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Mission Statement: North Dakota Farmers Union,guided by the principles of cooperation, legislation and education, is an organization committed to the prosperity of family farms, ranches and rural communities. UNION FARMER www.ndfu.org North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance helped sponsor the Mandan Rodeo. See page 24 for details. In this issue 6. Devils Lake battle 10. Wrapping up camp 16. Chickens find a home 31. President’s message September 2011 – Volume 58 Number 9 It’s back to school time! FOLLOW THESE SAFETY TIPS WHEN DRIVING: • Eliminate distractions. Taking your eyes off the road for two seconds doubles your chance of being involved in a crash. Set a good example for young passengers and pedestrians. • Obey traffic laws. Use caution when driving in a school zone. • Remember that school zones are non-passing zones. • Always stop for school buses that are loading or unloading students. • Do not pass a school bus with flashing red lights – it’s illegal! Let’s keep our children safe this school year! 2 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Key leaders tour state Scott Stofferahn from Senator Conrad’s Under Secretary Michael Scuse, Area leaders came together to discuss office speaks with area producers. Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven the important issues facing the state. met with area farmers in Minot. In August, acting Under above sea level, which was more programs will cover their losses Secretary for Farm and Foreign than 10 feet above flood stage. after harvest, which will likely Agricultural Services (FFAS) Record-level water levels have extend past the expiration of the Michael Scuse visited with North submerged thousands of acres disaster provisions on Sept. 30, Dakota officials and producers to of farmland, destroyed crops or 2011; and they thanked USDA for discuss and view the effects of prevented them from being planted. granting emergency haying and flooding in the state. “USDA is here to listen and grazing privileges on Conservation “Senators Kent Conrad and help,” said Scuse. “There are Reserve Program land. John Hoeven and I want the families here who have lost their In addition to the Federal Crop residents of North Dakota to know homes and producers who have Insurance program administered that we are here for them and we lost their land. Their lives have by USDA’s Risk Management are providing all of the resources been changed and their livelihoods Agency, the Farm Service Agency and programs available to help affected for years to come. It is administers several additional them get back on their feet after our duty as public officials and as programs that help producers this devastating flood,” Scuse said. Americans to provide a way out of recover from disaster damage and Scuse, Conrad and Hoeven this devastation.” livestock deaths. Among the key toured several areas of the Scuse listened as farmers programs available to address state and spoke with Minot area and ranchers told their stories effects from disasters are the producers at a special luncheon and raised questions. Among Emergency Conservation Program, sponsored by North Dakota them, they asked for clarification the Livestock Indemnity Program, Farmers Union at the Jon and about the Federal Crop Insurance the Emergency Assistance Eleanor Erickson, Diamond T Farm. program rules for prevented for Livestock, Honeybees and The Minot region has experienced planting, an issue that will affect Farm-Raised Fish Program, the worst flooding in nearly four them in future years as well as the Noninsured Crop Disaster decades after the Souris River with this crop season; they sought Assistance Program, and the reached more than 1,560 feet assurances that the disaster SURE program. NDFU president Robert Carlson visited with Senator Kent This co-op tractor was on display at the Diamond T Farm. It Conrad during the special luncheon held at the Erickson farm. served as a back drop behind the speakers. North Dakota Union Farmer DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS/EDITOR: STATE DIRECTORS: The UNION FARMER is published monthly by Anne Denholm Jon Erickson; Ellen Linderman; North Dakota Farmers Union at 1-800-366-8331 • www.ndfu.org Wes Niederman Jr.; Dennis Stromme; 1415 12th Ave SE, Jamestown ND 58401. email@example.com Marcy Svenningsen Annual subscription is $5 for members (paid in President: Robert Carlson POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: membership dues) and $12 for non-members. Vice President: Elwood “Woody” Barth NDFU PO Box 2136 NDFU membership dues are $25 annually. Secretary: Bob Kuylen Jamestown ND 58402-2136 Periodicals postage paid at Fargo, ND. Copies mailed this issue: 35,626 • USPS 016-211 Treasurer: Terry Borstad 3 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org 10 years after the attack Remembering 9/11 by ANNE DENHolM, EDIToR Smoke billows from the Pentagon following the 9/11 attack. Pam Musland photo It was an experience that a Avenue and stopped in front of the grew out of the concrete from group of North Dakota Farmers Rayburn House Office Building to underground parking lots. It went Union members will never forget. visit with other fly-in participants. from calm to chaos in seconds.” Forty-seven NDFU The office building faces the House “On the way back to our representatives were in of Representatives. Someone in hotel, we passed a ladies high Washington, D.C. participating in our group commented that they heeled shoe on the sidewalk. It the National Farmers Union (NFU) just saw people on the roof of the was standing upright. I remember annual legislative fly-in when House of Representatives and wondering how could someone be terrorists hijacked a commercial maybe it was possible to go up that afraid to keep running without airliner and flew it into the there on a tour. We now know their shoe? I asked a young man, Pentagon. All were on Capitol Hill that the people on the roof were who was beside us and talking during the attack and subsequent security personnel.” on his cell phone, if he knew what evacuation of congressional “A black sedan with blackened was happening. He pointed to the buildings. windows came roaring up the sky and said, ‘Look, the Pentagon To be in Washington, D.C. at avenue and stopped in front of us. has been hit.’ There was a plume the precise moment when tragedy Doors flew open, men dressed in of black smoke billowing on the struck and catapulted the country dark suits jumped out and started horizon.” into crisis, is not a memory that fades. “ Vice president Woody Barth explained, “I will never forget. A group of us that were walking near He pointed to the sky and said, ‘Look, the Cannon House Office Building will never forget looking back at a the Pentagon has been hit.’ There was low flying jet over the Washington monument. We realized later it was a plume of black smoke billowing ” the plane that struck the Pentagon.” Pam Musland, former on the horizon. communications director for NDFU, – Pam Musland recounted her experience. “The morning of September 11, my daughter Cally and I were making yelling, “Run, get off the hill! Run!” Musland continued, “When our way up the hill to congressional Suddenly, people came pouring we got back to the hotel, Phyllis offices to photograph Farmers out of the Capitol building and and Duane Gronfur kept an eye Union members on lobbying visits. surrounding office buildings; most on Cally while I went out to take We were walking up Independence were running. Cars seemingly pictures for the Union Farmer. 