The Hometown BioEnergy plant. Photo courtesy of Hometown BioEnergy

In our February 2015 issue, we highlighted the Hometown BioEnergy plant in Le Sueur, Minnesota. The award-winning facility converts agricultural and food-processing waste into electricity for the local distribution system. Read More

A real crush: Peter Hemstad demonstrates the use of a grape crusher at the University of Minnesota’s research facility in Excelsior 

When the New York Times released its “United States of Thanksgiving” piece last November, many Minnesotans were outraged over their entry: a grape salad recipe. The Twitter hashtag #grapegate summed up the indignation of the wild-rice-hotdish state at being represented with — of all things — grapes. Read More
Looking to get more precise about precision agriculture? On Jan. 19-20, the 4th Precision Agriculture Action Summit in Jamestown, North Dakota, focuses on not only the technological aspects of precision agriculture, but also on the methodology behind it. Session topics include production ag robots, crop data management, and managing imagery from unmanned aircraft systems. Read More