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Feedlot meeting, farmer appreciation dinner March 17

This year’s meeting will return to Central Lakes College in Staples.

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TODD COUNTY — After a two-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions, Todd Soil and Water Conservation District brings back its annual Feedlot Meeting and Farmer Appreciation Dinner on March 17.

Rotating locations annually, this year’s meeting will return to Central Lakes College in Staples beginning with its coffee and baked good social at 9:30 a.m. The meeting for livestock and crop farmers is scheduled to run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with a free full-course meal and dessert offered to break the meeting up.

Todd SWCD was able to procure three highly-sought speakers: Man-and-wife farmer team Dawn and Grant Breitkreutz, and Don Reicosky, soil scientist for the North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory in Morris, and soil science adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul.

A cost-share panel will be introduced to share the many ways farmers can access a variety of funding assistance for their farming needs. Nathan Wiese, Otter Tail/Wadena County, will present on irrigation technologies and the new grant to help farmers access those technologies through cost-share in Todd County. CLC is on the tentative agenda to share its latest program on meat cutting/butchery and how these can impact farmers locally. Other smaller feedlot related topics will be interwoven throughout the day.

RSVP for a meal ticket at 320-732-2644.

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— Alexandria Echo Press news staff

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