Farm, Garden & Open air calendar printed April 9, 2022 – West Central Tribune


Pesticide applicator testing: April 8, 8:30 a.m. to midday, Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District workplace in Olivia. Review the Minnesota Department of Agriculture web site for testing necessities or name Ethan Dahl at


, ext. 101 or electronic mail him at


with any questions. The web site is


Respirator match check and employee safety requirements: April 20, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Willmar Conference Center. Session 1 is respirator match testing, which trains you to conduct respirator fit-testing providers to pesticide applicators or employees in agricultural or different pesticide-related jobs. All members will obtain a completion certificates, sources and respirator match check information. Class dimension is proscribed. Free respirator fit-testing kits ($199 worth) will probably be given to the primary 50 organizations that register. Session 2 on the Worker Protection Standard is for anybody who works in agriculture or is in any other case eager about the usual. Session 1 is $75, session 2 is $30, each classes are $100 and embody lunch. Advance registration is required at

4-H Project Judges Clinic: April 23, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School in Tyler. University of Minnesota Extension clinic for these eager about judging 4-H tasks at county festivals, whether or not new and skilled judges. Projects are judged conference-style — a decide talks with 4-H members one-on-one about their mission and what they’ve realized. To be a decide, it is advisable to know the way to consider the training {that a} 4-H’er has finished. Registration deadline is April 14. Call your native Extension workplace to enroll, or register on-line at


Summer Beef Tour: July 12, 6 a.m. to three:30 p.m., University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team and Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association will host the tour on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus with stops on the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Forage Research plots. The tour begins and ends on the Minnesota Zoo the place attendees can have unique entry to your entire zoo from 4 to eight p.m. Check-in opens at 6 a.m. on the zoo and the buses will go away at 7 a.m. Tickets are $25 per individual till June 15 at

. After June 15, tickets are $30 on-line or on the door. Lunch and supper are included. Inquiries could also be directed to Dr. Joe Armstrong at


High Avenue backyard plots: Summer plots can be found on the High Avenue Gardens, south of the Willmar Community Center. Plots are 10 toes by 15 toes and are $20 every. To reserve a plot, name



Willmar Avenue backyard plots: Summer plots can be found on the Willmar Avenue Gardens, north of the bus garages. Plots are 11 toes by 16 toes and are $20 every. To reserve a plot, name Mary at



Prairie Yard and Garden: The thirty fifth season of “Prairie Yard and Garden” is now on Pioneer PBS. All the exhibits can be found for on-line viewing at

after the unique displaying.

  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and repeats 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, and 1 p.m. Monday, April 18. Host Mary Holm visits with Zachary Paige who has taken saving flower and vegetable seeds to an entire new degree. He and different growers have developed a seed rising, harvesting and promoting operation in Vergas.
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, and repeats 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, and 1 p.m. Monday, April 25. One of probably the most stunning spots in Duluth is Leif Erikson Park. Join the crew as they go to the park and be taught in regards to the 2,500 gorgeous roses and different crops on show.

Sibley State Park: A car allow is required to enter the park and is offered on-line. Sibley State Park is west of New London simply off U.S. Highway 71. For extra info, go to the state Department of Natural Resources web site at


Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center: Trails on the rural Spicer heart could also be used throughout daylight for free of charge. A toilet with composting bathrooms is open by the pavilion. Pets ought to be on a leash. All gear leases (fat-tire bikes, kayaks, canoes) will probably be dealt with on a reservation foundation, made at the very least 24 hours prematurely. To reserve gear for the weekend, please name by midday Friday. Two-hour gear rental is $20 for adults, $10 for members and $5 for all youth. Call



  • Earth Day: April 23, 1 to 4:30 p.m. The theme is “Invest in our planet,” with occasions held on the farm website and pavilion. Puppet theater presentation of “The Lorax” at 2 p.m., scavenger hunt, info tables, photograph exhibit “Art of Erosion” by John G. White, recycled out of doors gear sale for which donations are welcome, fats tire bikes, kayaks and canoes accessible free of charge use and extra.

Prairie Sportsman: The thirteenth season of “Prairie Sportsman” is now on Pioneer PBS. All the exhibits can be found for on-line viewing at

after the unique displaying.

  • 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, and repeats at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, and seven:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Join host Bret Amundson for “Poor Man’s Lobster” as he’s angling for burbot or eelpout, a freshwater cod identified for its elongated physique and lobster-like taste, and Ken Schmitz work on outdated instruments and wooden.
  • 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, and repeats at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, and seven:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Join host Bret Amundson for “Brookies and Turtles” fly fishing spring-fed streams and defending native brook trout and wooden turtles in southeast Minnesota.

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