I’m back to work at EARS

Well, Monday was my official first day back at the Emo Agricultural Research Station (EARS) though I am out of town most of the week so you won’t likely catch me there until next week.
Still, seed already has been coming in–which is likely the earliest I have ever seen that. There remains a fair bit of snow around and with a bit cooler temperatures for the week ahead, that might not change too much over the days ahead.
The slow melt is much more beneficial to our land, though, so we should not complain. Spring and summer will arrive!
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I’m still waiting for the last of my calves to arrive! It looks like my mom will have to take over as the main farmhand this week while I’m away.
I’m hoping that things go well for her and they don’t cause her too much stress.
The heifer that lost her calf was having some scar tissue issues. But when I went to check things out on Monday, she whipped around and the piece of tissue fell off so that is all under control!
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If you’re looking for a great night out this Friday (March 23), head over to La Place Rendez-Vous, which is hosting a “Winter Farm to Fork” event from 5-7 p.m. featuring a meal grown by local producers.
Seating is limited so you must call 274-9811 to book your sitting.
It should be an exciting night!
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Kingsford Veterinary Services is hosting a “Getting Back to the Basics” information night for all producers on Tuesday, March 27 at the Morley municipal office.
Come and discuss the new antibiotic regulations and cow/calf herd health!
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If you haven’t heard yet, our “Catch the Ace” progressive jackpot will be roughly $15, 000 this week.
Linda Gray was the lucky winter last Friday, taking home more than $800 as her share of the weekly split (the envelope she had chosen did not contain the ace of spades).
Linda also was in attendance so that was fun!
This is our 23rd week and our next draw is on March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Emo Legion!
We are hoping we can get over $20,000 before someone finds the ace-it just makes for a more exciting night!
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The Rainy River Valley Ag Society is hosting a fundraising gala on Saturday, April 14 at the Emo Arena, with the theme being “Gold Rush Gala.”
The group is planning to re-do a bunch of its old buildings at the fairgrounds, including the washrooms there.
They also are looking for volunteers to pull off this event. So if you have time and would be willing to help out, give Joe Bodnar a call at 276-8637.
Be sure to mark this event on your calendar and plan to attend. It sounds like it is going to be a great night!
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The Rainy River Feeder and Breeder Finance are hosting is annual meetings on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapple Hall.
Be sure to attend as this program is very beneficial to our district!