MB Beef Producers select new president

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MB Beef Producers Media Release

Tom Teichroeb has been elected President of the Manitoba Beef Producers by the Manitoba Beef Producers Board of Directors during its meeting on Aug. 28.

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Backsetting - a long lost farming practice

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A unique 6 oxen hitch is shown pulling a plough in a process called backsetting. This tillage practise, from very early farming days in Canada, involved ploughing and re-ploughing sod to prepare the virgin prairie for seeding.

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The Manitoba Agricultural Museum

In a number of accounts of homesteading there is mention of the practice of backsetting which was carried out when breaking sod. Just what backsetting actually involved was unknown to the Interpretation Committee at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum (MAM) until the Committee obtained a book on the history of the Red River Valley.

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Stewardship motivates farm family to restore wetlands

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Valerie and Tom Northam stand beside one of the wetlands at their Rapid City area farm. As part of a conservation agreement with Ducks Unlimited Canada, the couple is restoring eight wetlands and protecting another 20.

By Ian Hitchen

Ducks Unlimited Canada

To say their land is important to Tom and Valerie Northam would be an understatement. To them, they and their land are one.

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How to read a nursery plant tag

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Understanding how to read plant tags is key to making good choices for your garden and needs.

 

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Metro News Service

Shopping for new plants for a home can be an exciting undertaking. Nurseries and garden centers are often home to dozens of types of plant species that come in various colors, leaf variations and sizes. Such variety can make choosing plants more fun, while also making the process of buying plants a bit complicated, especially for novices. Thankfully, plant tags can help consumers make informed decisions.

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Beef Bits - Mar. 14, 2018

By Kinley and Austyn Peters

Club Reporters

Rivers 4-H Beef Club started our year with our first meeting on Sunday, Oct 1. It was decided at that meeting that peewee members can be a full-time member, as long as they have been a peewee previously.

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