Farm, Garden & Outdoors calendar published Jan. 14, 2023 - West Central Tribune

Farm, Backyard & Outside calendar printed Jan. 14, 2023 – West Central Tribune

Farm couple retreats: Jan. 27-28, St. Cloud. The Minnesota Dairy Initiative is holding a {couples} retreat to forge stronger partnerships. This retreat is for all farming {couples}, beef, dairy, hog, crop, and so forth. {Couples} will discover artistic communication expertise, character variations, and study assets that may assist them attain their objectives and handle the stresses of farming and household relationships higher. Lodging and meals are included within the free retreat, though a refundable registration deposit is required. Every retreat begins at midday and ends at 1 p.m. the next day. Registration is restricted to the primary 10 {couples} who join. Discover extra info contact Emily Mollenhauer at


or by e mail at

. Extra retreats are Jan. 20-21 in Detroit Lakes and Feb. 10-11 in Mankato.

SowBridge: Jan. 20 is the registration deadline for the space schooling program that begins Feb. 1. The 12-session SowBridge is for individuals concerned in managing or caring for sows and/or their litters, and boars, together with operation house owners, caretakers, technicians, managers and technical service suppliers. On-line registration at


Girls in Ag Community convention: Feb. 7, 8:30 to three p.m., Willmar Convention Middle, $75, early chook by means of Jan. 16, $100 after, college students $25, register at

. Theme is “Constructing resilience in your farm and in your loved ones” with keynote speaker Monica McConkey and three breakout tracks and shutting panel dialogue.

Cow/Calf Days: Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m., Clear Springs Cattle Co., 30819 T-53, Starbuck. The fiftieth yr of the Cow/Calf Days tour and commerce present by College of Minnesota Extension will likely be held at a number of places. Occasion will characteristic info on the cattle market outlook and the place to go from right here, easy issues that add worth, integrating grazing and soil well being, and vitamin and mineral vitamin. It’s for cow/calf producers, allied business representatives, and is open to the general public. Registration is $10 and features a meal, proceedings guide, and program supplies. Extra info out there at

or contact Eric Mousel at




Strategic Farming: Let’s Discuss Crops webinar collection. This free, reside, on-line program will present up-to-date, research-based info to assist optimize your crop administration methods for 2023. Periods will likely be held over Zoom from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 11 by means of March 29. Periods will start with a short presentation by the dialogue leaders for the day, adopted by dialogue framed round farmer/participant questions on the subject. Register at

for your entire program collection. Periods will likely be recorded and posted for viewing later. The following three periods are:

  • Jan. 18: What’s bugging my corn? An outlook on corn rootworm and extra; Anthony Hanson, Extension educator in built-in pest administration, and different IPM specialists.
  • Jan. 25: Local weather elements and nitrogen administration; Dan Kaiser, Extension nutrient administration specialist, and Brad Carlson, Extension educator in water useful resource.
  • Feb. 1: Semi-dwarf corn & soybean cyst nematode breeding efforts; Rex Bernardo, College of Minnesota professor and endowed chair, corn breeding and genetics, and Aaron Lorentz, U of M affiliate professor, soybean breeding and genetics.

Farm switch planning workshop: March 11, 8 a.m. to three p.m., MinnWest Know-how Campus auditorium, Willmar, ages 25 and older, $150 per farm proprietor. Instructors are Samantha Nelson, David Nelson and Mark Santelman. Register at Willmar Group Training at

. Designed for house owners who’re severe about beginning their farm transition and need to embrace their household or successors within the course of. It’ll concentrate on household dynamics by exploring private and workforce strengths, in addition to private resilience constructing and stress administration in the course of the switch course of. Second half will concentrate on case research and logistical questions guided by the knowledge of native specialists and professionals seasoned within the switch of farms. The ultimate half will concentrate on constructing a sensible farm switch motion plan for contributors to make use of as a catalyst for his or her transition efforts. Our facilitation mannequin is centered round your loved ones (or farm proprietor and successor) first. As soon as your legacy is well-articulated, native assets can observe as much as equip and empower you to satisfy your imaginative and prescient.

Maintain studying for extra of this week’s calendar gadgets under the associated content material.

Let’s make planty issues: Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:45 to six:45 p.m., Jefferson Studying Middle, ages 16 and up, teacher Pam Vruwink, $20 per session, register at Willmar Group Training. Take pleasure in do-it-yourself adventures? This hands-on class will make a wide range of enjoyable, plant-related initiatives. Course price contains all required provides. Jan. 19 class is a plant pole for a vining houseplant; Feb. 23 class is a forsythe pot for rooting plant cuttings; March 23 class is a kokedama, which is potting up crops in a ball of moss and displaying them in a dish or suspended within the air, and April 20 is a ceramic planter which can be embellished.

Let’s propagate crops: Thursday, Jan. 23, 5:45 to six:45 p.m., Jefferson Studying Middle, ages 16 and up, teacher Pam Vruwink, $10 per session, register at Willmar Group Training. Seeking to broaden your indoor plant assortment? Create new crops from present crops? This hands-on class will propagate crops (with out seeds) by taking recent cuttings from houseplants and plant cuttings with established root progress. Course price contains plant cuttings, rising medium, and containers. January 23 class is philodendron, April 24 class is syngonium.

