Mikkel Pates / Agweek
ELBOW LAKE, Minn. -- The defunct Ashby (Minn.) Farmers Elevator has formally asked a court for permission to enter the property of its former general manager, Jerry Hennessey, to start inventorying taxidermy and other property in the wake of a multi-million-dollar embezzlement accusation that toppled the company, Hennessey’s wife, Rebecca “Becky” Hennessey, already has agreed to allow the co-op access to inventory property. He said that may happen as early as Nov. 12.
ASHBY, Minn. — A west-central grain elevator is going belly up, alleging that its general manager spent more than $2 million of its funds for hunting safaris, taxidermy and other expenditures.
BALTIC, S.D. — A whopping 10,000 people are likely to attend the annual Ag PhD Field Day, at the Hefty family's farm 10 miles north of Sioux Falls. The event is staged Thursday, July 26, on a farm at 47669 252nd St., Baltic, S.D. The tour includes 30 acres of demonstration plots and is the largest one-day farm field day in the Dakotas and Minnesota. The event typically draws visitors from 40 states and as many as 15 countries.
Tonight I found “Banquet in a Field” to be a stunning an unusual showcase for today’s commercial farmers to reach out to urban friends who might never get into a farm field.