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PAGE 6 NEW IN EXT. FROM PAGE 1 the field. He also has handed her a land-judging book and told her to start memorizing. She said she plans to spend time studying that along with her North Dakota Weed Control Guide. Walsh County Family Con- sumer Science Agent Kari Helgoe said that she is excited to see what Lahman can bring to the area. Her strengths are in livestock, econom- ics, and floriculture. And she has a lot of experience in 4-H. Lahman came from Parkers Prairie, a town of about 1,000 in the west central Minnesota. In Otter Tail County, she said, her 4-H program was 400 mem- bers strong. "Last year we had 210 pigs," she said of their county fair adding that all of their entries are limited because of the high numbers. "And we're not the biggest," she said of the Minnesota 4-H pro- grams. She joined 4-H at the age of 10. "They let me pick my passion and it was livestock, livestock, live- stock," she said. Lahman said she showed any- thing and everything. She still raises and sells show pigs today. She came into the county with the understanding that Walsh County had both a strong 4-H pro- gram and a large livestock show, and she is excited to put her knowl- edge to use. Lahman will be making her presence known around the county. Helgoe said that for starters Lah- man would be assisting with the Pembina County Fair, coordinating several workshops, and getting in- volved in the Park River Farmer's Market. She credits the office staff at Walsh County Extension for mak- ing her decision to move to Park River an easy one. "Kari is amazing and Brad is wonderful, so I stayed," Lahman said. OVH TRAINING FROM PAGE 1 covering safety inforlnation on dirt bikes, ATV's and side-by-side utility vehicles. Instructors for the course will be Matthew Gardner, ND Parks and Recreation, and Ron Nord. ATVs will be provided. Studems must bring their own helmets, and wear a shirt with long sleeves, long pants and closed-toe shoes or boots (studcms not dressed appropriately will not be allowed to take the class.) Liability waiver must be signed by each student's parent/guardian prior to class. Students who successfully complete the course will receive safety certification card. Class size is limited to 10 participants. Please pre-register by calling the Walsh CoLmty Extension Office at 284-6624 by June 8th. The cost of the class is $30. Checks may be made payable to NDPR. Participants are also required to bring a sack lunch. For more information, contact the Walsh County Extension Office (284-6624) or visit THE PRESS NY 30, 2017 Dirty Jobs: Prepping for summer Above: Brittnee Linn, lifeguard at the Park River pool pulls up a bucket of crud from the bottom of the pool gathered by Pool Supervisor Andrea Flaten. Park River pool manager Todd Kjelland supervises the operation. Linn said she put in well over 40 hours of cleaning in two weeks just to get the mud, muck, leaves and slime out of the pool to make sure it opens June 4. For information about the pool including hours: ) Left: 2011 Membership Awardees: Ruthe Nilson and Barbra Estad. Right: 2012 Membership Awardees: Altha Schellenburg, Shirley Burns, and Eleanor Lee (Photos: Submitted) Walsh County Homemake:r0000 hold spring gathering GRAFTON, N.D, -- The annual Walsh County Homemakers Spring Gathering was held May 15th at Marketplace on 8th in Graffon. The Double M Homemakers Club hosted the luncheon for the Country Co-Workers and the Double M Homemakers Clubs. Members (16 in attendance) and guests were welcomed by A1- tha Schellenburg, Walsh County Homemaker Council President. Ruthe Nilson, Double M Homemaker Pres- ident and Barbra Jean Estad, Double M Home- maker Vice President presented membership awards to four Walsh County homemakers. Eleanor Lee and Schellenburg, both Country Co-Workers, were recognized for their 15 years of membership; Wilma Swanson, Double M Homemakers, was recognized for 50 years; and Shirley Bums, Double M Homemakers, was recognized for 65 years of membership. "Be Sun Savvy" was the program that was presented by Kari Helgoe, Walsh County Ex- tension Agent. Many door prizes were pre- sented by the Double M Homemakers Club at the cnclusion of the program. Do you want your news noticed? Do you or your group have a story to tell? We're here to help. Contact The Press: (701) 284-6333 iii! i iii/iiiiiiiiiii% Deadline approaching for a number of FSA program slgnups FARGO, N.D. -- Agricultural producers who want to participate in to choose between the two programs in 2009. A producer who initially Farm Service Agency's Direct and Counter Cyclical Program, Average chose to remain in DCP does have the option to switch to the ACRE pro- Crop Revenue Election Program, or Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program during the 2012 crop year must submit their applications by June 1 to be eligible for the programs. Aaron Krauter, North Dakota State Executive Director for FSA, says he can't stress the importance of the deadline enough. "This is a dead- line that program participants can't miss," Krauter said. "We saw some confusion in the past where people thought they had signed up, didn't re- alize they had to apply each year, and missed out on the program;" Producers who choose to participate in either the revenue-based ACRE safety net or the price-based DCP safety net must apply for the pro- gram each year. All owners and operators who will share in the DCP or ACRE payments on the fiarm must sign the enrollment form (CCC-509) by June 1. Ifa producer does not get the signed form in to their local of- rice by June 1, they will not be enrolled in the program for the current year and will not receive benefits. Producers who choose to participate in DCP or ACRE were allowed gram when they apply for the program before the June 1 deadline. How- ever, producers who elected to el]roll their farm in ACRE cannot switch back to DCE Additionally. if a producer has a farm that is enrolled in ACRE and buys another fam] that is enrolled in DCE the two farms can- not be combined unless the DCP fam] is changed to ACRE. The 2010 SURE program, which provides benefits for farm revenue losses, also has a June 1, 2012 deadline. Losses due to natural disasters that occurred during the 2010 crop year may be eligible for this sign up. SURE is available to eligible producers on farms in counties with Sec- retarial disaster declarations, including contiguous counties, that have in- curred crop production or quality losses of at least 10%, or both, and in- cludes all crops grown by a producer nationwide, except grazed crops; or any tkrm in which, ibr the crop year, the actual production on the farm because of disaster-related conditions is 50 percent or less than normal production of the farm. Are you interested in learning more about how to do Worksite Wellness at your business or agency? Does free training on this sound good? You are in luck ....... Worksite Wellness Workshop When: Tuesday. June 5 Where: Developmental Center Time: 3-5pm Over 30 businesses/agencies in Walsh Cou'nty are part of the Walsh County Worksite Wellness group that provides health information and resources to all participating businesses and agencies. This group will be sponsoring a workshop featuring Pete Seljevold, Healthy ND Worksite Wellness Director, to discuss the importance of worksite wellness to your business or agency, whether you have an established program or are just starting out. All participating businesses/agencies will receive a bag of goodies plus be entered in a drawing for door prizes! For more information please call 17011 352'5t39 or e-mail: \\;,00'OR00I4ff(W'ELLN ESS