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,1,.. j BUTCH THOLE ! ! / DISTRIBUTING ! . "r I Cloverleaf Dairy Products I ck | Phone 839-2573 Ortonville................. Giv us a call toda' r...3 ZO-I ;39-2911 "Proud Supporters of Inside Agricu I tu re and Our Area Farmers!" TUBBS SOFT WATER SALES • SERVICE - RENTALS (all makes) • Drinking Water Systems • Iron Removal Systems • Salt Delivery ,, iOn All Pads andService ..... m r: " I of Units We Sell, 320-289-1999 Appleton, Minnesota .+:.,- • STAR!BANK • ,.....>:.:.':"':"' ..,.,,..,:-+ ::!:i:i: l l natlonalassoczatzon ...................... iiiiii)i, ............................. "a'' Thg'"Bank That Caresf 320-748-7239 Member FDIC Graceville, MN Hoxtell Excavating ,. SAND & GRAVEL EXCAVATING ver45Ye CONTRACTORS O of service 839-3438  To SO,L c D,T r= DEMOLITION  __.'% RR2 ORTONVILLE  .... "-" ;-#= ::Farmers C0 Operative Elevator C0ma i Grain -Gas-Diesel. Fuel Oil-Feed - Fertilizer,i .' Custom Spreading-Custom Grain Cleaning :: i Phone 320/839-2801 : . Ortonville, Minnesota ,.....-., .-.-.-.-,-.-.-.-.-.--.-.-..-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. _-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-'. Wellendoorf p MACHINE SH I We Proudly Salute All Area Farmers! Agralite Electric Cooperative 320 East Hwy. 12 • Benson, MN 56215 Phone 320-843-4150 • Fax 320-843-3738 A Touchstone Energy ฎ Partner .;;"i The power of human connections ' r n, rg ! to the rural areas Sto.e, Pope, s# .,,d Stee.s Co...e,i I Buy Diesel Fuel That Works As Hard As You Do. PREMIUM HIGHWAY DIEBEL FUEL BORDER STATES COOPERATIVE CLINTON • 320"325"5466 ORTONVILLE " 320"839"6187 MILBANK ฐ 605"432"9884 877-TANK'LOW (826"5569) ,i i Iii H i Wayne Wellendorf Call 320-390-5876 327 Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 00hanks Stone ฃake 00lrea 3armers!l ETHANOL P.O. BOX 356 • 48416 - 144TH STREET • BIG STONE CITY, SD 57216 _ PHONE 605.662.7902 FAX 605.862.7904 i Olson fam!qtt Conservatn00r/: I ie:ri;id i!i! iiil Farmer/Sportsman is selected by the business was Big Stone Soil and Water government Conservation District Board of change onthe Supervisors. The individual or family a year, basical farm chosen to receive the award their pork demonstrates concern for soil and After getti water resources and uses farming business, practices to address those concerns. 'spare' time to Brent and Robin were married in He has 1975, and began farming in 1976. books, "Letters Brent can recall his first year of "The Lay of farming very easily. His father had the Prairie". given him a portion of the farm, and written hog operations, to be responsible for. publications He would receive the income from four of them these portions, and out of that, pay his In addition father for the expenses on those busy with portions of the operation, has been the ke Olson's first year of farming such as the 1999 happened to be a severe drought year, of Rural Mental j*' so with little or no yield, there was no and the 2002 Ru }, income to repay his dad for the  The Olsons  farming and hog expenses. The hog numerous consel  ' expenses were even greater than theirpracticesfarmlandinclO P,* . % .,. usual, since the corn crop was not there to help supplement the feed lei' waterway; mile i costs.1976, recallsAn eaSYBrent,year to remember, tree planting k 7 Currently, the Olsons farm 1200 farmstead shelte  acres on a corn, wheat and bean holding lagoonf rotation. They grow about 600 acres In 1993, theyROBIN of beans and 300 acres each of corn marginal farrtarmer/S h is and wheat. If the conditions look wetland into tla lrict. right, they will no-till wheat and Minnesota) prtlti0 li ns mak soybeans on occasion, wetlands totaJe e. The couple no longer have restored. A one-Wn:es ' livestock on the farm, but raising hogs s plarted a a i fnrii ! used to be a large part of their 1 operation, with 200 sows farrowing an a mixture of nati ,o, ' ": lOt ' Recently, the(,. ." , • ".e lot, average of 2.2 times annually, they acres nto the ( a, . fl "% and ' produced several thousand hogs, Reserve Prog '0fw" " ol hid farrow to finish, each year. consist of a tw Ik, ,, I el e nots During this time they also sold that runs paral 10hin ,-" breeding stock under the name of a distance of corn na • * mun "Olson Purebreds". Brent says that remamlm, acres L , uuard ,-,l- was really enjoyable work. "When the trees and slo, rers etla delivering the hogs to different areas filter strip and se throughout the Midwest, it was and forbs, !nty Pm interesting to meet such a variety of The slough tl ly Trinil people. Everyone has such a different help protect is a Served 1 story," he said. over 125 acres i :rnittee "Olson Purebreds" provided mile long, and  rnent St Bitumi Paving, , B P.O. Box 6 • Ortonville, Phone (320) 273-21 Fox (320) 273-21 COMPLETE SERVICE WITH A 00II.I00AMR GJ.A,,S,.s 103 East: Milbank, Corrie &,i ,1,.. j BUTCH THOLE ! ! / DISTRIBUTING ! . "r I Cloverleaf Dairy Products I ck | Phone 839-2573 Ortonville................. Giv us a call toda' r...3 ZO-I ;39-2911 "Proud Supporters of Inside Agricu I tu re and Our Area Farmers!" TUBBS SOFT WATER SALES • SERVICE - RENTALS (all makes) • Drinking Water Systems • Iron Removal Systems • Salt Delivery ,, iOn All Pads andService ..... m r: " I of Units We Sell, 320-289-1999 Appleton, Minnesota .