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New exchange program introduces young adults to corporate agriculture

New exchange program introduces young adults to corporate agriculture

03/29/2019

For years, the International Farm Youth Exchange Association (IFYE) has offered young adults an opportunity to travel and learn about agriculture in a different country.

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Women in Agriculture: Helpful resources for women run ag businesses

Women in Agriculture: Helpful resources for women run ag businesses

03/27/2019

In celebration of International Women's Day (March 8), Minnwest Bank launched our Women in Agriculture series. As we interview various women within the agriculture sector, we'll share their stories on our blog.

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Mortgage insurance: Added cost to homebuying or smart way to get in?

Mortgage insurance: Added cost to homebuying or smart way to get in?

03/25/2019

The homebuying process is exciting, but can also seem fraught with added costs, like a home inspection, title insurance and closing costs. And if you can't afford a full 20 percent down payment on a conventional home loan, then you will most likely pay for private mortgage insurance (MI).

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What's better? Paying down the mortgage or investing in your 401(k)?

What's better? Paying down the mortgage or investing in your 401(k)?

03/20/2019

Homeowners in their 40s and 50s may find themselves with a great problem to have. There's extra room in the budget, and if you're like any smart planner, you're trying to figure out how to best invest those funds into your future.

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MN Millennial Farmer: Who I am as a producer and how I ended up here

MN Millennial Farmer: Who I am as a producer and how I ended up here

03/18/2019

I'm a proud 5th generation family farmer located in West Central MN. A lot of things have changed since my ancestors sailed across the pond in 1876 to stake their claim during the boom of the U.S. Homestead Act, but many things remain the same.

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