DL News Staff
The University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University are offering a horse owner education program in Fergus Falls on Saturday, March 18. The program will be held at the Red Horse Ranch Arena, 22671 County Highway 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The program offers topics and speakers identified specifically for horse owners in western Minnesota and eastern North Dakota by a committee of local horse experts and enthusiasts.
Many compost dairy barns are being built in Minnesota, but there are still many questions about these barns. Therefore, we at the University of Minnesota decided that the first step to learning more about how compost barns were functioning was by interviewing producers using the system. During this process we also collected bedding and milk samples, observed and evaluated cow behavior, summarized cow records, and scored cows for locomotion, body condition, hygiene and hock lesions. Results so far have shown that compost barns can be a very good alternative for housing dairy cows.
We just experienced a pretty tough year in Northwest Minnesota. As I meet with some of the farmers enrolled in my program to complete reports, I'm somewhat distraught about the fact that they wrote out a rent check on a flat fee Sugar Beet Joint Venture that produced no crop. Let's put a little math to why I question whether or not they're beneficial to your operation. Since many acres were torn up this year, revenue revolved around straight multi-peril crop insurance.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of Feb.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 2:00 pm- Callaway Community Council, Callaway City Hall. 2-4 pm-Compassionate Friends (grief support group for parents surviving the death of a child) currently meeting at Sunflower Hill Coffee Shop. Info: Brenda Houts, 218-846-9275. 7-8:00 pm- ALATEEN Group, Holy Rosary Church basement. 8:00 pm- AA, corner of Summit & Holmes, 844-9970. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 8:30 am-7 pm- Adult Basic Education & GED tutoring, 204 E. Willow (Lincoln Ed. Ctr.).
In ancient Greece, Olympic champions were rewarded with wreaths of olives and amphoras (jars) of olive oil, so it seems appropriate to speak of olives and olive oil while the winter games are in progress in Italy. The history of the olive tree is interwoven with the history of man and its stories are every bit as fascinating. It is believed the olive tree was first cultivated in Palestine and Syria in the fourth millennium B.C. However, it was in Greece that the olive tree flourished, in part because it grew well in rocky soil that was not good for crops or pasture.
ACCOBEE-SHAUGABAY -- a boy, Darwin James Jr.; born February 7, 2006, weighing 9 lbs. 9 oz. to Diane Accobee and Darwin Shaugabay.
LINDGREN -- a boy, Zachary John; born February 6, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. to Danielle Vizenor and John Lindgren.
OKESON -- a girl, Ella Jane; born February 5, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. to Kristen Spaeth and James Okeson.
Nancy Fehrenbach, registered nurse of Skinovations Anti-aging and Skin Care Clinic located in Graystone Plaza in Detroit Lakes, has received certification in micro-pigmentation, completing the basic, intermediate and digital computer machine courses. Certification was recently received from Premier Institute in Dallas. This new technology provides computerization for the application of permanent eyeliner, lip liner, lip color and eyebrow colors. Fehrenbach brings over 25-years of nursing experience and certifications in aesthetic nursing practice. She can be reached at 218-639-0984.