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TRIBUNE Ptrea Focus Wednesday, June 23,2004 Page 7 i work -- Street worker Alan Wahl was busy a site in the city park. New swings will by the end of the week but they will not to use until later. Checkoff committees June 24 producers with an in Pork Checkoff are invited to MN Pork Board&apos;s tee meetings 24 at the Country+ Suites, Mankato. Checkoff commit- at 9:30 a.m. the meetings, corn- members determine invest Minnesota's fthe mandato" Pork into research, pro- and educational for the various are: nb a +ga-flor z Bet+tin of Truman Koll of Belle Producer Services, of Nicollet and Icker of Fairmont; o d u c t i o n aology/Research, Bakke of Princeton Schoenfelder of and Promotions, of Preston Schoenfeld of producers who to join a commit- tee should call the Minnesota Pork Board office at 507-345-8814. Murray County 4-H calendar June 23-25 - "Fun on the 4-H Frontier" camp for 5th, 6th & 7th graders, Lake Shetek June 28 - 4-H Exchange Families meeting, 6:15 p.m., Courts Building, Slayton June 28 - 4-H Federation meeting, 7:30 p.m., Courts Building, Slayton July 2 - 4-H Picnic Day softball tournament regis- tration deadline July. 5- Independence Day observed - office closed CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR YOU following concerned & responsible and businesses support the churches, and their activities. Nursery garden & S.W. Minnesota" S. 4th Street - 629-3485 Tracy 23 Ph. 532-9430 Marshall iome MN 274-5464 Tracy, MN. 629-4510 Walnut ( + Clements Sanborn tOrden, Revere. Lucan, Westbrook Avoca - MAIN OFFICE 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. &gency 507-859-2154 MN. 507 -274-6700 estbrook, MN In <-t.t"s i.,.m r.,,n-so Is Pm,,mmmt. Your local long term provider since 1961 149 First Ave. Westbrook, MN 56183 507-274-6155 ]1 I ELEVENTH I r ''''---T'-R: Please do not park on parade route after City of Westbrook 2:00 p.m. [ 2004 Fun Days I-7 J  222:2 [ Parade Route Jl NI i [:Z L___J L__ L NINTH   STREET' , Jr NINTH , IIII Ill! ll ill J[ 1.. ,, IIII I!1111 "][ II '11'-1111 ill SEVENTH I I ;TREET 1 STREET II l<.I II II ,ll I<+I II I<00I, I.00l I! lil II lit Itlll i] START STREET STREET STREET '1 ! w Landowners can profit from sale of wetland acres The abundant rains of late and emergence of "lake property" has many area landowners frustrated. For some people it may be a good time to look at turning that water hole into profit. Wetland Banking is a way to replace wetlands drained or filled for agricul- tural or urban development. Minnesota's Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) pro- vides fora state mitigation bank program administered by the Board of Soil and Water Resources in coordi- nation with local govern- mental units. Wetland banking allows one party wishing to alter a wetland to purchase wetland credits from another party who has already restored or created a wetland and "deposited" those wetland credits in the Minnesota Wetland Bank. Wetland acres are at a premium in recent years. There have been an increas- ing number of inquiries in Redwood County to purchase wetland credits to mitigate nuisance wetlands this past year. One Redwood County farmer recently went through the mitigation process and paid $7,840.80 to obtain .9 acre of Type 4 wetland credits. The nearest wetland acres of the type needed were in Douglas County nearly 100 miles away. Another landowner r< : + : :++ ++++++/: ++ +++,;+ .... :::::+! + !:] Landowners, do you have one of these on your property? Nuisance wet areas in a field can be turned into profit as restored or created wetlands, the credits from which can be sold through the Minnesota Wetland Bank. Submitted Photo purchased .5 acre of Type 3 wetland credits and .4 acre of Type 2 credits for the same dollar figure, $7,840.80. These available wetland credits were found in Stearns County. The second most exten- sively-drained county in Minnesota, Redwood County has lost a large number of wetlands to agricultural development. The recent, continual rains have pro- duced numerous areas where these wetlands, drained prior to the Swampbuster Provision of 1985, have resurfaced. Redwood County once had an estimated 170,000 of wet- land acres. Current figures estimate 10,400 acres remain. Landowners with large wet acres in a corner of a field are encouraged to con- sider restoring or creating wetland acres. All costs to restore wetlands for the banking program are paid by the landowner. Once the wetland is restored and cred- its are banked the landown- er is able to sell the wetland credits to recoup project costs and earn a profit. The sale of wetland credits is on paper only. Landowners retain ownership of the land. To learn more, contact Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District at 507-637-2427, Ext. 3, or stop ty the office located in the Ag Service Center in Redwood Falls. Two-day breeding and gestation management course For additional informa- tion on the Pork Checkoff Swine Training Program, contact Trudy Wastweet, MN Pork Board Director of Education at (507)345-8814 or email trudy@hickory- Minnesota pork produc- ers can update and improve their swine management skills during a two-day Breeding and Gestation Management course. Course curriculum will be mating systems, successful breeding practices, successful preg- nancy management, prepar- ing for parturition, and applying what has been learned in a hands-on set- ting. Instructors will be expe- rienced U of M swine educa- tors who keep the course con- tent engaging, lively and rel- evant to participant skill lev- els. The Breeding and Gestational Management swine course will take place Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30. The classes run from noon to 9 p.m. on July 29, and 8 a.m. to noon on July 30. Classroom ses- sions are in the Waseca- based U of M Southern Research and Outreach Center Administration Building with the hands-on segment in the SROC research barns. Registration for the two-day program is limited to 20. The Breeding and Gestation Management courses are part of the Swine Training Program series offered by the Pork Checkoff, MN Pork Board, MN Extension Service, and U of M Swine Center. Other courses in the series are nursery management, far- rowing and weaning man- agement, and grower-finish er management. The registration fee includes materials, lunches, breaks, instructors' fees, and biosecurity clothing to wear when visiting the swine facil- ities. Registration deadline is July 16. Overnight lodg- ing is the student's responsi- bility. Interested individuals can call the MN Pork Board office at 1-800-537-7675 to reserve a seat in the class or to request a registration form and brochure. Swine operation owners and facility employed are encouraged to attend. tto_rlf, ri 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. In Next Week's American Profile... Ame'sf sanduh It's the undisputed king of American sandwiches and no less titan three cities across the country claim to be its origin',d home. One thing is for sure. The hamburger is as American as apple pie. In Addition... The Farma]l Pnm.+n (c(mut pie