Noah Fish, Post-Bulletin

Noah Fish

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Rochester, MN, United States

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HAFA celebrates past work, raising funds to pay for its farm

A Nov. 18 virtual event which included speakers Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, State Representative Samantha Vang, Union Hmong Kitchen Chef Yia Vang and HAFA co-founders Pakou and Janssen Hang, celebrated the association reaching its funding goal to purchase the 155 acres it now farms on. → Read More

Two southeast Minnesota shepherds team up to grow the wool community

Farmers and fiber artists Theresa Bentz and Alejandra Sanchez have formed a business partnership in which they help each other expand their flocks as well as their supply of natural dyes. The two also teach classes to others in the wool community. → Read More

New photo book highlights humanity of Minnesota's 4-H members

R.J. Kern's book The Unchosen Ones captures Minnesota 4-H students side-by-side, taken four years apart from each other. → Read More

Village Agricultural Cooperative helps provide healthy food for southeastern Minnesota immigrant communities

A collaboration that started three years ago between Kim Sin and Amanda Nigon-Crowley has turned into a nonprofit venture that's now serving at least 15 immigrant communities in the city of Rochester. → Read More

Dhore a quick study to the barriers of farmland ownership

After two failed farmland purchase agreements, Naima Dhore recently signed a lease to begin farming land in Alexandria, Minnesota, which she'll transition her small-scale organic operation to in February. → Read More

Rochester nonprofit strives to upend food insecurity

Revolutionary Earth Farm supported 45 food insecure families in 2021, distributing over 9,000 pounds of fresh produce. → Read More

Mayo's vaccine mandate costs farm family nursing income

Amanda Volsen, who helps with her family's farm in Faribault County, was an employee of Mayo Clinic until she was terminated over her decision to remain unvaccinated. → Read More

Dr. Charlie Mayo's side pursuit of agriculture

Charlie Mayo acquired nine farms throughout the years in which he built out the Mayowood property in Rochester where he lived. → Read More

Southeast Minnesota dealer desperate for parts and people as harvest rolls on

St. Joseph Equipment in Eyota, Minn. is facing supply chain problems stemming from the pandemic, as well as problems filling mechanical and parts positions. → Read More

Lance Klessig finds in-person and YouTube audience for his sustainability education

Lance Klessig, a resource specialist for Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District, has built a strong following through his in-person workshops and his YouTube channel. → Read More

Non-white cultures still overlooked in Minnesota's food industry, state ag department official says

BIPOC farmers in the state are in plain sight but still being overlooked, according to the director of the state's emerging farmers movement and an Indigenous producer. → Read More

Drought conditions worsen throughout the region

Minnesota's overall drought conditions worsened from last week, when the state hit the exceptional drought category for the first time since the inception of the modern U.S. Drought Monitor in 1994. → Read More

Minnesota auditor made Farmfest visit to get the scoop on rural, spread the word on loan opportunities

Minnesota State Auditor Julie Blaha and State Sen. Melisa Franzen suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a car crash leaving the Farmfest expo on Wed. Aug. 4. → Read More

The pigs are back in town for young farmers in Houston County, Minnesota

All but a few of the 75 pigs that will arrive next month to Nettle Valley Farm in Spring Grove are already reserved by customers of Dayna Burtness and Nick Nguyen, in their sixth season of raising pastured pork. → Read More

Lake City grocery store earns Minn. Grown award

Fiesta Foods in Lake City, which lies along Lake Pepin, was one of the six Minnesota grocery stores given the Retailer of the Year award by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Grown program in conjunction with the Minnesota Grocers Association. → Read More

Minnesota shepherd wants to take milling into her own hands

Theresa Bentz has started efforts to open her own mini-mill at Get Bentz Farm, which she said will fill a gap in current fiber processing for local shepherds. → Read More

Minnesota looks to bring meat processing capacity up to producer need

In a recent study conducted by the Minnesota Farmers Union and the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, over half of the respondents said that they would raise more livestock if there was more processing available. Of the farmers surveyed, 64% said processing was inadequate in the state even before the pandemic. → Read More

Strengthening the farm to rural grocery pipeline

A survey and toolkit from the University of Minnesota Extension's Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships were designed to help bolster the state's rural grocery stores. → Read More

Subzero temps don't stop vendors, shoppers and music at Rochester Farmers Market

Keeping plants alive with blankets and shoveling snow in May are just a couple things that year-round vendors at the Rochester Farmers Market do to stay operating during a typical Minnesota winter. → Read More

Criminal case against hemp farmer is dismissed

The case was dismissed because one or more witnesses set to testify for the state are no longer available. → Read More