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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Area Tyler Tribute - Page 9 File photo Don Buhl traveled to Cuba in 2010 as part of the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program. 2010: Buhl&apos;s trip to Cuba gave new appreciation for US 75 Years Ago, 1940 Steffen Bros., formerly of Taunton, are the new own- ers of Walt's Caf6. They purchased the place from A. ]. Schilling, who has been the owner for some time but is having health issues right now. A benefit Whist party was held at the Erlof]acob- sen home last week. The hostesses were Mrs. Erlof Jacobsen and Mrs. Otto Pe- tersen. The proceeds are to be used to assist the Le- gion in furnishing a room in the hospital. Cards were played at six tables. 50 Years Ago, 1965 Bob Christensen of Tyler was a tiger on rebounds last Saturday night when Tyler beat Hendricks in the ning r of Distri 9 basketball tour- namen at Lake Benton. Those hitting in double figures for Tyler were Pe- ter ]ohansen, 27, and Bob Christensen and Jim ]ens- en with 15 each. Clarence Christianson and his wife Florence, owners of Christianson Implement, accepted the President's Honor Council Award plaque in the name Looking Back of the firm. There are only 300 Oliver dealers in the entire United States who received this award. 40 Years Ago, 1975 The Cub Scouts enter- tained their parents March 6 at the American Legion Hall. Awards were pre- sented to Jim Beck, Dean Teeselink, Alexander Wat- son, Todd Halsne and Todd Schak. The highlight of the evening was the Pinewood Derby and Alexander War- son's car won for the sec- ond straight year in a row. Friends from Russell, Hendricks, Pipestone, Town and Country Festi- val. Tracy Jorgensen was the winner of the $50 in Tyler Bonus Bucks. Bey Johnson, a snowmo- bile instructor for a num- ber of years in Tyler, was presented a special gift Of recognition of her efforts. The gift was presented to her by Ron Smith from the DNR. 20 Years Ago, 1995 Buffalo Ridge Gifts, Ron and Pat Persoon's ten-year-old family craft business, has taken a gi- ant step. Their decorative glass plates are getting na- Montevideo, Lake Benton tional attention at the first ard -;S': Patlll lielled:le- == ffivent iail shoWs brate the fortieth wedding They have made over 600 anniversary open house of Mr. and Mrs. Thorvald Ja- cobsen. 30 Years Ago, 1985 Taylor Maranell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Ma- ranell of rural Tyler, was the winner of the colored television that was given as the grand door prize at the first annual Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce of the plates. Eighth grade student Holly Renken was declared the spelling champion in the final round of the local spelling bee. Runner-up was another eighth grader, Amy Thooft. 10 Years Ago, 2005 Life is beginning to quiet down a bit at the Duane and Judy Wichern farm, at least out in the sheep barn. They have 500 ewes that are two years old and old- er. Over 400 of them have lambed in the past month, giving them roughly 725 lambs. They have about 70 to go yet this month. The Knitting Club meets every Thursday for an hour in the Sunrise Manor Nurs- ing Home's dining room. The residents and visitors work together knitting the prayer shawls that are giv- en to Ridgeview Hospice. 5 Years Ago, 2010 Chris Fehrman, donning her Dr. Seuss hat, was one of the RTR student volun- teer readers who read to the elementary students last week. The event was called Read Across Amer- iX- ancT,a,hetdn Dr. :, Seuss' birthday. After Don Buhl returned home from his trip to Cuba last month, he said he gained a new apprecia- tion for everything he had in the United States. Don traveled to Cuba as part of a two-year class put on by the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership pro- gram. Winter Crops and Soils Day March 17 and 19 PROMOTER ~ RECRUITER The University of Min- nesota Extension and Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) will host Winter Crops and Soils Day Tuesday, March 17 in Olivia and Thurs- day, March 19 in Fairmont. Winter Crops and Soils Day is a public event high- lighting current University of Minnesota research that is specific to southwestern Minnesota. Leading ex- perts from the University will be on hand to present information and answer questions. On Tuesday, March 17, registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the program will go from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Max's Grill in Olivia. Presentations and speak- ers include: Fertilizer and Manure Management Ef- fects on Soil Test Phospho- rus and Corn and Soybean Production in Southwest Minnesota, Dr. Jeff Strock; Understanding Your Risks When Reducing Corn and Soybean Pest Manage- ment Inputs, Bruce Pot- ter; Nitrates in Drainage Water in Minnesota, Brad