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Page 8 Community Boating safety grant monies received Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Nor- lin announces that he recently received notification that the Sher- iff's Office received grant fund- ing applied for in the amount of $18,000 for its Boat and Water Pro- - gram. SheriffNorlin states that the money is federal funding admin- istered through the Minn. Depart- ment of Natural Resources for boating safety. The funding will be used to upgrade boat and water radios to the 800- MHz Armer Radio System, and to upgrade medical equipment such as new oxygen tanks and backboards that stay afloat with the rescue victims. Thursday, August 12, 2010 . . ~ =~---i~i~~" ........ 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After the Watkins Vet- erinary Clinic merged with the Kimball clinic, Dr. Carl Larson made the sign his "pet" project. He took a poll, and the majority wanted to keep the "Kimball Motel" sign. It was in rough shape, though, so Dr. Carl took it down to restore it. He painted the sign himself, adding just one little change, and last week (Aug. 2) it was returned to its old posts. Good job, Carl! Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Fall line-up at Lake Maria State Park Lake Maria State Park has " Junior Naturalist Deer Hike, announced its fall line-up of pro- grams and events for adults and children. Here is the schedule: Universe in the Park with astronomy graduate students from the University of Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Learn More About Amphib- ians, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Frogs, toads and salamanders will be displayed at this annual event led by a naturalist. 5K Timberdash Fun Run to benefit PATH Crisis Nursery serv- ing Wright County, 7:45 a.m. (Kid's Race at 10 a.m,) Saturday, Oct. 2. 1 Halloween Howl, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Events include entertainment by Ross Sutter, pumpkin painting, goblin hike, and free snacks. 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Event is led by a naturalist. For children and adults. Orienteering Meet, including instructions for beginners, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. All programs will be held in or will start at the park's nature cen- ter. For more information and directions, call the park at (763) 878-2325 or visit its website at . Some fees and registration may apply. Lake Maria State Park is located approximately seven miles north- west of Monticello, five miles north of Maple Lake or 10 miles northeast of Annandale on Wright County Highway 111. Farm families are Minnesota's most important small business By Bey Durgan, Dean, lI ofM Extension You will hear much about the importance of small businesses this summer. Candidates running for public office will talk about the role of small businesses in creat- ing jobs, increasing production and contributing to our economy. When they hear the phrase "small business," most Minneso- tans think of manufacturing, ser- vice or retail shops. That image may be true in the Twin Cities, but in Greater Minnesota, the face of small business most often wears a seed corn cap. Farming is a $15-billion business in the state, and most Minnesota farms fit well within the accepted definition of a small business. Farming in Minnesota is a fam- ily-driven business. USDA statis- tics indicate that 87 percent of the state's farms are owned by an indi- vidual or a family. Another 10 per- cent are owned by family corpora- tions or partnerships, most likely for tax or estate planning reasons. Family ownership is the most common, unifying trait of Minne- sota farms. Farmers run their small businesses on land that ranges from the fertile prairies of western Minnesota to the wooded bluffs of southeast Minnesota. Their skills and interests vary as much as the landscape. Some excel at bringing in the bumper crops, while others have a special knack for caring for animals or developing a market- ing niche. As small business own- ers, Minnesota farmers design an enterprise that takes advantage of their land, potential markets and the skills and work ethic of their family members. You can see that diversity in the 73 families honored as 2010 Uni- versity of Minnesota Farm Fam- ilies of the Year. Most raise com- modities that are the keystones of Minnesota agricukure- corn, soy- beans, wheat, dairy, pork, beef, poukry, sugar beets and potatoes. Other families produce bison, pumpkins, turf, fruit and organic crops. The University of Minnesota began its Farm Family of the Year recognition program in 1980. This year's honorees will be recognized for their contributions to agricul- ture, our economy and rural com- munities at an August 5 ceremony at Farmfest, the state's largest farm gathering. This innovative group of small businesses does not always get the recognition it deserves.. The Uni- versity of Minnesota is proud to lead this effort to recognize the contributions of farm families. To learn more about the 2010 University of Minnesota Farm Families of the Year, including profiles and information on the recognition event, visit .