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teaks, living snow nter protection iiiii iil esand bushes shown above, help protect farmsteads and homes from doped from January to March so items can be ordered. ~:0ombining trees and/or ~shrubs with crops and/or livestock to create ~sustainable land-use -systems. Windbreaks serve multiple purposes ,and enhance rural :ecosystems. I~ University of :Minnesota Extension offers educational programs and materials ~for people interested in ~urban forestry, forestry and agroforestry. County Soil and Water :Conservation District and local Natural Resource Conservation Service staff are ~partners with Extension ,in ~hese efforts and can :help landowners with ~plant selection, design and cost-share programs. Windbreaks and living snow fences reduce blowing snow and drifting problems, decrease snow removal costs, reduce winter driving fatalities and ai:cidents, benefit wildlife, enhance rural aesthetics, and protect soil and water resources. Planting designs should be developed from January to March so plants can be ordered for spring. An Extension fact sheet, "Selecting Trees and Shrubs in Windbreaks" reviews many plants to consider and is available at www.extension.umn.ed u/go/. For more Extension Agroforestry resources, go to www.extension.umn.ed • u/agroforestry. Gary Wyatt is an agroforestry educator with University of Minnesota Extension. Phone 320-839-2861 or Toll Free 1-800-368-3310 N kl /'/" • FUEL ~"" " - ) • FEED • AGRONOMY • GRAIN ORTONVILLE, MN 56278 ,~'~ ~ ~ ~ " Bituminous P.O. Box 6 • Ortonvillel Minnesota Phone 13201 273-2113 Fax (320) 273-2120 iiiiiiI~ ~hanks Stone _fake ,qrea 3armers! l F=O q-- biorefining P.O. BOX 356 - 48416 - 144TH STREET • BIG STONE CITY, SD 57216 PHONE 605.862.7902 FAX 605.862.7904 J We Proudly Support Our Area Farmers! LENDER Minnwest B~ank Member FDIC 21 SE Second St, • P,O. Box 128 • Ortonville, MN 56278 • 320-839-2568 www.rninnwestbank.corn Bellingham Farmers Co-op Elevator Co. For All Your Farm Supplies - GRAIN DEPT. • 568-2127 AGRONOMY DEPT. • 568-2216 PETROLEUM DEPT. • 568-2126 BOX 337 • BELLINGHAM, MINNESOTA We proudly salute our area ag producers/ SERVING FARMERS' NEEDS FOR OVER 50 YEARS 609 Hwy. 75 North • Wheaton, MN 56296 Phone 320-563-8U2 Toll Free 800-950-4417 PRO FiOTO SALES 6 SERVICE Auto Sales • Full Service Mechanic Work Body Shop • Auto Parts • Tire Sales Kevin Backstrand Ortonville, MN We Proudly Support and Salute Our Area Ag Producers! o,e AgCountry° ~ . . ~® Far~ Credit Serwces 316 E. First Street • Graceville, MN 56240 Phone 320-748-7294 or Toll Free 800-450-7294 We're proud to salute our area ag producers! BAUER COUNTRYSIDE AG SmR cm 5020 - 690TH AVE. " GRACEVILLE, MINNESOTA Chuck Bauer • 320-760-0713 (mobile) Rick Gilsdorf • 320-760-2983 (mobile) HEDGE & HERBERG TRUCKING P.O. Box 98 ° Big Stone City, SD 57216 We Proudly Salute the American Farmer/ Colleen & Gayle Hedge, Owners