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I || 1 iiii!!F M'NNWEST BANK ~nof Ortonville. Melissa and her father became interested inhow they could grow ary medicine in Willmar and Wahpeton, ND and has been a Veterinay Liaison for anc continuing her family's conservation efforts through EQIP on her Family farm species removal such as buckthorn. Melissa's father's health has deteriorated this past spring and she is ready to put down roots on the fam- tended an outreach work- shop where Krecia Leddy, District Conservationist, gave a presentation on EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentive Pro- Giv us a call today 3ZO-839-Z911 gram). At this point in the ily farm, but in such a rural operation, the land was area has found it challeng- deeded to Melissa and she ing to continue her practice. She is drawn on her experi- ences as a small scale oper- ation and this past springl published tier first book, The Complete Guide to Small Scale Farming and is assumed full responsibility of the operation with advice and guidance from her fa- ther. Melissa and her father became interested in how they could grow the opera- tion and better utilize the . finishing up a second book, How to Own and Operate a Successful Small Farm. Melissa is optimistic about the future and continuing her family's conservation efforts through EQIP on her family farm in Big Stone County. pasture and' hay land. This furthered their discussion on what was available for practices to establish a rota- tional grazing system. Melissa also qualified as a new beginning farmer under the EQIP program and her application was ac- cepted to develop internal cross-fencing, pipelines, water tanks, well decom- missioning, and invasive Future. Communications. Today. Our tfianks to the American Farmers! Chokio, MN 56221 Phone (320) 324-7111 Phone 320-839-2861 OR Toll Free 1-800-368-3310 FEED I AGRONOU , GRAIN [ ORTONVILLE, I MN 56278 ] I biorefining P.O. BOX 356 48416 - 144TH STREET - BIG STONE CITY, SD 57216 PHONE 605.862.7902 FAX 605.862.7904 J SRLE$ 8 SERVICE Ilevin Auto Sales Full Service Mechanic Work Body Shop Auto Parts Tire Sales Bad(strand Ortonville, MR P.O. Box 98 * Big Stone City, SD 57216 Colleen & Gayle Hedge, Owners 0 JOHN DEERE SERVING FARMERS' NEEDS FOR OVER 50 YEARS 609 Hay. 75 North-- Wheaton, MN 56296 Phone 320-563-8112 Toll Free 800-950-4417 I ~mcmm LENDER Member FDIC Minnwest Bank 21 SE Second St. P.O. Box 128 Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2568 Our A f 316 E. First Street Graceville, MN 56240 Phone 320-748-7294 or Toll Free 800-450-7294 5020 - 690TH AVE. * GRACEVILLE, MINNESOTA Chuck Bauer 320-760-0713 (mobile) Rick Gilsdorf 320-760-2983 (mobile) armers -For All Your Farm Supplies- GRAIN DEPT. sea-i 1=7 AGRONOMY DEPT. 568-2216 PETROLEUM DEPT 568-2126 BOX 337 BELLINGHAM, MINNE;OTA