4 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org It was as if an atom bomb went off... no life, just buildings. The city was in lockdown mode. I saw a helicopter land on the lawn of the Capitol to whisk away someone influential. I walked as far as the Jefferson Memorial, which is as close to the Pentagon as I could get, before I had to return to the hotel due to the police lockdown.” Richard Schlosser elaborated, too. “Mary and I attended the NFU fly-in that fall. Our daughter Kristi was an NFU lobbyist at the time. What I remember most about Some of the North Dakota Farmers Union members stopped in front of the Executive September 11 was the uncertainty. office building for a photo before the 9/11 events occurred. For many of the fly-in participants the uncertainty caused a great deal of tension, especially when they could not call home to speak with their families. Circuits were full and callers could not get through. Flights were cancelled. We were essentially stuck in D.C. – at least short term. The bus ride home was also very memorable. I am not very fond of long bus rides, but that ride home was just fine!” Cooperative member services specialist Dale Enerson recalled that he was in the Cannon House Office Building next to the capitol with his lobbying teammates. “We were waiting to see a congressman A helicopter landed on the Capitol lawn during the evacuation period following the attack. when the police came running down the hall, yelling for us to evacuate the building.” Once outside, Enerson heard rumors floating around the street. He said, “There was supposed to be a car bomb at the state department but that was false. My biggest impression was that there were all these well-dressed people running around. It was like cattle. Everyone was trying to call home on their cell phones. We got back to our hotel right away, ordered food and watched the news from our rooms.” For NDFU board director, Bob Kuylen, it was like being in Streets were deserted after the Pentagon scare. a science-fiction movie. “It was strange to be in the center of the group was unable to keep Our families back in North Dakota things. There were all these men their scheduled flights home and were very concerned about all of in black suits, securing the area, had difficulty rescheduling. Some us and our safety. They had a great and it was organized chaos. The people rented cars to drive back on concern for our well being and the streets quickly became abandoned. their own while others waited for media reports of the attacks on I remember seeing a pair of shoes the chartered bus which eventually, our country added to their fear but sitting in the middle of the sidewalk. took them home on Sept. 15. we were with our Farmers Union People were scared.” Barth concluded, “The fear of friends and family—and that gave Because of airport closings, the unknown was our biggest fear. us all comfort.” 5 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Devils Lake region continues to expand Highway 57 by Devils lake Editor’s note: This is the final get something set up now, it will be because of the water. Some have installment in a three part series. catastrophic downstream.” deteriated so badly, we shouldn’t by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU Local farmer and county leader be running buses on some of these Dan Webster added, “The outlets roads. I don’t think highway 57 is Since 1993, water has are pumping at a rate to keep safe when there are high winds and continued to cover the Devils from topping but not enough to fix waves washing debris all over the Lake area at an unprecedented anything. We have to move a lot place. It’s a losing battle.” rate. Millions of state and federal more water to make a dent in this. North Dakota Governor Jack dollars have been spent in We want to get the water moving Dalrymple has been working with recent years on storing more now. All sloughs around the lake are federal agencies and the state water in the upper basin, raising filling up and there’s nowhere for water commission on plans that will and protecting infrastructure water to go.” stop Devils Lake flooding including and building an outlet. The lake Ramsey County producer adding an outlet and a control has risen more than 30 feet Dwight Noltimier shared that one structure at Tolna Coulee. The outlet and has covered over 200,000 morning he observed a neighbor’s project is expected to cost between acres of land, inundating homes, garage floating up on a road. “Some $62 million and $90 million. Critics businesses and farms. farmers are on high enough ground have pointed to the high operating In June, staff members from but they can’t actually farm the land expenses of the pumping outlets as North Dakota Farmers Union because they can’t get there. The impractical and unnecessary. toured Devils Lake to see the roads are covered.” The U.S. Army Corps of damage and to talk with local Resident Tammy Tollefson is leaders and members. one of those land-locked farmers. Adam Leiphon, vice She has to take a four-wheeler, hike president of Ramsey County through water covered paths, hop on Farmers Union, explained his a boat and drive through precarious viewpoint. “The solution is right roads to get from her farm into in front of our face but no one town. “I am not going to abandon will pull the trigger. There wasn’t my animals but this is getting any legislation introduced this ridiculous,” she said. year to address this problem. There’s also a safety issue. The state needs to step up. If Leiphon commented, “The roads you don’t move the water, it’s Jeff Frith, Ramsey County, up here are in terrible condition explains the growing problem. not going to work and if we don’t 6 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org June 15, 2011 lake Elevation 1455 Feet There’s room for collaboration or agreements on what other actions could be taken as well. It’s been suggested that we create a gravity outlet from Stump Lake in conjunction with the Tolna Coulee project and with that, we might 1870 lake Elevation 1437 Feet have better results. There’s still room for discussion,” Csajko said. Area farmer Wayne Christopherson of Cooperstown 1880 lake Elevation 1433 Feet has been frustrated with the situation, too. “The Devils Lake basin is just that, a natural basin. It is definitely a disaster, but a disaster caused by nature. Now, the state of North Dakota choosing to keep the river out of its banks, is another matter. My 1900 lake Elevation 1424 Feet crops aren’t growing underwater.” In Valley City, local residents 1993 lake Elevation 1422 Feet have been vocal about their concern about water quality. 1910 lake Elevation 1421 Feet However, the North Dakota Department of Health and the State Water Commission awarded a $15.6 million water purification system with reverse osmosis technology which will address DEVIlS lAKE, circa 1940 water quality. The new facility will remove sulfates and other dissolved minerals, resulting in Engineers and the North Dakota a different perspective. They want significantly higher water quality State Water Commission hosted to see the lake levels go down but than the community’s existing two public forums in July to it’s not designed to do that. It is set water treatment plant. solicit public input on the state’s up to prevent and limit catastrophic In a written statement from project to control flows through water flows downstream. People Terry Dwelle of the North Dakota the Tolna Coulee. downstream have a different Department of Health, Todd Sando Their project would consist viewpoint, too. They see any water of the North Dakota State Water of constructing a sheet pile coming from the Devils lake area as Commission and L.David Glatt, core embankment, a stop log exacerbating their problems.” chief of the environmental health control structure, an access The struggle between upstream section, “The very real possibility road, temporary coffer dams and and downstream has created a fair of an uncontrolled release in the use of material borrow and amount of tension. “There was a fair Devils Lake makes clear that disposal sites. Operating rules amount of discussion from upstream flooding in that area of our state is for the control structure would and downstream viewpoints. I think not just a Devils Lake problem or also be included. the project will proceed but there a Valley City problem. It is a North The purpose of the project are definite hurdles to overcome. Dakota problem and we must all is to limit water released work together to solve it.” through the Tolna Coulee in a major overflow event that could cause the coulee to erode and become larger. Because an overflow could occur as early as the spring or summer of 2012, the proposed project must be completed prior to that time. According to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager Bill Csajko, “There were a lot of negative comments at the meetings. People around Farmland like this piece of ground by Cooperstown has been flooded with the Devils Lake see the project from current levels of water. The struggle between upstream and downstream continues. 