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Crops, marketing day scheduled

FAIRMONT — Producers and ag-related businesses can prepare themselves for the 2020 growing season with the latest research and information in crop production and marketing from University of Minnesota Extension.

The U of MN Extension Crops and Marketing Day will be held March 10 at the Knights of Columbus in Fairmont. Registration will start at noon and the program will run from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Dave Bau, Extension educator in ag business management, will start the day with “How to Get $4 Corn.” Bruce Potter, integrated pest management specialist at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton, will discuss “Can Crop Pest Scouting be Cost Effective?” Brad Carlson, Extension educator in water resources, will follow with “Nitrogen Management in Today’s Climate.” Liz Stahl, Extension educator in crops, will wrap up the day with “Weed Management – Pigweeds, Principles, Prevention and Planning.”

There is no cost to attend this program thanks to the support from the sponsor, the Martin County Corn and Soybean Growers Association.

Information provided by Lizabeth Stahl, an Extension educator with the University of Minnesota.

Speech team claims first place

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont speech team competed at the Mankato Loyola Crusader Classic on Saturday, with 30 novice and varsity competitors. Fairmont took first place in team sweepstakes.

Fairmont had 20 speakers in novice and varsity finals and, out of the 13 speech events, Fairmont took first place in nine of them.

Varsity results were:

Discussion – Bergen Senf was the champion and Solveig Senf took sixth; drama: Izzy Munsch was the champion and Kara Fischer took fourth; duo, Isabell Geiger and Tabitha Thatcher were the champions; extemp speaking, Weston Loughmiller was the champion and Andrew Haefner took fourth; great speeches, Ameya Komaragiri was the champion; humorous, Annika Wheeler took sixth; informative, Emily Kerekes was the champion; original oratory, Ameya Komaragiri was the champion; poetry, Izzy Munsch was the champion, Faith Heille took second, and Tabitha Willner took sixth; prose, Apoorva Komaragiri was the champion and Kaycie Brookens took second; storytelling, Annika Wheeler took third.

Novice results were: discussion, Season Kotewa took fourth; informative, Sydney Blomster took third; prose, Samantha Thatcher took sixth. Izzy Munsch received the Golden Cardinal Award from the speech captains.

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