Creating your individual pollinator habitat: Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., free, advance registration required, contact Tarah Younger,



. This three-part webinar collection will cowl the best way to create a pollinator-friendly backyard on Jan. 31, a bee garden on Feb. 1 and beginning a pocket prairie on Feb. 2.

Gardening from the bottom up: Feb. 20-24, 1 to 2:30 p.m., free, on-line; College of Minnesota Extension educators current the fourth annual webinar collection. The free digital workshops will concentrate on timber and shrubs within the house panorama. Webinars will cowl subjects starting from tree institution to correct pruning methods, to tree pest administration — all helpful for any curious newbie gardener or yard proprietor. Recordings of the webinars will likely be despatched out on the conclusion of the collection.

‘Prairie Yard and Backyard’: The thirty sixth season of “Prairie Yard and Backyard” begins Jan. 19 on Pioneer PBS. All of the reveals will likely be out there for on-line viewing at

after the unique exhibiting.

  • Jan. 19: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, and repeats 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, and 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23. Host Mary Holm visits with Dan and Jerry’s Greenhouses, one of many largest manufacturing services within the Higher Midwest on “Rising Bedding Vegetation at Dan and Jerry’s.”
  • Jan. 26: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, and repeats 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, and 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. Host Mary Holm presents “SDSU Native Meals Program.” South Dakota State College in Brookings has made native meals a subject of research to assist college students perceive the best way to produce secure, wholesome and sustainable meals for his or her neighborhood.

Hawk Creek Watershed Undertaking: The twenty first annual assembly will likely be from 9 a.m. to midday Friday, Jan. 27, on the Renville Group Middle. Presenters embrace Doug Lovander, one of many unique founders of Pheasants Ceaselessly and a longtime resident of Eagle Lake. He’ll focus on how his lifetime of dwelling on Eagle Lake and the adjustments and observations he has seen motivated him to grow to be a founding member of Pheasants Ceaselessly. Lee Ganske with the Minnesota Air pollution Management Company will speak about Minnesota water high quality tendencies with a concentrate on Hawk Creek and the Minnesota River Basin. Heidi Rauenhorst, Hawk Creek Watershed Undertaking coordinator, will give an annual replace, sharing greatest administration practices initiatives, water high quality monitoring, aquatic invasive species, and different actions the group has completed within the final yr. The complete agenda is out there at

. Lunch will observe the displays for individuals who RSVP by Jan. 20 to




Sibley State Park: A car allow is required to enter the park and is out there on-line. Sibley State Park is west of New London simply off U.S. Freeway 71. For extra info, go to the state Division of Pure Sources web site at

. Cross-country ski and snowmobile path circumstances out there at

  • Luminary hike: Jan. 21, 5 to 7 p.m. Benefit from the night on a self-guided, lantern-lit hike on the Pondview Interpretive path, a 0.7-mile loop with a most 7 % grade for 190 toes. Put on acceptable clothes for the climate. Earlier than or after climbing, drop by the campfire on the amphitheater to socialize and heat up.

Prairie Woods Environmental Studying Middle: Trails on the rural Spicer heart could also be used throughout daylight for gratis. For path circumstances, verify the web site at

. A rest room with composting bogs is open by the pavilion. Pets must be on a leash. Advance registration required for all lessons. All tools leases (fat-tire bikes, cross-country skies, snowshoes and kicksleds) will likely be dealt with on a reservation foundation, made no less than 24 hours upfront. To order tools for the weekend, please name by midday Friday. Two-hour tools rental is $20 for adults, $10 for members and $5 for all youth. Name



Lac qui Parle State Park: A car allow is required to enter the park and is out there on the park by self-registration that night time. Lac qui Parle State park is west of Watson. For extra info, go to the state Division of Pure Sources web site at

. Cross-country ski and snowmobile path circumstances out there at

  • Lake Which Speaks Ice Luminary Hike: Feb. 4, 6:30 to eight p.m. The hike to the historic Works Progress Administration warming shelter is simply wanting a mile on a flat, packed snow path and is appropriate for beginner-level hikers of all ages. The path is lined with ice luminaries utilizing actual candles that illuminate the path. It begins on the park store on the southwest aspect of the lake close to the group camps. Scorching chocolate and s’mores out there on the historic shelter. For extra info, e mail or name 320-734-4450  ext 229.

‘Prairie Sportsman’: The 14th season of “Prairie Sportsman” begins Jan. 22 on Pioneer PBS. All of the reveals will likely be out there for on-line viewing at

after the unique exhibiting.

  • Jan. 22: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, and repeats 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, and seven:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Host Bret Amundson presents “Lac qui Parle Remembrance and Restoration,” Pauly Larson Memorial Fishing Event, revisiting Marsh Lake restoration and mussels within the Pomme de Terre river.
  • Jan. 29: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, and repeats 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, and seven:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Host Bret Amundson presents “Coldwater Trout,” ice fishing for rainbow trout and southeast Minnesota trout hatcheries.  

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