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the Month chisel, says he tries to use it or no till as much as cornstalk ground to Cans, which has the of retaining moisture in and less topsoil being Rob said. is a big part of the Kathy. "We believe land, and seeing black ditches in married more than two children. Jill, 15, at Ortonville High Ross, 13 is a seventh the entire family the farm, Rob says he host of the farm work get some extra help in other than that it's pretty he says. attends church at of rural OrtonviIle, served on the church !n lore than 20 years and as a Sunday school is also active in the day school teacher, of the ladies aid on the farm, the a variety of activities. Kathy works on her golf game while Rob is into woodworking and has recently taken up running. "We tend to follow the children in their sports and music activities," says Kathy. Ross plays the saxophone and is in football and basketball, and Jill is a member of the volleyball and basketball team and a percussionist with the school band. The family does quite a bit of camping, traveling and water skiing when they get a chance, and when they're not doing daredevil stunts or time trials with their homemade go cart, Rob and Ross also find time to go hunting and fishing. "The country is the best place there is to raise a family," Rob said. "There are lots of small farm families out here like us, space to do things, and the experience on the farm teaches the kids responsibility for the future." Rob says living and working on his parents' farm is very important to him. "It's not as though you could just pack up and move, even if you wanted to," he said. "There are lots of things that keep us here, especially good neighbors that have all pulled together to help each other out in the bad years, and that's what it's all about." GO CART PILOTS are what Rob and son Ross call The homemade machine is just one of the many the family enjoys on the farm, and it gets updated each parts. "We keep trying to find new ways to make it says. TUMINOUS G b BOX 6, ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE 273-2113 mm mmm m m m mmmmm mmmm Grant County Implement, Inc. South Hwy. 77 Milbank, $D 57252 Phone (605) 432-5523 READY MIX Stone City Dakota Bellingham Minnesota T.'-'.'-'ew'e','-" .... fFarmers Co-Operative Elevator Company00 1 Grain -Gas-Diesel-Fuel Oil-Feed. Fertilizer,i , Ii f Custom Spreading Custom Grain Cleaning ,, :. Phone 320/839-2861 ! P.O. Box 310Mm : :: ortonv,mlo, Mlnnosota : ipn%,%..n=n.g,%,, - _l ,- .... L ........................................................... FARM EQUIPMENT, PO BOX 352 South Highway 15 Milbank. S D 57252 F'Ior.{C:)05)432-45"76 South Highway 15, MIIbank, SD Phone (605)432-4576 Congratulations to Rob and Kathy Randall OCTOBER FARMER OF THE MONTH Agralite Electric Cooperative 320 East Hwy. 12 Benson, MN 56215 Phone 320-843-4150 Fax 320-843-3738 A Touchstone Energy" Partner Suppti. s @electrical energy to the rural as,of Bzg Stone, Swift and Stevens Counties.J Huuuu!u!uulIftiH Phone 320-839-6131 | CONGRATULATIONS | TO THE FARMER OF THE MONTHI ImlUnIIUlUlIIlUIiI$1|IIIIIIIII$1|I|I|$| I |11 Illllillllllll I I Illlllll I It I|llll IIII Ill I | | I t ! III Illl n |lll11111 n I I | |tlllll U nin Ill lill li |11 Jill l| I I III II;I I " fir [ lllll5 L Carlson Drywall FREE ESTIMATES! SHEETROCK TAPING & SPRAY TEG Contact Jim Carlson CALL EVENINGS - 320-273-2154 RR 2, Box 123 Ortonville, MN 56278 ............ ' L ..... _ .............. I_L_____2AL______LLZL__._ Congratulations to the Farmer of the Month... Rob and Kathy Randall We are proud to salute Rob and Kathy Randall!  K *Featunng a Complete Lille Of Zip Feeds (dl TIRE SERVICl & MPS Seeds , *We can dry your corn lira' ', Don Kohl - Owner CLINTON AG SERVICE, INC. ' OrtonlvilleyiI-hPJ:tliJ8&352O71 Phone 320-325-5203 Hwy. 75, Clinton, MN ' I _....\\;_ "Owned6ythoseitserues" I C?ngratstt!eFarmerftheMnth'! Federated | RE.EbtBER US FOR YOUR DRY CLEAIYING | Telephone ! ...... ANDL'UIYDRYNEED$_ I Cooperative , 400 SE 2. St.. 0rtonvi,.,,,,, Phone 839975 Ji Our Congratulations to Rob and Kathy Randall! Chokio, MN 56221 .We Congratulate the Farmer of the Month! "Taste the Freshest!" Cass-Clay & Golden Cream  Products Greg Giessinger Ph. (605) 432-9294 I  Rob and [ Kathy Randall  on a job  well done! 1 Phone(320)324-7111 Ii Congratulations to the Randall Family, October Farmer of the Month! i WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATRONAGE! WESTERN COOPERATIVE Odma, Mlnta phone (320) 273-2257 ;279 320-568-2211