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July – Now is the time to…

Continue watering the lawn regularly to keep it looking its best and growing densely so weeds don’t take over. You’ll know it’s time to water when foot prints don’t pop right back up after you walk on it. read more

Wetlands 101: What to Know Before You Work

Minnesota’s landscape includes roughly 10.6 million acres of wetlands. While many people think of wetlands as swampy, marshy areas with standing water and cattails, the reality is wetlands take on many forms. read more

Conservation Client Gateway

Conservation Client Gateway is a USDA public website that allows individual landowners and land users the secure ability to request conservation technical and financial assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). read more

CED Comments

Since June is Dairy Month, the FSA office wanted to take a moment to thank all of our hard working dairy farmers that provide the community, country, and world with a valuable food product. read more

2015 County Committee Nomination & Election Information

Becker County is divided into three local Administravtive Areas (LAA's). Each LAA is represented by one member on the County Committee (COC). The townships in LAA 2 which is up for election follows: read more

ARC, PLC Acreage Maintenance

Producers enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC),or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) must protect all cropland and noncropland acres on the farm from wind and water erosion and noxious weeds. read more

Agricultural Producers in Minnesota Still Have Time to Apply for Direct Farm Ownership Loan Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest loans available through the FSA direct farm ownership program. read more

Becker County Master Gardeners Plant & Pest Clinics

Horticulture question? Ask one of the Becker County Master Gardeners during their Plant & Pest Clinics read more

Checking Food Preservation Equipment

Food preservation season is here. Now is the time to check your equipment. Pressure canners are either a dial gauge or a weighted gauge. Weighted gauges do not require testing but should be kept clean and rust-free. read more

80 Years Helping People Help the Land: A Brief History of NRCS

Eighty years ago, Congress passed the Soil Conservation Act in response to the devastating effects of the Dust Bowl. USDA and farmers are still working together to address the natural resource challenges of today and tomorrow – for generations to come. read more

CED Comments

Spring planting is almost complete and what a change that is from last year. With the weather forcasts predicting rain we are set for a great season. Once you've completed your planting please call to make an appointment to complete your acreage report. read more

Alfalfa Winterkill

Producers who have major losses from winterkill of alfalfa or other grass species should notify our office. We know it has been showing up throughout the state and I would like to get an idea of how widespread the problem is here. read more

Loans for the Socially Disadvantaged

FSA has a number of loan programs available to assist applicants to begin or continue in agriculture production. Loans are available for operating type loans and/or purchase or improve farms or ranches. read more

2015 Becker County Fair

Mark your Calendars - the 2015 Becker County Fair will be held Wednesday, July 29 through Saturday, August 1.

2015 Native Plant Order Form

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2015 Tree Order Form

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2014 Becker County Plat Book Form

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4H Newsletter

The most current 4H newsletter can be found on the following website.http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/becker