Earth Day 2016 | Taking Action

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By: Sam Ziegler | Director of Project ABE

Earth Day 2016…a time to reflect and take action on making our community a better place. As an avid outdoors-man, farmer and dad protecting our natural resources is important to me as I’m sure it is to many of you. In order to protect the environment and meet the growing global demand for food means that farmers must produce more, using fewer resources through innovation and the responsible use of technology. The good news is that Minnesota farmers have been doing just that for decades.  Continue reading “Earth Day 2016 | Taking Action”

FOCUS ON AG

CELEBRATING  NATIONAL  AG  WEEK

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“National Ag Week” is being celebrated March 13-19 all across the United States, as well as in Minnesota, with Tuesday, March 15, being designated as “National Ag Day”. As we celebrate “National Ag Week”, it is a good time to reflect on all the traditions and advancements that help make the U.S. and Minnesota agriculture industry truly remarkable.
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Congress Experiences Christmas Miracle: Passes Major Legislation to End the Year

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington D.C.
U.S. Capitol Building, Washington D.C.

Congress is ending 2015 by passing a flurry of legislation that will have substantial impacts on businesses and individuals alike. Included is the first long-term transportation bill in a decade, a major education reform bill, a tax bill that extends numerous tax breaks, and a spending bill that will fund the government over the next year. Here are key highlights: Continue reading “Congress Experiences Christmas Miracle: Passes Major Legislation to End the Year”

High-Tech Cows

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The Project ABE Steering Committee Visits New Sweden Dairy

Yesterday, the Project ABE Steering Committee headed to rural Nicollet County for it’s quarterly meeting.  Mitch Davis of Davis Family Dairies hosted the group at their flagship location:  New Sweden Dairy.  New Sweden isn’t just a flagship facility for the Davis Family, but for the entire Dairy Industry.  What makes this dairy different from others?  It produces more than just milk, it produces talent. Continue reading “High-Tech Cows”

Boot Covers and Beard Nets – Suiting up with a company who boasts high quality food standards

Grain Millers Inc. Visit
Pictured Left to Right: John Considine, Jim Santori and Sam Ziegler of Greater Mankato Growth

During a heavy down pour Jim, John and I jump out of the truck to dash for the front door of a yellow warehouse looking building back a week and half ago. We only had fifty feet to dash to make it inside, as we wipe the water from our face we were greeted by two staff from Grain Millers Specialty Division here in St. Peter, MN. Once we signed in we spent some time in their conference room getting a briefing on the company which was quite impressive, they have food processing plants in a number of states and a couple in Canada. Continue reading “Boot Covers and Beard Nets – Suiting up with a company who boasts high quality food standards”