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Margaret Ferring 90th birthday card shower

Margaret Ferring
Margaret Ferring

Margaret  Ferring of Lansing will be celebrating her 90th birthday June 17.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well-wishes may be sent to her at 1329 Main Street, Apt. 335, Lansing, IA 52151.

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Jun

Tony and Terry Link 60th wedding anniversary

Tony and Terry Link
Tony and Terry Link

Tony and Terry Link of Waukon will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary June 14. Tony Link and Theresa Kelleher exchanged vows June 14, 1958 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing.

Their children include Bob Link (deceased), Lori (Larry) Soukup of Ridgeway, Margaret Schobert (deceased) and Paul (Betty) Link of Waukon. The couple also has seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The couple will celebrate Sunday, June 17 at the 10 a.m. mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, followed by a family dinner. They request no gifts, but cards may be mailed to 304 North Court, Waukon, IA 52172.
 

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John and Ruth Hartley 60th wedding anniversary

Ruth and John Hartley
Ruth and John Hartley

John and Ruth (Anderson) Hartley of Postville will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary June 22.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to P.O. Box 546, Postville, IA 52162.
 

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13
Jun

WHS Class of 1961 to meet

The Waukon High School Class of 1961 will meet Friday, June 22 at 11:30 a.m. at Gus & Tony’s in Waukon. Note this is the fourth Friday of the month. All classmates are invited.

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13
Jun

Birth announcement: Kiesau


Isabella Kiesau

John Kiesau and Chantel Andreini of Appleton, WI announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Joy Kiesau, born September 23, 2017.

Grandparents are Aaron and Holly Kiesau of Appleton, WI. Great-grandparents are Ron and Sue Kiesau of Waukon.
 

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13
Jun

Birth announcement: Horton

Aspen Horton
Aspen Horton

Sara and Justin Horton of Louisville, KY announce the birth of their daughter, Aspen May Horton, born May 19, 2018.

Grandparents are Scott and Nancy Kiesau of Carlsbad, NM. Great-grandparents are Ron and Sue Kiesau of Waukon.

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13
Jun

What's Up at the FSA Office?

by Jeremy Leitz, Allamakee County Executive Director (563) 568-2148

Upcoming Deadlines and Important Dates
• May 15 - August 2: Primary Nesting Season. No MCM Activities on CRP Acres
• June 15: Final Planting Date for Soybeans
• July 15: 2018 Crop Reports
• August 1: ARC/PLC Sign-up

CRP Sign-up
USDA announced a CRP signup beginning June 4 and running through August 17.  This sign-up will be for limited practices only to ensure the most sensitive land is protected, while staying under the 24-million-acre cap.

The limited practices include:

• Filter strips
• Riparian buffers
• Grass waterways

All eligible practices are on the USDA website.
Sign-up incentive payments, practice incentive payments, and 10 or 20% per acre rental rate incentives are not authorized for this signup.

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13
Jun

Wide variety of cover crop mixes available to meet certain goals

by Sara Berges,
Allamakee Soil and Water Conservation District

If you plan to plant cover crops after small grain or silage harvest, you have many options available for what to plant rather than just cereal rye. The longer growing season and warmer temperatures allow for a wide variety of species that provide many different benefits. The first step is to determine what goals you have for your cover crop. Many companies sell mixes that are designed to meet specific goals, but you can also create your own mix. 

For each cover crop goal below, several species options are listed. Species that are likely to winter kill are marked with (WK). If we have a mild winter, there is a chance some non-winter hardy species may survive and need to be chemically or mechanically terminated in the spring.

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13
Jun

June 21 field day will explore unique vegetable farm business set-up, financials of starting a farm

When Hannah Breckbill and Emily Fagan started farming together at Humble Hands Harvest in 2017, they took an unconventional approach: They structured their business to function like a cooperative.

“We think this approach needs to be replicated in order to bring more farmers onto the land,” Hannah says.

Humble Hands Harvest is a 2-acre organic vegetable farm that sells to local restaurants, at farmers markets and through a CSA. Hannah has been farming since 2009 and started Humble Hands Harvest in 2013. After a flood during harvest in 2016 destroyed half of the original land she was farming, she decided to relocate. In 2017, she bought an old hay field and teamed up with Emily to build a diversified farm from scratch. In addition to vegetables, they are developing a perennial polyculture system, integrating nut and fruit crops, and incorporating livestock.

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13
Jun

Dairy experts to present on range of topics at Iowa-Wisconsin Silage Conference June 21

Dairy experts from across the Midwest will present at the Iowa-Wisconsin Silage Conference on June 21 in Dubuque. Experts from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, as well as from the University of Wisconsin, University of Nebraska and industry will provide information on a wide range of topics dealing with growing and using silage.

Registration and check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 21. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and adjourns at 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel and Conference Center (3100 Dodge Street, Dubuque).

The following topics will be discussed during the conference:

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