Carlson; Input and Man- agement Based Soybean Production Systems with Yield Enhancers and Pro- tectors, Eric Wilson; and 2015 Weed Control Update for Corn, Soybeans and Sugarbeets, Dave Nicolai and Dr. Tom Peters. Con- tinuing education units for certified crop advisers will be provided in the areas of Crop Management (1.0 CEUs), Integrated Pest Management (0.5 CEUs), Nutrient Management (0.5 CEUs) and Soil and Water Management (0.5 CEUs). On Thursday, March 19, registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the program will go from 9 a,m. to 2 p.m. at the Knight's of Co- lumbus in Fairmont. Pre- sentations and speakers include: Weed Manage- ment in 2015 and Beyond, Liz Stahl; Fertilizer and Manure Management Ef- fects on Soil Test Phospho- rus and Corn and Soybean Production in Southwest Minnesota, Dr. Jeff Strock; Understanding Your Risks When Reducing Corn and Soybean Pest Manage- ment Inputs, Bruce Potter; P and K Fertilization: Ef- fects on Corn and Soybean Yields and Profitability, ]effVetsch; and 2015 Mar- ket Outlook and Farmland Rental Rates, Dave Bau. Continuing education units for certified crop advis- ers will be provided in the areas of Integrated Pest Management (1.0 CEUs), Nutrient Management (1.0 CEUs) and Professional Development (0.5 CEUs). Winter Crops and Soils Day is open to the public. The registration fee covers handouts, refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration is due by Thursday, March 12. Winter Crops and Soils Day is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension, Southwest Re- search and Outreach Cen- ter, and College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. For more information, visit http://swroc.cfans.umn. edu or call 507-752-7372. ,-'"" Wet i  DrivewaylSidewallCSettling?  4;; ; = BaseentWall ks?asement Floor Cracks? , i WATERWORKS v',i,.,.--." H ab  "! I I ........... : - , ; .,, _.. (Canno, t be c...ombi,.nel with .nyother offers) _: ._ _ 3, Farm Management Profitability Conference March 25 at SWROC The University of Min- nesota Center for Farm Financial Management's Robert Craven and Ed Us- set will give keynote pre- sentations at the 2015 Farm Management Prof- itability Conference on Wednesday, March 25 at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton. Agricultural producers and farm man- agement and agribusiness professionals throughout Southwest Minnesota are encouraged to attend. Robert Craven will pres- ent "Turbulent Times-- Are You Ready?" Craven is the Director of the U of M Center for Farm Finan- cial Management and an Extension Economist who specializes in business management, credit analy- sis and grain marketing. Ed Usset will present on the common mistakes in grain marketing. Usset is a Grain Marketing Specialist with the U of M Center for Farm Financial Manage- ment and released his first book, "Grain Marketing is Simple (it's just not easy}" in 2007. The conference will also feature an analysis of the 2014 profitably and profit- ability trends of the South- west Minnesota Farm Business Management As- sociation's (SWMFBMA) member farms. A panel of the SWMFBMA analysts will discuss how to utilize benchmarks to improve profitability and financial position. The program will conclude with breakout sessions led by Agricultur- al Business Management Extension Educators on the outlook for markets, rents and profitability in 2015 and decoding the new repair regulations and paperwork surround- ing ACA. Registration for the con- ference begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program begin- ning at 9 a.m. and conclud- ing at 3:15 p.m. There is a registration fee, which in- cludes handouts, refresh- ments and lunch. To down- load a registration form, visit http://swroc.cfans. For more infor- mation, call the SWROC at 507-752-7372 or email The 2015 Farm Man- agement Probability Con- ference is sponsored by the Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Manage- ment Association and Uni- versity of Minnesota Ex- tension. Farm Bill safety net deadlines approaching for local farmers U.S. Department of Ag- riculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Deb- ra Crusoe today reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety net pro- grams established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Cov- erage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or used," said Crusoe. "If no program election occurs by March 31, then there will be no 2014 payments for the farm and the farm will default to PLC cover- age through the 2018 crop year:' ' Nationwide, more than 3,500 training sessions have been conducted on the new safety net pro- grams, including over 80 reallocate base s i,iiJlt T.!:<'kline for farm owners and,pi'o- fsa.usda,gov/arc-plc, al- ducers to choose coverage is March 31. 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