Organic

Video: Organic Soybeans: Managing the Challenge with Three Different Production Methods

Organic Soybean prices are very high, but growing organic soybeans can be very challenging. This farmer panel presents different on-farm approaches to managing weeds in organic farming systems. Farmers Eric Madsen (Audubon, IA), Jon Jovaag (Austin, MN), and Craig Anderson (Dassel, MN) discuss three different production methods for organic soybeans. This presentation was part of […]

January 18, 2022 | Categories: , , , Read More >>

Video: Fertility Management in Organic Crop Rotations

James Schroepfer, staff agronomist for Crop Fertility Services, discusses fertility management in organic crop rotations. James touches on soil testing, crop rotations, cover crops and nutrient cycling, manure use, and nitrogen status impact on weed management. This presentation was part of our annual Albert Lea Seed Organic Seed & Systems day, Dec. 3, 2021. __ […]

December 21, 2021 | Categories: , , , Read More >>

Farm Business Management Tuition Cost-Share Now Available to Transitioning and Certified Organic Midwest Farmers and Ranchers

by University of Minnesota Contact: Joleen Hadrich College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences jhadrich@umn.edu, 612.626.5620 Dec 1, 2021. St. Paul, MN. — The University of Minnesota, in coordination with the Farm Business Management (FBM) program, has additional scholarship money available for transitioning and certified organic farmers and ranchers through the Organic Farm Financial […]

December 6, 2021 | Categories: , Read More >>

Nine Things That Can Go Wrong with Cover Crops: Prevention and Management

By Matt Leavitt, Organic Lead and Agronomist, and Margaret Smith, PhD, Agronomist Research and practical on-farm experience demonstrate that cover crops work for nearly all farm systems. They improve soil health, soil productivity, water quality, and long-term environmental health; however, any new management practice brings learning opportunities and unintended consequences – and cover crops are […]

June 2, 2020 | Categories: , Read More >>

Viking Corn & Soybeans – 2021 Update

by Mac Ehrhardt, President | Co-Owner Jake Hansen, Product Manager/Agronomist Note: Inventory is changing daily. Call now for latest inventory levels and to find the right seed for your ground: (800) 352-5247 One of the sure signs of Spring at the Seed House is phones ringing off the hook. Customers from across the country are […]

March 9, 2021 | Categories: , , Read More >>

Virtual Conference Videos Now Available: Forage Day & Small Grains Day

Albert Lea Seed hosted two 2021 Virtual Conference Days: Forages Day and Small Grains Day. The videos of each of those sessions is now available on the Albert Lea Seed Youtube channel, or you can simply view them in this post. Happy learning! Forages Day Optimizing Animal Use of Summer Annuals Presented by Mary Drewnowski, […]

Albert Lea Seed Hosting Two February Virtual Conference Events

After our first two virtual conference sessions back in December, we’re gearing up for two new, free virtual conference sessions for farmers. Farm Forages Virtual Conference – February 3, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm (Please pre-register at: bit.ly/34BVeRg) Small Grains Virtual Conference – February 4, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm (Please pre-register at: […]