7 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Women take on wild west by CATHy WANgSNESS, NDFU On Tuesday, August 2, ladies from Mohall, Bowbells, Crosby, Minot, Ryder and all points in between, boarded the North Dakota Farmers Union bus and headed west on the Wild West Ladies Bus trip to Billings, Montana. As part of the entertainment that evening, they were “held up at gun point” before getting into covered wagons and taken to the Western Romance Company steak dinner and entertainment. The group toured the city including a stop at the Preston Boyd Moss Mansion that depicted early turn-of-the-century life. The ladies also enjoyed strolling in the Dan Walt Garden and learning about the different types of flowers along with a lunch. Pictorial Caves, Norine Johnson and Tina Wobbema sitting in a covered wagon. Pompey’s Pillar and Range Riders Museum at Mile City were part of the tour as well. Participants included Leona Funk, Bowbells; Tina Wobbema, Velva; Norine Johnson, Mohall; Kathy Bauer, Cindy Rytter, Wanda Landers, Marie Holter and Beatrice Stewart all of Kenmare; Betty Berg, Douglas; Ardis Burtness, Minot; Fay Knudtson, Donnybrook; Eloise Richmond, Ryder; Connie Rosencrans, Diane Isakson, Kala Wangsness, Betty Ledene, Lorna Carlson, Bonnie Jorgenson and Linda Van Berkom all of Powers Lake; Beverly Fretheim, Ross; Rita Diane Isakson, Norine Johnson, betty ledene, gayleen grote, Tina Wobbema and Newnam and Deanna Haugen, Eloise Richmond were given instructions on how to play the musical instrument of Stanley; Gayleen Grote, McGregor; that time period—the harmonica. Marie Wold, Battleview; Peggy Lien, Noonan; Marie Sorenson, Crosby; Barb Olson, Grenora, and Cathy Wangsness, NDFU Outreach Coordinator. This group of ladies headed to Montana for a weekend full of adventure and fun. ladies were entertained around the Tour stops included the Preston boyd Moss Mansion, Dan Walt garden, Pictorial campfire by Jonathon and Pappy McNiven. Caves, Pompey’s Pillar and Range Riders Museum in Mile City. 8 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Senior youth earn trip by MAlloRy JoHANNES, NDFU Sixty youth from across the state of North Dakota traveled to Medora, N.D. on July 21-22 to see a few historical sites and have some fun in the town. Youth in grades 7-9 earned the opportunity to go on an overnight trip to a North Dakota destination after completing one year of senior day classes and attending one senior camp prior to 9th grade. After a long bus ride, the group was ready to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather by hitting the outdoor pool and the mini golf course at the hotel. Later that evening, they attended the Medora musical where youth learned about The sheriff from a shoot-out performance holds up two campers. Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the badlands as well as life in the Marquis and his wife, Medora. The youth ended the day old-west. The group then explored the with the Historic Walking Tour The next morning the group history of ranching, rodeo, and the throughout the town of Medora set out to learn about the history western lifestyle of the plains at the and visiting the Harold Schafer of the town and about early life in North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Heritage Center. Both provided the badlands. They began at the before stepping outside to witness a an opportunity to learn about the Chateau de Mores. They toured the shoot-out performance, where a few history of the town. The group then 26-room Chateau that was once summer staff counselors were part boarded the buses and headed for home to the founder of Medora, the of the act. home. Enjoying a “dip” in the pool. Campers looked at a map at the Harold Schafer Heritage The group learned about the founder of Medora, the Marquis, Center to see how far apart they all lived. on the Historic Walking Tour throughout the town of Medora. 9 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Camp wrap-ups for the year – by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU Over 1,000 youth explored their potential and attended North Dakota Farmers Union camp this summer. Josh Norby, Member Education Coordinator, explained, “We were pleased with our camp attendance this year with 636 juniors and 407 senior campers for a total of 1,043 youth. It was an amazing summer despite the flooding conditions that caused a few scheduling issues for us. Our summer staff was exceptional and the kids had a great time.” Camp programming focused on developing positive and constructive attitudes about individual capabilities. Participants were encouraged to develop concern for others through teamwork and team building. At the end of each session, campers vote for a peer to represent them on the State Youth Advisory Council. The council plans the following state camp programming and activities. The council meets three times during the year and attend two senior camps the following summer at no cost. mini golf This year, five new members were elected by their peers to SYAC. They include: Paige Cote, daughter of Jeff and Barb Cote, Casselton Kerstan Swift, daughter of John and Julie Grimm, Ellendale Mikaela Long, daughter of Mike and Sue Long, Berlin Lauren McMillan, daughter of Jeff and Ruleen McMillan, Wimbledon Cassidy Weber, daughter of Bradley and Jill Weber, New Rockford. During the summer, campers start a cooperative to run a camp store, selling candy, soda, T-shirts and other merchandise. Students learn how a cooperative operates, setting the cost of shares, electing a board of directors, and choosing a name. The board members work in the store throughout the week under summer staff supervision. On the last night of camp, a banquet is held along with the co-op store liquidation meeting. In most cases, cooperatives pay out dividends to members; however, rather than receiving a few dollars each, the campers donate the profits to a charity selected by popular vote. Over the years several thousands of dollars have been donated to various charities around the world. Profits from this year’s co-op store totaled more than $5,100. One special charity has garnered support from National Farmers Union as well as from the North Dakota youth camp. canoeing Howard G. Buffett, a Midwest farmer and hunger advocate, has offered to match every dollar given through Farmers Union members to the Feeding America project, up to $50,000. The Feed America mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks. It is a project funded through the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. According to NFU president, Roger Johnson, Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. He explained, “Every year they reach 37 million hungry Americans, and nearly 14 million of them are children! And because their network of local food banks is so amazingly efficient, every single dollar you give is worth $17 in food and groceries. That means with the matching grant, every dollar helps provide $34 worth of food for hungry families.” costumes 10 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org State Youth Advisory Council named dances flip flops tournaments swimsuits 11 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org co-op store sunshine 12 campfire Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org banquet games Y ’all come back next year!!! 13 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Cutting hair makes difference by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU For the second time in her life, Karissa Erdmann of Goodrich, N.D., cut her long hair. It wasn’t in order to get a new hairstyle or to make a fashion statement. Instead, Erdmann made the change in order to donate to cancer patients needing wigs. Erdmann explained, “I cut my hair about five years ago when I was in eighth grade and again, this spring. I figured somebody might get some use out of it. It’s a way to make you feel really good about doing something that benefits other people. I was going to get a haircut anyway.” Erdmann is a sophomore at Minot State University studying elementary education. She is a past Torchbearer and attended Farmers Union camp throughout her youth. She said, “ I was raised to think of others. Plus, my aunt was diagnosed with cancer and has gone through surgeries, radiation and rounds of chemotherapy. She lost her hair and had to wear a wig. It really hit home.” About 8”-12” of hair is needed for a single donation and about six to seven donations are required to make one wig. There are several outlets to donate hair and each have their own separate requirements. In general, hair must be clean and dry before cutting. Most do not accept chemically treated hair or hair swept off the floor. Hair is usually braided or put in a pony tail before being cut and sent away in a padded envelope or plastic bag. Erdmann said she encourages anyone who is able to make a hair donation. “It’s really easy to do and makes a difference to people struggling with cancer,” she added. Karissa Erdmann checks out her new style at the salon. Apply now for scholarship opportunities The North Dakota Grain Dealers Bismarck State College: Williston State College: Agriculture Industry & Technology Agriculture Agribusiness Sales and Educational Foundation is taking Agriculture Transfer Management applications for financial aid for the Dakota College at Bottineau: Agriculture Transfer Agriculture Transfer Agronomy Technician 2011-2012 school term. Application Dickinson State University: College of Agriculture, Food Systems and deadline is September 30, 2011. Agricultural Studies – Business/Marketing Natural Resources Applications can be