+:.,- • STAR!BANK • ,.....>:.:.':"':"' ..,.,,..,:-+ ::!:i:i: l l natlonalassoczatzon ...................... iiiiii)i, ............................. "a'' Thg'"Bank That Caresf 320-748-7239 Member FDIC Graceville, MN Hoxtell Excavating ,. SAND & GRAVEL EXCAVATING ver45Ye CONTRACTORS O of service 839-3438  To SO,L c D,T r= DEMOLITION  __.'% RR2 ORTONVILLE  .... "-" ;-#= ::Farmers C0 Operative Elevator C0ma i Grain -Gas-Diesel. Fuel Oil-Feed - Fertilizer,i .' Custom Spreading-Custom Grain Cleaning :: i Phone 320/839-2801 : . Ortonville, Minnesota ,.....-., .-.-.-.-,-.-.-.-.-.--.-.-..-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. _-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-'. Wellendoorf p MACHINE SH I We Proudly Salute All Area Farmers! Agralite Electric Cooperative 320 East Hwy. 12 • Benson, MN 56215 Phone 320-843-4150 • Fax 320-843-3738 A Touchstone Energy ฎ Partner .;;"i The power of human connections ' r n, rg ! to the rural areas Sto.e, Pope, s# .,,d Stee.s Co...e,i I Buy Diesel Fuel That Works As Hard As You Do. PREMIUM HIGHWAY DIEBEL FUEL BORDER STATES COOPERATIVE CLINTON • 320"325"5466 ORTONVILLE " 320"839"6187 MILBANK ฐ 605"432"9884 877-TANK'LOW (826"5569) ,i i Iii H i Wayne Wellendorf Call 320-390-5876 327 Second Street Ortonville, MN 56278 00hanks Stone ฃake 00lrea 3armers!l ETHANOL P.O. BOX 356 • 48416 - 144TH STREET • BIG STONE CITY, SD 57216 _ PHONE 605.662.7902 FAX 605.862.7904 i Olson fam!qtt Conservatn00r/: I ie:ri;id i!i! iiil Farmer/Sportsman is selected by the business was Big Stone Soil and Water government Conservation District Board of change onthe Supervisors. The individual or family a year, basical farm chosen to receive the award their pork demonstrates concern for soil and After getti water resources and uses farming business, practices to address those concerns. 'spare' time to Brent and Robin were married in He has 1975, and began farming in 1976. books, "Letters Brent can recall his first year of "The Lay of farming very easily. His father had the Prairie". given him a portion of the farm, and written hog operations, to be responsible for. publications He would receive the income from four of them these portions, and out of that, pay his In addition father for the expenses on those busy with portions of the operation, has been the ke Olson's first year of farming such as the 1999 happened to be a severe drought year, of Rural Mental j*' so with little or no yield, there was no and the 2002 Ru }, income to repay his dad for the  The Olsons  farming and hog expenses. The hog numerous consel  ' expenses were even greater than theirpracticesfarmlandinclO P,* . % .,. usual, since the corn crop was not there to help supplement the feed lei' waterway; mile i costs.1976, recallsAn eaSYBrent,year to remember, tree planting k 7 Currently, the Olsons farm 1200 farmstead shelte  acres on a corn, wheat and bean holding lagoonf rotation. They grow about 600 acres In 1993, theyROBIN of beans and 300 acres each of corn marginal farrtarmer/S h is and wheat. If the conditions look wetland into tla lrict. right, they will no-till wheat and Minnesota) prtlti0 li ns mak soybeans on occasion, wetlands totaJe e. The couple no longer have restored. A one-Wn:es ' livestock on the farm, but raising hogs s plarted a a i fnrii ! used to be a large part of their 1 operation, with 200 sows farrowing an a mixture of nati ,o, ' ": lOt ' Recently, the(,. ." , • ".e lot, average of 2.2 times annually, they acres nto the ( a, . fl "% and ' produced several thousand hogs, Reserve Prog '0fw" " ol hid farrow to finish, each year. consist of a tw Ik, ,, I el e nots During this time they also sold that runs paral 10hin ,-" breeding stock under the name of a distance of corn na • * mun "Olson Purebreds". Brent says that remamlm, acres L , uuard ,-,l- was really enjoyable work. "When the trees and slo, rers etla delivering the hogs to different areas filter strip and se throughout the Midwest, it was and forbs, !nty Pm interesting to meet such a variety of The slough tl ly Trinil people. Everyone has such a different help protect is a Served 1 story," he said. over 125 acres i :rnittee "Olson Purebreds" provided mile long, and  rnent St Bitumi Paving, , B P.O. Box 6 • Ortonville, Phone (320) 273-21 Fox (320) 273-21 COMPLETE SERVICE WITH A 00II.I00AMR GJ.A,,S,.s 103 East: Milbank, Corrie &,i