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TRIBUNE Area Focus Wednesday, June 2, 2004 Page 7 le $ch1 Carnival / Campers set up at park Friday morning campers were filling up the Plum Creek Campground, the new row of campsites will provide relief from full sites. The camp ground will be heavily used the rest of the season. ster was having her nails painted at the Middle School Carnival y night. girls were having fun pillow fighting at last Thursday. g concerned & responsible and businesses support the les, churches, and their activities. Nursery Complete garden & center In S. 4th Street 629-3485 Tracy 23 Ph. 532-9430 Marshall ome MN 274-5464 Tracy, MN. 629-4510 J Walnut Sanborn, Lucan. Avoca - MAIN 752-7352 Westbrook / Walnut Grove Funeral Home 507-274-6700 Westbrook, MN. 507-859-2161 Walnut Grove, MN Maynard's Food Center 274-5555 Westbrook, MN. Sentinel Tribune Westbrook, MN Phone 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Koblegard Auto 859-2220 Walnut Grove, MN. l. s l.s. l,=m=..s h $==,==, Grove, MN. 507-274-6700 MN Your local long term provider since 1961 149 First Ave. Westbrook, MN 56183 507-274-6155 MDA and U of M offer organic training for ag advisors The MN Dept. of Agriculture (MDA) and local partners are continuing a Kids enjoyed spinning the Wheel of Fortune. Kids looked over the prizes at the Middle School Carnival. Jail was a popular place at the Middle School Carnival. series of 1-day "Organic Short Courses for Ag Professionals" this summer. The courses are open to all Extension educators, agency staff, conservationists, crop consultants, lenders, imple- ment dealers and other agri- cultural advisors. The next session will be hosted by the U of M's SW Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) in Lamberton on Wednesday, June 16. Course topics will include farmer motivations and experiences with organ- ics, regulations and legal requirements, certification processes, production and market trends. Specific areas will include: weed and nutrient management, herd health, and business/mar- keting issues. Participants will have their choice of 3 tours to see organic practices close up at area crop and livestock farms and busi- nesses like Sawvell Seed and Deutchland Meats. Continuing education unit credits are available. "Organic sales have grown by more than 20% annually since the early 1990's, earning premium prices for growers," said Agricultural Specialist Moynihan. "Certified organic acreage in Minnesota has been climbing too. We some- times hear that farmers and their advisors are frustrated Auto & R.V. Relp.air Wheel Alignment G;ass installed We have one of the South- west's most modern body shops, with separate paint- booth - all makes - KLASSE Sales & Service Wesrook, MNL 507- 274-6166 by a lack of opportunities to learn about organic princi- ples and practices. These short courses will fill that gap." The SWROC is national- ly recognized for applied organic research conducted on some of the only certified organic land grant universi- ty acreage in the country. SWROC's Pauline Nickel feels a great deal can be learned in the 1-day session. "We hope that agricul- ture professionals in south- west Minnesota take advan- tage of this training opportu- nity," said Nickel. SWROC will offer a field day on July 20. The short courses are funded by a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Agrieulturds Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Professional Development Program. Enrollment is limited to 50 and pre-registration is required. For more informa- tion or to register, call the SWROC at 507-752-7372 or visit http://swroc.coafes. umn. edu] NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Dear subscriber; please check the due date on your address label of your paper. In order to avoid a lapse in your subscription, please remit your renewal two weeks prior to the expiration date. i ii iiiii 146.39 Acre Farm for Sale (Galvin Farm) ON SEALED BIDS SEALED BIDS (with the privilege of increasing same) will be received at the orifice of Murrayland Agency, Inc., 141 Mill St., P.O. 176, Currie, MN 56123 up to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2004. The bids will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21,2004 at the City of Currie council office at 901 3rd St. The property to be sold is legally described as follows: 146.39 tillable acres in the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) of Section 9 in Murray Township, Murray County, MN. This is a very productive piece of unimproved farm land with a Crop Equivalency Rating of 77.20; with a 75.9 acre corn base. TERMS: 5% of the offer must accompany bid, with the bal- ance payable in approx. 60 days when clear and marketable title will be given; and possession with tillable rights as soon as present tenant's crops are harvested or a final posses- sion date of Dec. 15, 2004. Seller will receive the rent for the 2004 crop. TAXES: Seller will pay the real estate taxes due and payable in 2004. BID OPENING: All bids will be opened at the time and place aforesaid, and each bidder present shall have the right to raise his/her bid at that time. The Galvin Family reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All announcements made sale day supersede this and all other advertisements printed or implied. Inquiries to be directed to Murrayland Agency, Inc. 141 Mill St., P.O. 176, Currie, MN 56123; PH 1-507-763-3599; Toll Free 1-866- 656-4660 .,.6 i i i i i