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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, IANUARY 2 I, 2015 across FARGO, N.D. -- Farm and ranch succession planning is emerging as a critical need for North Dakota producers. The av- erage age of a farmer/rancher is 57, so many are looking toward retirement and transitioning their business. To help, the North Dakota State University Extension Service is offering "Design Your Succession Plan" workshops at a number of "One of the topics covered in the program is how to start a fam- ily conversation about succession planning," says Donna Anderson, an NDSU Extension agent in Fos- ter County. "We use case studies and activities to generate discus- sion around the issues families deal with in succession planning." The locations, dates, start times and contacts for the workshops are: sites across the state. This pro- Grand Forks - Jan. 20, 27 and gram is designed to assist farm Feb. 3 at 5 p.m., Willie Huot, and ranch families get started on (701) 780 8229, their succession plan and will help them shape the future ownership Minot - Jan. 20 and 22 at 6 of their business, p.m., Paige Brummund, (701) During the workshops, partici- 857-6444, paige.f.brummund@ pants will: Get started on a succession plan Beach - Jan. 28 at 9 a.m., Ash- using a workbook ley Ueckert, (701) 872-4332, ash- Open lines of communication in the family to create a shared vi- Ashley - Feb. 2 at 9 a.m., Crys- sion for the family business ex- tal Schannaman, (701) 288-3465, tending into the next generation Work with professionals to Enderlin - Feb. 5 and 12 at 6 construct a plan and documents p.m., Brian Zimprich, (701) 683- that put the family's vision into ac- 6128, ndsu.ransom.extension@ tion The program was offered for Cakes: March 11 and 18 at 5 the first time in Carrington last p.m., Breana Kiser, (701) 349- year. 3249, breana.s.kiser.3 "The response from the partic- Lakota - March 17, 24 and 31 ipants was very positive," says at 6 p.m., Katelyn Hain, (701) Joel Lemer, an NDSU Extension 247-2521, agent in Foster County. "We re- Forman - March 23 and 30 at ceived many compliments on the 5:30 p.m. Melissa Blawat, program materials, including the (701)724-3355 melissa.blawat@ workbook that each participant re- ceives to help him or her in gath- The registration fee is $125 if ering the information needed for your envelope is postmarked a the succession plan?' week or more before the program Extended~families are encour- and $150 if registering within a aged to attend the program to- week of the program. The fee for gether to discover what is a spouse is $25. To register, con- involved in creating a succession tact the Extension agent listed for plan that will work for their family the location where you want to at- farm or ranch. A successful transi- tend. More information and a reg- tion takes many family conversa- istration form is available at tions and a considerable amount of time. ccession-planning. ~ Y(!"}ffft*tg?2"~ ~ f|)! 'I " FARGO, N.D. -- Seminars for Feb. 12 - Eagles Club in Wah- sugar beet growers are scheduled peton during February in Graffon, Grand Continuing education credits Forks, Fargo and Wahpeton. will be available for those attend- The seminars are sponsored by ing. The seminars are free and no the North Dakota State University registration is required. Extension Service and University For more information, contact of Minnesota Extension. NDSU county agents Brad Brum- Topics include: mend (Walsh County) at (701) Subsurface water management 284-6248 or bradley.brum- Integrated management of;MichaelKnud- aphanomyces Challenges and solutions forson (Grand Forks County) at sugar beet insect pests (701) 780-8229 or Weed management; Strategies to manage sugar beet John Kringler (Cass County) at diseases (701) 241-5711 or Using the NDSU Extension; Brock Shouldis (Richland County) at pest management app The seminars at each location (701) 642-7793 or will begin at 9 a.m. Dates and 1o- cations are: Also available to answer ques- Feb. 5 -Grafton Parish Center tions is Mohamed Khan, NDSU Feb. 10 - Alerus Center in Extension sugar beet specialist, at Grand Forks (701) 231-8596 or Feb. 11 - Holiday Inn in Fargo Pembina County and Walsh County Job Development Authorities 2015 Business Training Series Annual at the Ralph Engelstad Arena Indoor Walk 5K utdoor Fun Run/ / Health & ir \ Kids Zone Activities All proceeds go to the efforts to build the SUNSHINE HOSPITALITY HOME Register today at For more information on how to get involved or make a donation, please contact us at: info@sunshineme or AUru Sponsored by: By Allison Climb ' of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Art of Touch Salon and Spa in Park Riv- er is under new management.., sort of. Owner Lindsay Spoonland has turned her salon over to the stylists. Now, rather than an employer/em- ployee system, the stylist are inde- pendent contractors renting the sa- lon space from Lindsay to create more of a team atmosphere in a pro- fessional location. Lindsay opened her location on Briggs Ave. in 2012 and found that her biggest challenge was having to be in a management position. "I'm not a big fan of the man- agement side," she said of her ex- perience so far. Like many other businesses in the area, staffing had become a