota State University Extension to offer a series of farm safety webinars this winter. Each of us has been impacted in some way by an accident, injury, or fatality that has occurred on the farm. These events are devastating to
communities and impact the livelihoods of those we know and love dearly. The purpose of these webinars is
to empower communities and individuals to prioritize safety on the farm. The webinar series will be January-
March on Thursdays at 11:00am. Each webinar will last one hour.

Register by visiting z.umn.edu/FarmSafetyWebinars

University of Minnesota Extension is excited to be partnering with North Dakota State University Extension to offer a series of farm safety webinars this winter. Each of us has been impacted in some way by an accident, injury, or fatality that has occurred on the farm. These events are devastating to
communities and impact the livelihoods of those we know and love dearly. The purpose of these webinars is
to empower communities and individuals to prioritize safety on the farm. The webinar series will be January-
March on Thursdays at 11:00am. Each webinar will last one hour.

Register by visiting z.umn.edu/FarmSafetyWebinars

Are you ready for lambing or kidding season? Tune into this webinar before it begins. Kyle Rozeboom will focus on prepar...
01/14/2021
Preparing for kidding and lambing season

Are you ready for lambing or kidding season? Tune into this webinar before it begins.

Kyle Rozeboom will focus on preparation for our lambing and kidding season covering the birthing process, dystocia, and how to effectively assist a lamb or goat kid with a healthy start in life.

Dr. Whitney Knauer will discuss ewe/doe and lamb/kid health with preventive measures such as body condition scoring and vaccinations, as well as prevention and treatment of pregnancy toxemia and mastitis.

Register at the link below!
https://extension.umn.edu/event/preparing-kidding-and-lambing-season

Is your Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification expiring? We've added 5 more trainings in February, March and April!
01/14/2021

Is your Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification expiring? We've added 5 more trainings in February, March and April!

Is your Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification expiring? We've added 5 more trainings in February, March and April!

Winters in the Upper Midwest can present a variety of disease challenges for your poultry flock. To help better understa...
01/08/2021

Winters in the Upper Midwest can present a variety of disease challenges for your poultry flock. To help better understand and to prevent respiratory diseases, the University of Minnesota Extension Poultry Team is offering a five-part series on respiratory viruses of chickens.

The series will be held on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. CST, January 12, 2021 thru February 9, 2021. Each workshop will broadcast via Zoom. The presentations will last 20-30 minutes that will be followed by time for Q&A.

WEEK 1- Tues 1/12- Intro to respiratory system - anatomy and physiology
Speaker: Sally Noll, Ph.D., Professor and UMN Extension Poultry Scientist

WEEK 2- Tues 1/19- Avian Influenza & Newcastle Disease
Speaker: Michaela Olson, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 2021)

WEEK 3- Tues 1/26- Infectious Laryngotracheitis & Infectious Bronchitis Virus & Mycoplasma.
Speaker: Eliza Theis, UMN College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health (Class of 2022)

WEEK 4- Tues 2/2- Diagnosis and working with Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Speaker: Eliza Theis, UMN College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health (Class of 2022)

WEEK 5- Tues 2/9- Biosecurity
Speaker: Abby Schuft, Poultry Extension Educator

The webinar series is free to all who are interested. You will need to register separately for each part of the series. To Register, go to z.umn.edu/poultry-respiratory-viruses

Winters in the Upper Midwest can present a variety of disease challenges for your poultry flock. To help better understand and to prevent respiratory diseases, the University of Minnesota Extension Poultry Team is offering a five-part series on respiratory viruses of chickens.

The series will be held on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. CST, January 12, 2021 thru February 9, 2021. Each workshop will broadcast via Zoom. The presentations will last 20-30 minutes that will be followed by time for Q&A.

WEEK 1- Tues 1/12- Intro to respiratory system - anatomy and physiology
Speaker: Sally Noll, Ph.D., Professor and UMN Extension Poultry Scientist

WEEK 2- Tues 1/19- Avian Influenza & Newcastle Disease
Speaker: Michaela Olson, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 2021)

WEEK 3- Tues 1/26- Infectious Laryngotracheitis & Infectious Bronchitis Virus & Mycoplasma.
Speaker: Eliza Theis, UMN College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health (Class of 2022)

WEEK 4- Tues 2/2- Diagnosis and working with Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Speaker: Eliza Theis, UMN College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health (Class of 2022)

WEEK 5- Tues 2/9- Biosecurity
Speaker: Abby Schuft, Poultry Extension Educator

The webinar series is free to all who are interested. You will need to register separately for each part of the series. To Register, go to z.umn.edu/poultry-respiratory-viruses

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Excellent job Tara