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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Page 10 ana emen Program stresses information and ships with external partners, own farming operation Tuesday, February 21 at the Worthington strategies for making better man- In "Taking Charge of Your Finances:With the current volatility in the ag Regional Extension Office in Worthington, agement and financing decisions How to Survive and Thrive," participants economy, producers are feeling financial MN, and Wednesday, February 22 at for the farm gain a greater understanding of balance pinched and unsure of how to manage their Southwest Research and Outreach Center The Southwest Minnesota Farm Business sheets, income statements, and cash flows, finances and assess how the financial future near Lamberton, MN. Registration costs Management Association has joined with They will also be better equipped to utilize of their operation may play out. According $20 if registered prior to February 15 and the University of Minnesota Extension to their farm financial records and will have a to the 2015 FINBIN Report on Minnesota $30 after the 15th and at the door. To pre- present "Taking Charge of Your Finances: greater understanding of the financial tools Farm Finances, published in April 2016, register for the workshop, contact Gretchen How to Survive and Thrive." This full-day that will assist them with making better over 40% of Minnesota farms lost money Thillen, or 507-752- workshop is filled with an interactive case financial management and financing deci- in 2015. And there has been an 86% drop in 5094. This workshop is sponsored by the study that provides information and strate- sions. As part of the workshop, participants Median Net Farm Income for Minnesota Southwest Minnesota Farm Business gies to help farm families be better pre- will act as a loan review committee to ana- producers for the 4 years from 2012 to Management Association in cooperation pared to make internal farm management lyze the credit worthiness of a case study 2015. with University of Minnesota Extension. decisions and also build stronger relation- farm. As a result they will be better "Taking Charge of Your Finances: How For. more information, visit swroc.cfans. equipped to manage the finances of their to Survive and Thrive" is scheduled for Announcing Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshops By Lizabeth Stahl, Ext or sites you own, rent or 124: 12:30- 4:00pm *In case of inclement entire workshop to meet Ed in Crops lease for the production of Feb 14, Marshall, Ramada: weather, please check these recertification requirements. If you need to renew your agriculture commodities and 12:30 - 4:00 pm sources for any weather- For those who are unable Private Pesticide Applicator Plan to use Restricted Use Feb 17, Fairmont, Knights related updates, to attend a workshop or certification, you can do so Pesticides and of Columbus: 12:30 - 4:00 Registration for the recerti- would rather retest for recer- by attending one of the Reside in the state of pm fication workshops will be tification, two other options upcoming recertification Minnesota and Feb 21, Jackson, American taken at the door and no pre- exist. You may either cam- workshops sponsored by Your certification expires Legion: 12:30 - 4:00 pmregistration is required, plete the test as a home study University ofMN Extension. in2017 Feb 27, Worthington, Anyone attending a work- course (books and tests avail- These workshops offer a Recertification workshops Worthington Regionalshop for recertification must able at most County great opportunity to review scheduled for Southwestern Extension Office Classroom: bring a government-issued Extension Offices) or you regulations and safety issues Minnesota include: 9:00 - 12:30 pm photo ID, such as a driver's may complete the test on-line related to pesticide applica- Feb 9, Sleepy Eye, For a complete listing of license or passport. Bringing at tion, as well as provide you Community Center: 12:30 - workshops offered through- your Private Pesticide The cost to recertify, either with the latest University 4:00 pm out the state, check the U of Applicator Certification Card by attending a recertification research in integrated pest Feb 10, Montevideo, MN Pesticide Safety andwill assist in the registration workshop or retesting, is$75. management. American Legion:12:30 -Environmental Educationprocess as well. A farmer who is not currently You need to renew your 4:00 pm website Attending a recertification certified (i.e. becoming certi- private pesticide applicator Feb 13, Albert Lea, ppatprogram or call the Farm workshop renews your certi- fled for the first time or their certification in 2017 if you: Riverland Community Information Line at 1-800- fication for 3 years. Please certification expired in 2016 Apply pesticides to land College-Lecture Hall 232-9077 note you must attend the or earlier) is required to first take the test to become certi- fied. Workshop topics will include: Pesticide Laws and Regulations Personal Protective Equipment Applicator Health Effects Application Equipment and Tank Cieanout Current Crop and Pest Issues, and Integrated Pest Management Please contact Liz Stahl, Extension Educator in Crops (507-372-3900 ext. 3912, or if you have any questions or need further information about these workshops. Business and Directory A m *Weddings *Furerals*Flowers & Balloons for every occasion *Crafts of all kinds Plxme 507-274-6600 Mary L. Oslar~l, Wesdxook, MN 4 miles W. of Westbrook on Hwy. 30,1 1/2 miles S. H & 5 212350 filing 222 10th St R0. Box 245 Windom, Cindy M. Jensen Certified Public Accountant 187575 Phone: (507)831-0227 Fax number: (507)831-5740 email: =,..= '[ LOCKWOOD MOTORS, INCi 1310 E. COLLEGE DR, ! MARSHALL. 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