downloaded or Soil Science options North Dakota State University: Agricultural Sales and Service – Agriculture Agribusiness – Management, Agribusiness from www.ndgda.org or requested Marketing or Agribusiness Financing Business Management or Technology in by writing the Foundation office Agriculture specializations; Agriculture Transfer Agricultural Economics or by calling 701-235-4184. Eight Fort Berthold Community College: Agricultural Systems Management awards of $750 per person are Agribusiness Sales & Service – Business or Applied Technology anticipated. Students must be Agriculture Transfer specializations; Plant Sciences – Crop & Weed Science: enrolled in one of the following North Dakota State College of Science: Agribusiness or Biotechnology options; Crop Production Sales & Technology curriculums: Agriculture Transfer Food Science Soil Science Agricultural Systems Management (NDSU Transfer) 14 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Former NDFU youth spends summer interning in New York by MAlloRy JoHANNES, NDFU Napoleon, N.D. was one of two The youth program helped interns whose primary job included give Young an appreciation for assisting correspondents with agriculture and taught him lessons travel, producing content for “World that he still applies to life today. News with Diane Sawyer” and He recalled an instance from All assisting with news briefs. States camp in Colorado that he Although it is a first for Young has applied to life, whether he is in to be working with Sawyer, he has North Dakota or New York. experienced working with ABC After seeing a couple campers network. Young volunteered to help make remarks about a shy with network coverage during the camper’s appearance, he witnessed 2009 flood and was later hired to be a counselor take them aside and a Midwest freelancer and produced explain to them that it takes all coverage of this spring’s flood. Last types of people. year, Young worked as an intern for “From then on, whenever I ABC News Now, “World News” and came across someone who was “Good Morning America.” different from me, I took that Young was an active NDFU advantage to learn from them and youth who participated in summer grow,” commented Young, “It’s also Andrew young day classes and camps and was a a great lesson because as my New A former Logan County, North 2007 torchbearer award recipient. York experience has taught me, you Dakota Farmers Union youth “I enjoyed my experiences in are inevitably going to work with spent his summer interning with Farmers Union and their youth many different types of people.” ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer program is a program I recommend in New York. Andrew Young of to all students,” said Young. Bound for Wesley Acres A group of Emmons County junior youth campers departed for Wesley Acres on July 24. Sixteen campers boarded the bus at linton and an additional four joined in Hazelton. bus driver Jeff Willer and logan County junior counselor Rochelle bitz welcomed the campers on the Farmers Union bus. 15 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org A Country new venture for Morning Joy Farms has been an overwhelming success, according to owners John and Annie Carlson of Cleveland, N.D. The Farmers Union members began raising chickens for eggs and meat last year. It has more than doubled their chickens family-owned business. What drew the Carlsons to pastured poultry was the difference in taste and nutrition, both of the eggs and meat. Also the low start-up cost and quick turnaround were definite benefits for this small farm. John explained, “It’s been a good investment with a profitable turnaround. We were only going rule to do three batches of chickens but we’re completely sold out. We’ve had to expand and order more.” A new batch of egg laying chicks are ordered each year, alternating breeds to help distinguish the birds from year to year. Selection is based on several factors including weight, roost nature, ability to forage and winter hardiness. “We’ve raised 360 broilers this year,” added Annie. “We don’t advertise, it’s all word of mouth. People want to know where their food comes from and these chickens are straight off the farm to their freezer. “ by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU Two breeds that have been good choices for Morning Joy Farms are the Black Australorps as laying hens and Rainbow Rangers as broiler chickens. The Australorps have black Morning joy Farms is owned and operated by John and Annie Carlson with children: Jana, 3 and Henry, 2. Their daughter Eleanor, 6 months, was napping. The chickens are raised in bottomless pens which are moved daily to fresh grass. The pens protect the chickens from predators and inclement weather while still allowing the birds access to fresh grass and bugs. Son Henry checks out the baby chickens. 16 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org feathers with a green sheen and lay a brown egg. They are big hens, weighing 6-8 pounds. The Ranger broilers are generally butchered at nine to eleven weeks of age. These chickens eat about 20 percent of their diet in green forage and love bugs, frogs and grass. For three weeks, the baby chicks live in a brooder housed in the Carlson garage. A heat lamp hangs in the center of the pen, offering warmth and light. The Carlson’s add green chop to introduce the chicks to real food and by three weeks, they are ready for the range. The chickens are moved Henry inspects the chickens. to bottomless pens in the pasture area. The pens offer protection from move, yet heavy enough to stay on “We were surprised it predators and bad weather. They the ground,” John said. “I’ve had to worked so well. We monitored are moved daily to allow access to tweak the design and rebuild two the temperature and used deep fresh grass and alfalfa. pens that blew away in the wind.” bedding. The composting action “We’ve really learned a lot in of the bedding added warmth and John also refashioned a toolbox the first year. We’ve had to increase they were fine all through winter,” from his pick-up to be used to the weight of our pens because Annie said. “Chickens are pretty store chicken feed on a pickup box they need to be light enough to hardy and ours thrived in all the trailer with a large poly water tank that can be moved to fill and be natural light.” near the pens. The Carlson’s mix The chicken business has gone their own grain rations in addition so well for the farmers that they to the natural vegetation found on are branching out this fall. “We’re the pasture. By moving the pens going to do something new and each day, the Carlsons are able to add turkeys this year, just in time decrease their feed output costs for Thanksgiving. We’ll see how it and keep the birds healthy. goes and have fun with it,” Annie The Carlson’s also built a concluded. hoop house to protect the laying John and Annie have three hens over the winter. It allowed children: Jana, 3; Henry, 2; and the chickens to continue laying Eleanor, 6 months. The family lives eggs throughout the season and south of Cleveland, N.D. and would provided adequate shelter for the love to help anyone interested in brood. They did not provide any growing and marketing pastured Jana carefully handles a baby chick. supplemental light or heat in the poultry. hoop house. John picks up a chick out of the brooder. Jana gives the range chickens a bite of grass. 17 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Clean-up in Minot NDFU sends volunteers to help by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU Fifteen volunteers stepped up to help with clean-up efforts in Minot. Staff members and volunteers from the state office for North Dakota Farmers Union headed to Minot on Tuesday, Aug. 16 to assist with flood recovery. Fifteen volunteers worked at the home of Sgt. Andrew Cavallo, a North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance customer in Minot. Cavallo is a member of the National Guard and has been fighting the flood himself in communities all over the state. He has sandbagged in Bismarck, worked with the Fargo and Grand Forks flooding and around the Minot area. His own home was flooded Volunteers wore masks to protect them from any hazardous fumes. with over 15 feet of water and now stands with a cracked foundation, molding walls and sheet rock and plaster. ruined possessions. NDFU volunteers helped The group project was organized by All Hands Volunteers strip the house down to the studs, removing all in Minot. According to president Robert Carlson, “After seeing the devastation, we wanted to show our support and help. This is just a small way for us to give back to the community.” Announcements for candidates Candidates for the office of district director, state vice president or state president may announce their candidacy in the North Dakota Union Farmer in an issue published not more than 60 days prior to the state convention. Such announcement shall be submitted to the office of the president. The announcement shall not be longer than one type-written, double-spaced, 8-1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper or the electronic equivalent and may be accompanied by a photograph of the candidate. The announcement must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the publication of the Union Farmer in which the announcement is to be carried. The announcement and a one-column photo (if available) of the candidate will be published on a prominent page(s) in the Union Farmer. The Union Farmer issue immediately prior to the state convention will contain a listing of all those candidates that have submitted such announcements for publication in the Union Farmer. Debris was taken outside to the street for disposal. 