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A big factor in battling hunger in rural communities might just be the people who are already feeding the world. Six food banks serving Minnesota are asking farmers to participate in Feeding America’s Invest an Acre program by pledging revenue from their 2014 crop, with the goal of having 1,000 acres pledged in Minnesota this [...]

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TOPS meetings Mondays, 6:45-7:30 p.m. – Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) of Watertown meets at the Watertown Community Center. Info: Dory at (952) 200-8655 or Debbie at (952) 955-3079. Watertown Senior Club Tuesdays, 1 p.m. – The Watertown Senior Club meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Watertown City Hall. All 55+ welcome. Info: (952) 955-2697. [...]

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UFC Farm Supply, a division of retail stores owned and operated by United Farmers Cooperative (UFC), is excited to celebrate their recent merge with UFC and their new brand by hosting a Grand Re-Opening event from April 2-5. UFC Farm Supply, previously known as Waconia Farm Supply (WFS), merged with UFC on Sept. 1, 2013. [...]

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TOPS meetings Mondays, 6:45-7:30 p.m. – Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) of Watertown meets at the Watertown Community Center. Info: Dory at (952) 200-8655 or Debbie at (952) 955-3079. Watertown Senior Club Tuesdays, 1 p.m. – The Watertown Senior Club meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Watertown City Hall. All 55+ welcome. Info: (952) 955-2697. [...]

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The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum now has a West Coast research station — in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, to be exact. The University of Minnesota is the owner of the Oregon Woody Plant Research Station, 24 acres of test gardens for northern hardy woody plant research. The research station was transferred to the [...]

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“Garden Ecology: Rethink, Reuse, Restore” is the theme for this year’s 16th annual Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener Horticulture Education Day, which will be held at the Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. Featured speakers include Emily Tepe, University of Minnesota Horticulturist, author of [...]

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