chal- lenge. She made the decision to make the transition when she was struggling to find and keep hair- dressers. "When I talked to cosmetologists, a lot of them don't love commission- based work," she said. "I needed to come up with more era sweet spot to keep them." By offering the salon as a loca- tion rather than a job, she found that there were experienced stylists looking to fill that void. Now with a team of three inde- pendent stylists working the salon portion of the operation and Lind- say herself continuing with her massage services, Lori Gaarder serving as barista from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Devon Allen and Amber John- son serving as nail technicians un- der the Art of Touch name, the sys- tem, Lindsay said, will offer a bet- ter balance for the business than the having stylists on commission did. "I can have the freedom to be a business owner like I want to be and nan my own company and then they have the freedom of doing things the way they want them done," she said. "My job is to supply a good clean facility that they can work in and make money." She said she wants to use her lo- cation to empower any business owner who needs a space to expand their business, not just stylists. Lindsay also is offering up her back office to potential renters to make better use of the space. "I feel like I'm able to give them what I wanted for my vision for this place," Lindsay said. "It's al- ways been about empowering oth- ers." Right' Lindsay Spoonland (pic- tured in mirror) looks over the new team of styl- ists taking on the salon at Art of Touch in Park River. Krissey Vamson (L to R) Charlene Skjer- ven, and Kim Hannesson will be operating their own businesses through the salon as independent con 'actors. Each will have their own list of services and take do their own scheduling part time at the Park River location. Photo: Larry Bid By Allison Olimb She is excited to be expanding client base in the area. NOW, she of The Press her client base to the Park River will be offering cut, color, waxing, PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Own-area on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and updos on Tuesdays and occa- er of Art of Touch Salon and Spa, especially considering the two sional Saturdays. She has 14 years Lindsay Spoonland, said that stylists she willbeworkingalong- experience and is very humble though the business will be rtm un- side. She said that both had been about her skills but said she has der a new system as a profession- students of hers at one time or an- been complimented on her color al location they still would offer the other and she is looking forward to work. same high quality services that getting them to continue their ed- Lindsay, who has 14 years ofex- they have been, from massages and ucation and expand their services, perience m massage, will be of- hair services, to nail services and KimHannessonofMountainis fering massage therapy, body spray tans. She added that be- returning to the salon after taking wraps, essential oil treatments, hy- cause of their experience, the styl- a job with Mayo Construction. drotherapy, manicures, pedicures, ists would be able to offer even She said that the benefits were too spray tans, deep tissue, Swedish, more services than previously on good to pass up but she missed her and sports massage. In addition to the menu. clients. She still will be driving for her massage career she also has de- Charlene Skjerven of Hoople Mayo come summer, but for now, veloped her owri business as a Re- has 32 years of experience includ- she will be in the salon on Mondays dan + Fields consultant. She said ing seven years of teaching class- and Wednesdays. Kim who previ- that this past year has been a real es in cosmetology. She will be of- ously had her own salon has 12 learning experience and that she is feting reflexology, ear candling, full years of experience She started with working on balancing her careers body waxing, body wrap and all of Art ofTouch in 2012. Shewillbe as they work well together. the hair services you can think of. offering cut, color, waxing, updos, Though the operating model She said that when it comes to her and is continuing her education to of Art of Touch has changed, "the seryices she sees herself as "gen- be able to offer more. She said that basic premise is the same,"&iird | der neutral" offering a spa experi- specia!,occasi.qo pdo :aod c,o!qr,, say s, /d nco aging slapp,l,9.c | ence men would like, too. tly work are her favorites, attitude. "You don't need to goIlo rotating between locations in Grand Krissey Varnson of East Grand Grand Forks for everything." Forks and Grafton in addition to Forks also is familiar with the sa- For more information contact: Park River, she said that there is no lon. She had been helping out on Art of Touch 701-284-68l l, Char- I one service she prefers over an- and off for about a year when shelene Skjerven 701-330-0312, KJ'fri I other. When asked what her favorite wasn't at her location in Grand Hannesson 701-520-0893,.or Kris- [ is she said, "Everything!"Forks, which helped to build her sey Vamson 701-610-1214:[ I COUNTY ,'t re're ,your homet ov71a paper in the neal" of Watsn 2ounty. Stay connected, subscribe. 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