18 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Common sense prevails Update for for ag transportation rules farmers The U.S. Department of regulatory guidance concerning Transportation’s Federal Motor the distinction between interstate U.S. Department of Carrier Safety Administration and intrastate commerce is not Agriculture Risk Management (FMCSA) recently announced necessary. Generally, the states Agency (RMA) has changed that it has no intention to propose and the industry have a common the qualification requirements new regulations governing the understanding on this point. To the for farmers who want to obtain transport of agricultural products. extent that fact-specific questions prevented planting insurance The agency also released guidance arise, the Agency will work with the from three to four years. The designed to make sure states States and the industry to provide change is intended to assist clearly understand the common a clarification for the specific farmers who have experienced sense exemptions that allow scenario. difficulties due to excessive farmers, their employees, and · Commercial Driver’s License - moisture in their fields over their families to accomplish their Federal regulations allow states to recent years. day-to-day work and transport their make exceptions to Commercial Beginning with the 2012 products to market. Driver’s License (CDL) regulations crop year, a crop must be After hearing from concerned for certain farm vehicle drivers grown on the acreage at least farmers earlier this year, FMCSA such as farm employees and one of the previous four years initiated this review to make sure family members, as long as their if a farmer wishes to qualify. states don’t go overboard in vehicles are not used by “for-hire” The states of Iowa, Minnesota, enforcing regulations on agricultural motor carriers. After considering Montana, North Dakota and operators, and to ensure consistent the public comments, the Agency South Dakota are covered by access to exemptions for farmers. has determined that farmers who the change. All other policy No regulations will be proposed rent their land for a share of the provisions must also be met. for any new safety requirements or crops and haul their own and the “The requirement to be changes to the rules governing the landlord’s crops to market should able to bring an insured crop transport of agricultural products, have access to the agricultural CDL to harvest in one of four years farm machinery, or farm supplies to exemptions given by the states. improves program integrity,” or from a farm. · Implements of Husbandry - said RMA administrator William Three critical issues: In a perfect world, farm vehicles Murphy. “It also helps to meet · Interstate vs. intrastate would only operate on farms, while the needs of farmers in the commerce - Since the difference commercial trucks would operate prairie pothole region, where between the two has been on public roads. FMCSA has some acreage has not been determined by the U.S. Supreme determined that most states have available to plant since the Court and other Federal courts, already adopted common sense 2008 crop year due to flooding FMCSA has limited flexibility to enforcement practices that allow and excessive moisture provide additional guidelines. The farmers to safely move equipment conditions.” Agency has concluded that new to and from their fields. Right foR you. Scott Cramer, Casselton 19 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Reaching GUEST COLUMN: out to you STEVE DHUyVETTER, PRESIDENT DIVIDE CoUNTy FARMERS UNIoN At the New Century Ag annual meeting this spring, Steve Dhuyvetter was asked to address the audience. Here is an excerpt of his presentation: Last year at the annual meeting, some resolutions to the bylaws were approved by the members regarding check offs… The money for this check-off is and that includes crop insurance, taken out of the patrons retained disaster payments as well as earnings if, in fact, a profit is direct payments. made in that year. Some of you Farm organizations are what already have this automatically Congress look to in order to come done if you do business with up with what is needed most Farmers Union Insurance. by producers like you and me. by MAlloRy JoHANNES, NDFU Others may pay a cash The more members you have For Vivian Hernandez, working membership on a yearly basis. the more they will listen to you. with members across her region Still others may choose not to be North Dakota is in the top three is very rewarding. As an outreach members at all. states nationally for existing coordinator for North Dakota I think it is important for all of memberships in Farmers Union. Farmers Union, Hernandez gets us to get involved with some sort Roger Johnson the former North to participate in a wide variety of farm organization. Especially Dakota Ag Secretary resigned of projects. “There is always in the wake of what we are his position so he could serve something different; that’s what facing right now here in western as National Farmers Union I like about it—the diversity,” she North Dakota. No crop, no roads President. Therefore, I believe said. and a big question mark about North Dakota is well represented As one of nine outreach “when is it going to end”? We are in Washington by our National coordinators, Hernandez serves as close to the end of another farm Farmers Union. a regional member link between program and funding looks bleak Each year, Divide County staff, members, insurance agents at best for the next program that Farmers Union helps send youth and affiliated cooperatives of NDFU is put in place. Where would to summer camp. They are and eight North Dakota counties, we all be sitting this spring if we reasonably priced camps where Adams, Billings, Golden Valley, didn’t have some kind of crop kids can go have fun and learn a Bowman, Slope, Dunn, Hettinger, insurance to at least partially bit about how co-ops such as NCA and Stark. offset this magnitude of disaster? work and how each patron owns Hernandez also coordinates How much difference would it and shares in the business. We and plans events for members, make to each producer if there also make scholarships available including bus trips. “The bus trips wasn’t a permanent disaster to youth that have attended yearly are really fun. They are one of program in place and was just classes throughout their school the highlights. You meet a lot of being asked for in Washington years. really great people on them,” she D.C. now? The $25 North Dakota commented. Already the focus is on Farmers Union membership She recalled one bus trip cutting farm programs by at fee may well be the cheapest in particular where they took a least 25% in the 2012 farm bill representation you can get. women’s trip to Billings and went to the play Hair. Before the show, the group was told it was a little you’Re neveR alone racy, but after seeing people’s facial reactions to certain parts of contact the play, Hernandez could tell the group was not expecting it, “It was your funny to see people’s expressions during the show, including my local agent own,” added Hernandez. today! “It’s a great job,” Hernandez said. “I get to meet a lot of people in the area. It’s nice to be able to work a flexible schedule and everyone on the outreach staff is bob Marquardt, Minot Ryan Heuchert, grand Forks really great to work with.” 20 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Donation ships to Guatemala Hundreds of malnourished Guatemala is physically about children in Guatemala will half the size of Minnesota yet has soon receive much-needed almost three times as many people. protein in their diets thanks to About 51 percent of Guatemalans a donation from Northern Food live on less than $2 a day and 15 Grade Soybean Association. percent live on less than $1 