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Thursday, July 15, 2010 Tri-County News * Kimball, MN Page 19 Highway 15 :Corridor Study open meeting July 15 Public open-house meetings planned Interested individuals are invited to attend public open- house meetings in July to obtain information on the Highway 15 Corridor Study between 1-90 and 1-94. The primary objective of the study is to review safety, mobility, and access issues along the High- way 15 Corridor. Mn/DOT and Bonestroo con- sultant staff will be available to answer questions about the study and take comments regarding the Highway 15 Corridor. There will be short presentations at 6:30 p.m. The meeting at Kimball will be at Kimball City Hall, 1 North Main Street, from 6-8 p.m. Thursda?fi July 15. Meetings will also take place at New [Jim Tuesday, July 13, Hutchinson Wednesday, July 28, and Fairmont Thursday, July 29. UofM researchers 'launch 'Parenting 2.0' project University of Minnesota researchers have launched a new online research project to help County committee nomination deadline nears Farmers, ranchers and other Individuals may nominate agricultural producers may begin themselves or others as candi- nominating eligible candidates to dates. Additionally, organiza- serve onlocal Farm ServiceAgency tions representing minorities and county committees, announced women may nominate candidates. Phyllis Framstad, County Execu- All nominees must sign nom- tire Director, of the USDA's Farm ination form FSA-669A, which Service Agency (FSA). includes a statement that the "County committees play a nominee agrees to serve ifelected. vital role in the administration Form FSA-669A is available at of federal farm programs and the [JSDA Service Centers and online positive effect they have on rural at: . communities," said Framstad. All nomination forms for the 2010 FSA county committees election must be postmarked or make decisions on commod- received in the local USDA Service ity price support loans, conser- Center by close of business Mon- vation programs, disaster pro- day, Aug. 2. grams, employing county execu- The county committee nomi- tive directors and other significant nation period began June 15. Bal- agricultural issues, lots will be mailed to eligible vot- To hold office as a county com- ers by Nov. 5. The final day to mitteemember, a personmustpar- return voted ballots to the local ticipate or cooperate in a program USDA Service Center is Dec.' 6. administered by FSA, be eligible to Newly elected county committee vote in a county committee elec- members take office Jan. 1, 2011. tion and reside in the local admin- For more information about istrative area in which the person FSA county committees, visit is a candidate. A complete list of your local USDA Service Cen- eligibility requirements is posted ter or online at: . understand how and why parents now accepting applications for its use technology. Called "Parenting 2010-2011 session. The deadline Beginning farmer course announced Several spots available in Winona als from the area. The classes, and St. Joseph for fall classes which meet approximately twice a The Land Stewardship Project's month, run until March 2011, fol- (LSP) Farm Beginnings course is ]owed by an on-farm education component that includes farm tours and skills sessions. 2.0," the project findings will be for registration is Sept. 1; classes The fee is $1,500 per farming used to develop UnlversityofMin- will begin this fall and be held in partnership (flexible payment nesota Extensio~ and other' out- the southeast'Minnesota eommu- plan and partial schola~tshipg reach programs for parents and nity of Winona and in St. Joseph, available), and early-bird regis- families, which is in the central part of the trants are eligible to attend on- Parents who use the Internet state. Spots are available in both farm education events this sum- and, arewillingtosharetheirexpe- Winona and St. Joseph. Checkmer and fall. Interest-free live- riences are encouraged to visit the , for stockloans are also available. surveywebsiteat. The survey als. For more information on the more than 400 people have grad- takes approximately 20 minutes to course, contact LSP's Karen Ben- uated from the Minnesota-region complete, son at (507) 523-3366 or ,percent of them are actively farm- relations specialist, isco-directing In 2010, LSP's Farm Begin- ing, according to class data. Farm the research with Susan Walker, nings program is marking its 13th Beginnings graduates are involved associate professor in the Depart- year0f providing firsthand train- in a wide-range of agricultural merit of Curriculum and Instruc- ing in low-costi sustainable meth- enterprises, including grass-based tion. ods of farming. The course is tai- livestock, organic vegetables, "We hope to determine some lor-made for people of all ages just Community-Supported Agricul- of the processes and outcomes getting started in farming, as well ture and specialty products, around parent technology use, as established farmers looking to Besides Minnesota and Wis- such as how parents use the Inter- make changes in their operations, cousin, Farm Beginnings classes net for seeking advice and infor- Farm Beginnings participantshave been held over the years in mation about parenting," said learn goal setting, financial plan- Illinois, Nebraska, North Dakota Dworkin. "Additionally,:we'd'like ning, enteriGrise phmning, mar- and the Duluth-Superior area. to know how parents use the Inter- keting and innovative production New Farm Beginnings courses net for family-oriented communi- techniqueS, have recently been launched in cations, such as monitoring chil- Classes are led by farmers and South Dakota and the Hudson Val- dren's online behavior and partic- other agricultural profession- ley of NewYork. ipating in social networking them- selves." To learn more about Parent- ing 2.0, visit < www.extension, umn. edu/go/1036>. ~GREAT RIVER REGIONAL IBRARY Kimball Public Library Library Hours Monday 3-6 Wednesday 10-1 3-6 Thursday 10-1 3-8 Saturday 9-12 5 Main Street North, Kimball, MN 55353 320-398-3915 * Sun., July 18,11.12:30 CENTRAL MN TASK FORCE ON BATTERED WOMEN 24 HOUR TOLL FREE HOTLINE Always confidential Tuesday, July 20, 4-6 Sun., July 25, 2-3:30 10 E to Lton 32nd StSE 105th Ave SF_JCR-6, Lt onto 37t St/CR-48 I Beautiful home on 5 wooded acres, w! 40x60 barn & other outbuildings. Real maple flooring, custom built cabinets & built-ins, walk-out LL & lots of storage. 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