Past Feature Pics

Vacation Picture Winner

Coral Logan of Winona was the winner of the Show Us Your Vacation Photo contest and stopped in to pick up her prizes this week :)

Big Buck Contest

We got this submission in our Big Buck contest! 

Chris Warren - "I arrowed this beautiful full velvet buck on September 15 that green scored 240. Deer was shot in Winona county. Truly once in a life time buck."

Submit your entry at #onlyinmn

Walz-Farm Award

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is proud to award Congressman Tim Walz the 2014 “Friend of Farm Bureau” award. This is the second time he has received the award.
The “Friend of Farm Bureau” award is given to individuals who have supported Farm Bureau issues, as demonstrated by their voting records. The voting records were based on issues selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors. Members of the Minnesota delegation who received the 2014 “Friend of Farm Bureau” award are Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Tim Walz, John Kline, Erik Paulsen and Collin Peterson.

Big Head Carp

Please join us for a free science program presented by Dr. Emy Monroe of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Whitney Genetics Laboratory on Sat. November 1st from 10:30am – 11:30am at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center. Dr. Monroe’s presentation is titled, “Using a Tiny Genetic Signal to Prevent a Huge Problem in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Ecosystems. eDNA and the Search for Bighead and Silver Carp.”  Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a surveillance tool used to monitor for the genetic presence of an aquatic species. Currently, eDNA is used to monitor for the genetic presence of Bighead carp and Silver carp, two species of Asian carp. By sampling waters that could potentially be invaded by these species, the detection of their DNA can indicate the potential presence of the fish itself.

For more information, contact the La Crosse District Office at (608) 779-2399 or visit the facility, located at N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI. Visitor center hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Creation Station

Miller Ingenuity of Winona, officially opened its Creation Station in its factory to the public Wednesday.  The state-of-the-art 1,200 square foot. collaborative space, which formerly housed manufacturing, is now an incubator for innovation where all members of the company are invited use it to service customers and the community. Creation Station offers a flexible workspace designed for both large and more intimate presentations, trainings and meetings. Creation Station will also be made available during off-business-hours for regional organizations and companies looking for a high-tech "think tank" space.

Photo Caption: (L-R) Representative Steve Drazkowski, Senator Matt Schmitt, Miller Ingenuity President & CEO Steve Blue, Representative Gene Pelowski, U.S. Congressman Timothy Walz were on hand for the opening of Miller Ingenuity's Creation Station