a day. Approximately 40.8 metric tons of Half of all Guatemalan children soybeans were loaded at SK Food under age 5 are chronically Specialty Processing in Moorhead, undernourished with some regions Minn. into shipping containers experiencing rates as high as 80 to start the 2000-plus-mile trip to percent, these are the highest rates Guatemala. Member companies of in Latin America and fourth highest the Northern Food Grade Soybean only helps meet immediate needs in the world. Association including Dakota Pride in fighting hunger, but it creates “Through NFGSA’s mission, to Cooperative, donated more than local business opportunities with promote and support the health 190 30-kg bags of soybeans each the SoyCows.” and growth of northern food- for a joint World Soy Foundation A “SoyCow” is a processing grade soybean production, we and Food For The Poor “SoyCow” system that can grind and cook are pleased to participate in the project. whole soybeans into soymilk to donation of high-quality soybeans According to Dakota Pride make beverages, soya “cheese” to foster soy-based nutrition to executive director Leland “Judge” (tofu), yogurt and other soyfoods. those who may not otherwise Barth, “This is a excellent way to The SoyCow can process about have reliable food sources,” said help people less fortunate than us 4 pounds of raw soybeans into Tara Froemming of SK Food while at the same time promoting 4 gallons of nutritious soymilk or International. Dakota Pride Cooperative to a yogurt in about 20 minutes. The The Northern Food Grade potential new market.” nutritious by-product can be used Soybean Association contributors “The World Soy Foundation in breads, spreads and many other are Brushvale Seed Inc. of deeply appreciates the rapid foods. The World Soy Foundation Breckenridge, MN; Richland response that the Northern Food and its partners have worked with Organics of Breckenridge, MN; Grade Soybean Association groups in multiple developing SK Food International of Fargo; showed when we identified this countries that use the SoyCows SB&B Foods Inc. of Casselton, ND; opportunity to do so much good to produce foods for orphanages SunOpta Grains and Food Group in Guatemala,” said World Soy and still have food available of Moorhead, MN; Unity Seed of Foundation Executive Director to sell, making the operations Casselton, ND and Dakota Pride Nathan Ruby. “This donation not economically sustainable. Cooperative of Jamestown, ND. Recognizing top pRoduceRs Throughout the state of North Dakota, our team of Farmers Union agents are working hard for you. Find your local agent in your hometown to discover ways to keep your family, farm and business safe and secure. Farmers Union Insurance is the Premiere Partner for the North Dakota High School Activities Association and proud sponsor of many community events. Be sure to ask about our many policies, tailored to city or farm, home, auto, life, long-term care, crop, small business or contractors. lIFE ANNUITIES & loNg TERM CARE AUTo FUMI PERS. lINES FUMI CoMM. lINES Richard gehrke Daryl Kudrna lance gulleson Al Weigel Donn Frahm Hillsboro Dickinson lisbon Napoleon New Rockford 21 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org ing up Rodeo da ys R op by ANNE DENHolM, NDFU A parade kicks off the event. Chuck wagon races, barrel racing, bronc and bronc bull riding were just a few of the main events at Mandan Rodeo Days held July 2-4 this year. According to rodeo committee chairman and North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance District Sales Director, Neil Ness, it was another rewarding success for the annual event. Ness elaborated, “One of the things we do each year is choose a charity for which we do some fund raising. Wrangler, which is a corporate sponsor of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys barrel racing is one event featured at the rodeo. Association, endorses two charities. One is “Tough Enough to production like this just doesn’t hospitality area. Wear Pink” which helps to support happen on its own. It takes a year Cash prizes help drive breast cancer research. The other of planning and many volunteers excitement to the event with just started a couple of years ago to make this a success. This over 460 contestants registered and is the “Wrangler® National planning includes lining up about including former world champions Patriot™ program. This year we 60 volunteers and putting each and top ranked cowboys and promoted the Patriot program and of them in a job that they feel cowgirls. raised over $6000 for two veterans comfortable doing and doing it well. “We have a pretty good purse from the area.” One of these jobs is turning a race for them,” Ness explains, “We “This was our first year with track into a rodeo arena, which isn’t added $42,000 to the purse here our brand new arena and brand easy.” so we`re the highest paying rodeo new chutes,” added Ness. “Our Several committees take care in North Dakota and one of the attendance was up by 1,200 people of all of the tasks needed to put on highest in the Badlands Circuit. over last year. The stock was great. a rodeo. They include arena setup, It’s worth it for them to come here We had a full slate of contestants security, sponsors, advertising, to try to win a lot of money during each night and the chuck wagon public relations, charity, grand cowboy Christmas.” races were exciting.” entry, trade show, queen contest, North Dakota Farmers Union For decades, Ness has been ranch rodeo, banners, script, Insurance is one of the major event involved with the Mandan Rodeo. kids events, ground preparation, sponsors for Mandan Rodeo Days. He explained, “Putting on a sponsorship dinner and cowboy 22 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org A message from Founding Farmers restaurant Ways to use fresh berries Summer may be officially • rich, robust jams and spreads coming to a close, but September • slice and use as a colorful is a great time to use fresh topper for a cake layered strawberries and raspberries in w/fresh whip cream your home cooking. • flavorful addition to iced tea, Some of the prettiest red lemonade or punch fruits around, the sweetness of • a berry coulis to drizzle on pie, strawberries pairs perfectly with the cake or ice-cream richness of raspberries, making for • scrumptious smoothies and a sensational mix of bright, bold milkshakes flavors. • switching it up: if a recipe calls There are so many ways to for raspberries, switch it up with add these fresh, seasonal berries strawberries and vice versa to your table. We, at Founding (keeping sugar content in mind) Farmers, use them in everything Here are some tips to help Safe Storing: from our Fraise Fling cocktail to our you make the most of your fresh Store fresh berries in a single B Baby’s Beignets served with a strawberries and raspberries this layer in an airtight container in the raspberry coulis dipping sauce! And season: refrigerator. Line with paper towels here are some easy tips from our Perfect Pickings: to absorb moisture, so berries stay kitchen to yours … Strawberries: as strawberries super fresh. Try using raspberries and do not ripen further once picked, Usage: strawberries as: choose fragrant, bright red For peak flavor, use berries • a simple, refreshing fruit salad strawberries to use in your cooking. within 2-3 days, and do not rinse • sweet additions to your favorite Raspberries: to get the most until just before serving. Once chopped green salad of the sweet, fruity flavor, choose ready to serve, rinse gently in cold • a deliciously flavorful fruit tart plump raspberries that are a water to remove any excess dirt. or cobbler vibrant, rich, deeply-red color. Serve chilled or prepare as needed. In a cabin on scenic lake Isabel, ladies gathered for a german cooking demonstration at the Marvin and Adeline Wolf residence. Adeline shared her recipe and demonstrated with the ladies the art of making strudel. The event was planned by ladies who are part of the North Dakota Farmers Union women’s program in logan County with outreach coordinator Terri lang. Strudel Recipe 2 eggs 2 cups milk (warm) 1 tbsp. salt ½ cup warm water ½ tsp. sugar 1 tbsp. baking powder ½ of ¾ cup sugar ½ cup oil 1 tbsp. yeast 5 ¾ or 6 cups flour (bread flour) Mix ½ c. water, ½ tsp. sugar and 1 tbsp. yeast, let Host and hostess Marvin and Adeline Wolf led the cooking demonstration on how to make strudel. set to raise. Beat eggs, add warm milk, salt, baking powder, sugar and oil. Mix well and then add yeast. Add flour little at time and stir. Make a soft dough and let rise about one hour. Divide dough into four balls and roll ¼ inch thick about 6 inches across. Brush each roll with vegetable oil. Let rest for 20 minutes. Carefully stretch dough as thin as you can. Roll up to look like a rope. Cut into 3 inch pieces. Place on a floured cookie sheet. Let raise about 20 minutes in a warm oven. Set oven at 150 degrees, then turn off and set in strudels. Put 2 tbsp. oil and ¼ cup diced onions in electric skillet. Saute onion then add 2 cups of water with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then place strudel in pan. