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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014 FARGO, N.D.- The annual po- tato field day tour will travel to three locations - Larimore, Inkster and Hoople - on Aug. 21. The field day begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast at Hoverson Farms near Larimore. Research presenta- tions will begin after breakfast. Lunch and research presentations will be given at the Forest River Colony near Inkster starting at noon. Following lunch, a field tour will highlight irrigated research trials. The twilight tour will be at Oberg Farms near Hoople starting at 5 p.m. This will include a bar- becue and research presentations by North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota potato re- searchers and Extension specialists. Topics include: Potato breeding: duabpurpose russets 2014 potato production review Aphid alert II Use of unmanned air craft sys- tems for potato production Potato selections from the Uni- versity of Minnesota potato breed- ing program Glyphosate in seed potatoes Breeding for irrigation and chip potatoes Verticillium research Stem control Slow-release phosphorous Early blight NDSU potato breeding of red and fresh market clones Red- and yellow-skinned pota- to variety trial Potato research and Extension activities are occurring throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, ac- cording to Andy Robinson, NDSU and University of Minnesota Ex- tension potato agronomist. "The work addresses potato breeding, nutrient management, diseases and insect and weed pests," Robinson says. "Research contin- ues to examine ways to more sus- tainably produce potatoes in North Dakota and Minnesota to enable farmers to help feed the world." ST. LOUIS -- Farmers now have the opporttmity to contribute $3.3 million to organizations throughout rural America. To hon- or and support the tradition of serv- ice organizations in rural America, the America's Farmers Grow Com- munities program is partnering with farmers to direct $2,500 donations to individual nonprofit organiza- tions. The program, which kicks off its fifth year on August 1, benefits 1,324 counties across 40 states. Organizations that received fund- ing in the past include fire depart- ments, food pantries, community groups, and youth service programs like FFA and 4-H. In the smaller, ru- ral communities where this program operates, a donation like this can make the difference in dozens of lives. The results include better- equipped volunteer fire depart- ments, food pantries stocked with more fresh produce, improved meet- ing halls and fair grounds, and op- portunities for youth leadership de- velopment. Since its inception in 2010, Grow Communities has invested more than $16 million in 6,000 nonprof- it organizations across rural Amer- ica. In the Dakotas alone, Grow Communities has provided $1,060,000 to nonprofit organiza- tions over the past five years. America's Farmers Grow Com- munities is part of the America's Farmers initiative. These programs, supp0rted by the Monsanto Fund, have awarded over $22 million to rural communities since 2010. Con- nect with America's Farmers on Facebook or @AmericasFarmers on Twitter. Join the #GrowCommuni- ties conversation today. To enroll or learn more, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com, or call toll-free 877-267-3332. Lifeline The Leader In Personal S " Response andSupport ervtces a.rnantan Help Wanted: Good Samaritan Society in Park River is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic person who loves helping people to serve as an Activity Assistant PRN, one weekend a month required. Apply online at www.good-sam.com Park River Location Only (701) 284-7161 Must be 21 or older to purchase Custodian Full-time position available Monday - Friday, 6 AM - 2:30 PM; hours may vary to meet department needs. Will perform custo- dial/janitorial work required for cleaning and removal of waste debris, general upkeep and routine maintenance of buildings. Must be able to transport and operate machines with a weight of approximately 60 Ibs. such as floor scrubbers and significant ro- tational direction such as floor buffers. Must be able to lift or move boxes and/or furniture with weight of up to 60 Ibs. Re- sponsible for planning, organizing and performing a wide variety of custodial functions which maintains a clean, safe environment for people served and employees at the Life Skills & Transition Center. Requires high school/GED and one year of custodial or facility maintenance experience. Salary range $1,789 to $2,385 per month DOE. The Life Skills & Transition Center's impressive benefits package includes: ' Fully paid health insurance for families or individuals Retirement plan Life Insurance Accrued annual and sick leave Ten paid holidays per year Internal recruitment opportunities Deadline to apply TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014 by 5:00 PM. Reference Job XD 3001381 Please visit our website and apply on-line www.nd.gov / hrms /_fobs /anoforms.html LIFE SKILLS & TRANSITION CENTER 701 West 6th Street, Grafton, ND Anyone needing assistance or accommodation should contact Julie Kosmatka, 701-352-4284 The State of North Dakota is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We operate a drug-free campus. FAIRDALE, N.D. -- cation of apiaries, and over ber of apiaries within a spectors to cover the entire tion and over concentra- On Wednesday, Aug. 13, a concentration of bees. specific area and frustra- state, tion of bees. group of farmers met near Problems of over concen- tion with apparent lack of Farmers are to notify Following the meeting rural Fairdale with Saman- tration result in farmers enforcement of regulations the state if they find api- Ms. Brunner was given a tha Brunner of the North being constantly stung that are currently law. aries that are not regis- tour of an approximate Dakota State Department while working in their Ms. Brunner acknowl- tered. She suggested the five mile area containing of Agriculture. The pur- yards and in their fields, edged the bee industry is farmers work with their 1o- ten apiaries - fifty per- pose of the meeting was,to Improper signage and un- not highly regulated and cal legislators and town- cent of which were unreg- reinforce the farmers con- registered apiaries create stated the Department of ship boards to make pro- cerns regarding bee issues many problems particu- Agriculture can only try to posals to the State Agistered and which con- to the ND Department of larly during spraying, enforce laws that are ap- Committee regarding fu- tained more hives than Agriculture. Area farmers expressed proved by the Legislature. ture changes to current area farmers feel is within Among other concerns their frustration with the She also stated the De- law. reason, thereby helping to discussed was the lack of lack of regulation in many partment is restricted by Farmers agreed to do so create the over concentra- proper signage, unregis- areas of the bee industry budget constraints and along witheducatinglocal tion that they are con- tered apiaries, safety, 1o- including limiting num- only has two part time in- farmers concerning loca- cerned about.