Brad Heins, Extension organic dairy specialist, and his team that included graduate student Kirsten Sharpe, installed a solar powered system at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris to provide shade for their herd and energy for the milking parlor.
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An Extension SNAP-Ed educator taught nutrition to students at Butterfield-Odin School when they were in third and fourth grade. During fifth-grade, they learned about gardening and were able to make recipes with produce from a Tower Garden purchased with funds from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership.
Questions about whether a farm is covered by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule regulation can seem complicated, and explaining it succinctly can be difficult. The new seven-minute video from University of Minnesota Extension, "FSMA Produce Safety Rule: How does it apply to my farm?" walks viewers through it.