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes until you hear them fry. 23 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Activities around the state Attending the ACE conference in Winnipeg were, front row from left: NFU Education Director Maria Miller; Jennifer luitjens bahr, RMFU. back row from left: bonnie geyer, SDFU; bruce Miller, youth met for day classes at the Heritage Center, west of MFU; lauren Clary, KFU, Dale Enerson, NDFU. Cavalier, N.D. ACE is a membership organization that brings together educators, researchers, cooperative members, and cooperative developers from across cooperative sectors and national borders, resulting in ideas that enhance cooperative development, strengthen cooperatives, promote professionalism and improve public understanding. Pembina County youth attended a second day class. McClean County Farmers Union picnic was held at the garrison City Park. Driving this tractor is Daniel Hinkle. At right: At the Mclean County Farmers Union picnic, 6th grade student Jaden Reiser reported on his junior camp experience at Heart butte. He received funding from the A cow and calves stop to enjoy the view on the east county to attend camp. river road, just south of Medora in the badlands. At lake Upsilon, the Towner County youth director, laura Dease, held day classes and a picnic outing. Pictured in the boat are state director Terry borstad and wife Mary. Captain of the pontoon was Jeff Farbo who gave an excellent tour of the lake and beautiful lake homes. Dean borstad Towner County board of director, grilled burgers. 24 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org MARK YOUR 3 MN Vikings/ Green Bay Packers CALENDARS at Green Bay, WI November 13-15, 2011 LADIES ESCAPE TO THE CITIES October 21 - 23, 2011 • $330 TRIP ATTRACTIONS • Mystic Lake Casino/Hotel • Chanhassen Dinner Theater - “Hairspray” • Cathedral of Saint Paul • Landmark Center TRIP ATTRACTIONS • Moscow on the Hill • James J Hill House • Lambeau Field • MN State Capitol • Favre’s Steakhouse • Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit - Minneapolis (See Favre’s personal trophy case • Albertville Outlet Mall w/autographed jerseys etc) COST INCLUDES For Additional Information • Transportation • Attractions and for reservations call: $633.00 per person dbl occ. • Lodging with/breakfast • 4 group meals 800-366-8331, ext 108 INCLUDES SPONSORED BY THESE FARMERS UNION COUNTIES: Deadline: September 9 • Transportation • Barnes • Dickey • LaMoure NDFU membership required: • Shuttle to and from Stutsman • Emmons • Logan • McIntosh $25 per family. Lambeau Field • 2 nights lodging (double occ.) Ladies Wine & Dine Tour with breakfast • Game Ticket Enjoy some September 16 - 18, 2011 • Pregame Tailgate Party @ (Friday - Sunday) “Me” Farve’s Steakhouse–3 hrs. Leave the hubby and kids at home. prior to game - all you can time! Tour ND Wineries, Mansions and eat and drink Bed & Breakfast with a stay at a casino. Registration deadline: Oct. 1 Tours subject to availability. PICKUP LOCATIONS For Reservations, Contact: Jamestown • Fargo 800-366-8331, ext. 108 Must be 21 to attend. TO MAKE RESERVATIONS: Deadline: September 2 Please visit www.ndfu.org to print Sponsored by these off a reservation form Farmers Union Counties: or call 1-800-366-8331 ext 108 Adams, Billings/Golden Valley, Bowman/ NDFU membership required: Slope, Dunn, Hettinger, Stark, Grant, $25 per family. McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver and Sioux. (To become a member go to www.ndfu.org) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: North Dakota Farmers Union is seeking a full-time Research Technician for a staff position at the state office in Jamestown, N.D. Responsibilities will include locating, gathering and analyzing information and data for the organization’s goals. Work will entail routine research, statistics and evaluation studies. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree. A background in NDFU and agriculture is preferred. Contact Brenda at 1-800-366-8331 ext. 102 for an application and job description. Application deadline is September 19, 2011. 25 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org County Activities • BURKE COUNTY • McLEAN COUNTY September 27 – Board meeting • 8:30 a.m. October 11 – Board meeting • 8:30 a.m. Powers Lake Community Center Bev’s Cafe, Turtle Lake October 24 – County Convention • 109, Lignite November 1 – County Convention • 6:30 p.m. Garrison City Hall • GRAND FORKS COUNTY September 20 – Board meeting • 6 p.m. • RENVILLE COUNTY September 21 – Board meeting • 9 a.m. Grand Forks Speedway Stacey Johnson home October 24 – County Convention • 6 p.m., tent. • RICHLAND COUNTY Damm Bar & Grill, Larimore October 9 – Fairmount Local annual meeting & • GRANT COUNTY potluck • 2 p.m. • Fairmount Fire Dist. Hall November 4 – County Convention • 6 p.m. MT October 23 – County Convention • 5:30 p.m. • Our Place Cafe, Elgin Immanuel Church, Hankinson • election & reports potluck (utensils & beverages furnished) • GRIGGS COUNTY September 12 – Board meeting • 11:30 a.m. • SARGENT COUNTY October 23 – County Convention • 5:30 p.m. Pizza Ranch, Cooperstown Gwinner • KIDDER COUNTY • STARK COUNTY September 6 – Board meeting • 8 p.m. September 26 – Membership event • 5:30 p.m. Pettibone Fire Hall Donald & Anamary Muth home • LaMOURE COUNTY • LaMOURE COUNTY October 30 – County Convention • 6 p.m. October 30 – County Convention • 6 p.m. LaMoure Supper Club • WALSH COUNTY • LOGAN COUNTY October 29 – County Convention & harvest brunch September 8 – Board meeting • 8 p.m. 10 a.m. • Adams Cafe Downtowner, Napoleon • plan convention which will • WELLS COUNTY be held October 17 October 26 – Appreciation Night • 6 p.m. Pizza Ranch, Harvey • meeting to follow aAW2Y iP E d A V GI AT BIG IRON Come to our booth AL06 • All CB boxes can be used for silage and grain in the Ag building to with optional extensions and rear door nquiries register for a free iPad2! • Several beater options for pen pack, compost, Dealer I ed separated manure, poultry litter, bio-solids, etc. Welcom • Fits any CB Artex by Redwood unit What do you want • Heavy-duty gear drive • 600 to 1200 cu. ft. sizes available to see in the • Works with all types of manure • Heavy-duty steel construction 2012 Farm Bill? • Spreads up to 60’ wide • Truck mounts also available Take our touch screen survey. • Hydraulic live chain floor for faster unloading • Plastic floors throughout for less drag and longer life • Silage and combination manure trailers are available in many sizes and options 26 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS FOR SALE FOR SALE FARM EQUIPMENT CIH 8230 30’ swather, 1,000 pto., bat reel; CIH 8220 25’ swather, 540 pto., U-2 finger Redekop straw chopper, fits 1680 thru 2388; 1974 Series 1 900 Versatile; 1973 900 reel. 228-3934, Dave Biberdorf, Willow City. Series 1 Versatile; 2 - 11’ Sun Raker pickups, FOR SALE excellent condition; Cenex 2,200 bu. grain FOR SALE 7720 Titan Two combine, 4,282 hrs. on bin to be moved; transport trailer for combine 28’ - 53’ semi storage trailers; 40’ high cube machine, 1,500 hrs. on engine, has a 925 container; 48” flatbed & curtain van trailers, header; truck mounted drill fill augers, could header with trailer and 212 pickup header, new 36’ hopper bottom trailer, single axle be used to fill air seeder cart. 228-3161, chaff spreader and straw chopper, always converter dolly & forklifts, delivery available. Lathan Romsas, Bottineau. shedded, JD goes thru it annually, $19,000; 474-5780, www.rydelltrailers.com, Richard FOR SALE Westfield auger, 8”x51’, swingout hopper Rydell, Fairmount. New Holland Series 2300 16’ hay header with and pto. drive, $1,800; 2,000 gal. water tank FOR SALE conditioner, low hours, in very good condition, on custom made trailer, 2 Briggs motors, 1954 IH SW D9, new paint, good fresh below book, will fit NH Pivot-tongue, NH self hose reels and meters, 100 gal. hopper propelled tractor or bi-directional; International overhaul, good rubber and puller, belt pulley; for chemical, $4,000; business band radio M tractor w/Farmhand hay basket & manure 1955 IH SW D9, new paint and tires; 1956 system, 12 Motorola mobiles and 3 handheld, fork; NH Model 276 square baler. 597-3730, IH SW D9, good original tractor. All three run base station w/phone patch, professional firstname.lastname@example.org. Larry Nagel, Shields. perfect. 