Alison Durheim, KEYC News 12

Alison Durheim

KEYC News 12

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Recent articles by Alison:

New grants made available in response to disruptions from COVID-19 on farm to school markets

One of the grants is available to schools and intended to support school districts purchasing products from Minnesota producers. → Read More

SCC receives nearly $500,000 grant for advanced agriculture technology program

South Central College is awarded a new grant to help expand its agriculture program. → Read More

Dairy industry disrupted by COVID-19

Hoffman says that though market reports may not be uplifting, livestock still needs to be tended to. → Read More

Minnesota River Basin study finalized

The report includes action recommendations that are supported by the Minnesota River Basin Interagency study results. → Read More

USDA partners with Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty to provide meals for students in rural areas

Due to school closures, nearly 1,000,000 meals will be delivered to students in rural areas. → Read More

Experiences and memories cut short for college seniors amid coronavirus concerns

For them, experiences and memories are cut short, their favorite campus traditions are now canceled. → Read More

Fairmont Elementary supports local businesses with Support Local fundraiser

A catalog titled "Support Local" was given to all third through sixth graders at Fairmont Elementary filled with items that came from local businesses. → Read More

Lakeview Methodist Health Services takes preventative action amid coronavirus concerns

The senior facility is restricting visitors and limiting traffic flow through the building. → Read More

MPCA revising general operating permits for large feedlots in an effort to benefit water quality

The aim of the revised operating permit is to protect water quality in Minnesota through storage practices and land application of manure to prevent runoff. → Read More

Cargill offering free safety vests for US dairy farms

More than 2,000 dairy farms across the country have claimed their vest in an effort to enforce safety and be seen while large equipment moves around the farm daily. → Read More

Application deadline to grow or process hemp in Minnesota is quickly approaching

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture application is due by March 31. → Read More

Kevin Paap to run for Blue Earth County commissioner

Kevin Paap will run for the District 4 seat, currently held by Will Purvis, who is retiring after 14 years. → Read More

Ag Symposium addresses mental health concerns in rural America

South Central College kicked off the day with Kit Welchlin, a professional speaker that started his early years in rural America and was a member of 4-H and FFA and has been keeping tabs and the stressors rural America is facing and speaks on how to not get stuck in a rut when times get tough. → Read More

Gov. Walz proclaims Feb. 16-22 as Grain Bin Safety Week, addressing increased amount of fatalities in, around confined spaces on the farm

Gov. Tim Walz followed suit shortly after, proclaiming this week as Grain Bin Safety Week in Minnesota, saying farming is one of the most dangerous professions in the country and that he grieves with the families who have lost loved ones in preventable, grain bin deaths and accidents. → Read More

Minnesota Pork Producers Association addresses tough markets and African Swine Fever at annual meeting

Minnesota Pork Producers Association held its annual meeting in Minneapolis last week, discussing less than ideal markets over the past year and preventative steps to take against the continued threat of African Swine Fever. → Read More

Women’s networking event in New Ulm, mingling with a purpose

The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its women’s networking event for the seventh year in February. → Read More

Broadway Teens offers training for area teens interested in performing arts

Broadway Teens is a program made for students in grades 6 through 12 looking for extra training in musical theater. → Read More

USMCA, China and Japan highlight trade talk at Minn. Ag Expo

Trade deals, such as the USMCA trade agreement and China talks, were headlines for most of 2019 as trade talks between the U.S. and China, along with Mexico and Canada, took place throughout the year. → Read More

Agriculture education, FFA return to Mankato

FFA grew across the state with nine new programs popping up in 2019, including Mankato's chapter. → Read More

Blue Earth County to propose a feedlot ordinance update

The county conducted a survey regarding the current feedlot program and regulations and what changes county residents would like to see. → Read More