843-5068, Randy Binstock, New SWR, all cables and antennas, 450 mghz, Salem. FOR SALE $2,000, great for large farm, gravel business or custom combining. 838-6653 or 898-0183, FOR SALE IHC 20’ combine header with 9” pans and Jon Kuehn, Minot. IHC Model C, 12V, new rear tires, clutch, brake drum; Massey 20’ straight header, like new, discs; IHC 7’ mounted mower; hydraulics w/wo transport, $1,200; 42’ Wilrich field FOR SALE for 2 row cult., wheel weights; IHC 50T baler; cultivator, $1,200; 1-318 Chrysler motor, Pole bale trailer, hauls 6 bales; New Holland Schulte RS hyd. rock picker; F10 Farmhand good cond., $175; 2 - Ford 240 6 cyl. motors, 849 big round baler, makes a 800-900 bale, w/weigh all Snoco bale loader; h.d. Russell rebuilt, $200 ea.; 1-22’ IHC bean pickup not used for last 4 years, quit cattle. 944- Reliance 10’ grader; 10’ h.d. V packer; 5 header, good cond., $800; 1-1460 IHC 2473, Warren Samuelson, Adams bottom packer w/hitch; 8 steel grain bins w/ combine, nice cond.; 2 - 8 row Harriston bean steel floor, 1,000-12,400 bu.; 6’ JD combine knifers. 447-2467, Russell Makeeff, Mercer. FOR SALE 18’ Versatile 400 SP swather, good canvas, w/2 cyl. motor & ground driven reel; new & FOR SALE tire and motor, $700; 590 OMC baler, works, used 10:00x20 truck tires; IHC 2 row hyd. JD 3940 corn chopper 30” 2 row W 5’ hay cult. for H or M; Peterson dual rims, 18.4-34 to head $6,000 obo.; Gehl l2’ silage dump $500. 943-2491, Adam Hoff, Wing. 232.1-30; Letz 163 burr mill. 584-2025, Elmer wagon, $1,200 obo.; Knight little aggie FOR SALE Lemke, Bentley. feed wagon, $4,500 obo.; 10”x60’ Hutch 850 NH round baler for parts; 50’ Huskie FOR SALE grain elevator w/ electric drive $l,200 obo.; pickup sprayer, foam marker; 1963 Chevy 32.5’ Summers Diamond disk, 25” blades, Marlex 80’ pickup sprayer w/8 hp. Honda truck, steel box, good hoist – needs drivetrain single harrow section, excellent shape. 756- engine, $2,000 obo.; 76’ 3/4 ton Chev. work; 1979 F150 4 WD. pickup; sq. bale 6953, Bruce P. Johnson, Mohall. pickup, $l,000 obo.; l,000 gal. tow between elevators – damaged; end gate drill fill; chemical cart with hyd. pump, $4,500 obo.; diamond fertilizer box with tarp. All make FOR SALE Sioux-K overhead utrough l2 x 80 w/ electric offers. 529-4421 or email@example.com, Bob 560 gallon fuel tank with pump; Hypro centrifugal pump with electric clutch, new in drive, $9,000 obo. 683-4809, Phil McDaniel, Finken, Douglas. Englevale. box. 626-7367, Gene Spichke, Balfour. FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE 1995 25’ sunflower 1010 header with 9“ 836 Versatile tractor, 15 speed, PTO., 18.4-38 1555 Oliver tractor, loader, & grapple fork, Lucke pans, good condition, always been in gas, nice older tractor; 2009 TD 5050 New tires; 18’ Versatile swather, Ford engine: 1976 a shed, can use header trailer for transfer, Holland tractor, new loader grapple fork, joy Chevy truck, 350 engine, 15’ box with roll tarp, $5,000. 784-5987, Dave Brossart, Lansford. stick 3 pt., 268 hrs, FWA., like new; bumper 38,980 miles, stored inside. 438-2482 or cell FOR SALE short box, red, for a 2009 F250 Ford pickup; 701-341-0764, Milton Wisness, Maddock. Case 1270 tractor, 1,000 pto, 2 hyd., Featherlite horse trailer, 4 horse, rear tack, FOR SALE powershift transmission, 136 H.P., 8,400 hrs., 6’, short wall self contained, living quarters. Arkfeld livestock platform scale with cage, $5,700. 764-6410, Casey Lund, Killdeer. 400-4137, Bill Sailer, Hebron. 1,600 lb. capacity. 983-4269, Bob Schriefer, FOR SALE FOR SALE Golden Valley. Super MTA in real nice shape with 320 dual FOR SALE Gleaner R Series headers - 1-25’ 500 Series loader; H IM with older 7’ mower; H JD 8”x50’ pto. grain auger. 583-2518, Gilmen flexhead, 1-8x30 older corn head, 1-30’ for parts. 320-5556, Joseph Schumacher, Gunderson, York. straight head w/finger reel-needs work, 2-30’ Pettibone. bat reels. 424-3742, Jeff Dewald, Napoleon. FOR SALE FOR SALE CIH 1015 header with Sund raking pickup. FOR SALE 350 New Holland baler, stored inside, with 4 steel 3,500 bu. bins to haul away; MM “U”, 839-2424 or 833-2352, Greg Simonson, Minot. one for parts, ready to bale, $1,200. 391- 1951, running order; AC WD, new rubber. 6404, Patrick Roehrich, Washburn. FOR SALE 647-2607, Norman Mueller, Kulm. JD 21’ 800 windrower, shedded. 337-6385, FOR SALE FOR SALE Curtis Kohler, Max. 14’ diameter Cenex 2,000 bushel steel bin to 2004 3 row 1085 Gehl corn cutter, 30” row, be moved. 646-6393 leave message or 490- FOR SALE bought new, always shedded, like new 1265, Duane Thompson, Sanborn. 1Set of Lucke sunflower pans from a 20’ IH condition, cut about 1,000 acres; Richardton 810 head. 776-6928, Chuck Teigen, Rugby. FOR SALE silage wagon, Model 1200 in good condition; 21’ JD 590 MacDon swather; 18’ #10 Versatile FOR SALE 1966 Chevrolet truck, V8 with 18’ box with IH 810 straight header, 24’, above average swather. 220-6566 or 843-7185, Wayne silage end gate. 952-5055, Martin (Bill) condition. 797-3666, Randy Ressler, Hoger, New Salem. Kruger, Jamestown. Cooperstown. FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED Rowse 12 wheel straight rake, like new Schwartz silage wagon, good condition, $500 7’ bucket for John Deere 148 loader or a condition. 263-1427 or 768-2672, Terry Keller, obo. 537-5368, Warnie Cargo, Towner. complete loader. 852-1150, Art Oen, Minot. Bantry. FOR SALE WANTED FOR SALE 1969 Chevrolet 2 ton truck, 350 motor, 15’ Parting out 850 Versatile, have some good Gooseneck flatbed trailer, 2 lok axles, 25x5, steel box, roll tarp. 465-3096, Rueben Miiller, parts including engine complete with injector no junk! 400-4137, Bill Sailer, Hebron. Anamoose. pump, starter and alternator and much more. WANTED FOR SALE 947-5871, Darrell Anderson, Sheyenne. IHC 656 Farmall or 544 tractor for parts. 263- 1976 Chevy 1 1/2 ton truck with 14’ box, 366 FOR SALE 1427 or 768-2672, Terry Keller, Bantry. motor; 16’ bale rack to put on truck to haul International Model A tractor, rubber, tin, WANTED bales. 758-2273, Wendell Hanson, Ryder. paint, fair, in good running order, $1,450; Int. Exhaust manifold for 4100 IHC 4x4 whl. FOR SALE W-4 gas tractor, tin, paint and rubber very tractor, DT-429 engine, part #315780R-2. Layman hay mower, 8 chain, pto., 24x13. good condition, parade ready, $3,000. 663- 327-8156 leave message, Rodney Rudolph, 525-6344, Arnold Kraft, Karlsruhe. 5978, G. H. Schaner, Mandan. Dawson. 27 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS WANTED FOR SALE FOR SALE Flexible harrow sections; 15”-15 1/2” disc 1973 Olds Delta 88 Royal 4 dr. hdt., 60,000 For Sale: Canola end-cutter $600; 760 MF blades with 7/8” square hole; 8’ X 24’ fitted actual mi., 350 Rocket engine, runs good, grey-cab combine w/ pickup and 20-ft straight tarp. 635-0108 Arnold Seibel, Harvey. slight body damage from tornado, been in headers; 40’ Haukaas markers for air seeder. storage for several years. 259-2140, Myron 351-0913 or 656-3654, Paul Overby, Wolford. WANTED Fowler, Michigan. Woods Cadet 60 trailing mower. 247-2264 or FOR SALE WANTED 270-0184, Harold Severson, Lakota. 4 horse Frezno; 2 horse slip, equipment used Snowmobiles, 1980 or older, need not run, JD snowmobiles preferred. 435-2618 leave in old coal mining to uncover the coal. 846- message, Duane Thoms, Courtenay. 7552, Ernest Skjelvik, Dodge. FEED AND SEED WANTED FOR SALE Used Model A parts - shock absorbers, rear 2002 16’ Crestliner fishing boat, 50 hp. Honda hub, horn, 1928-29 rear fenders to fit pickups, motor, Yacht boat trailer & canopy cover, coupes, and roadster; front fenders for any $6,600. 739-4846, Dianne Torrey, Grand Forks. FOR SALE 1929 Ford Model A; right solid left with wheel Winter Wheat Seeds: Decade – new NDSU/ wel; left door for 1928-29 Model A pickup; FOR SALE MSU release; AC Radiant – winter hardy, strong also looking for a 6’ 3-point snow blower. 337- Sears Craftsman router and 2 cutting bits; straw, resists wheat curl mite so breaking the 5446, Melvin Birkholz, Garrison. round head lights, fits Lincoln or Ford; green bridge to manage wheat streak mosaic aluminum mail box; 14 gal. gas on wheels; less critical; New crop round alfalfa and ditch 1981 Ford Custom 4x4; Dr. Borwn Bailey bales. Finken Seeds, 529-4421 or bfinken@ LIVESTOCK western hat, size 7 1/2; 8’ maroon fiberglass ndfu.org, Bob Finken, Douglas. pickup topper. 228-3161, Lathan Romsas, FOR SALE Bottineau. FOR SALE 13 yr. old Sorrel gelding, been used in 2011 large alfalfa/grass hay bales with plastic mountains elk hunting, stout, very strong. 337- FOR SALE twine weighing 1,200 lbs. 983-4269, Robert Keystone movie camera, projector & screen, 5826, Steve Krueger, Garrison. Schriefer, Golden Valley. mint cond., $50; old cameras; old postage FOR SALE stamp albums; 2 pair womens new Nikken FOR SALE AQHA 17 yr. old Chestnut mare, quiet, broke 2010 Sorghum Sudan hay; 2011 alfalfa/grass cardio shoes, sizes 7 & 10; new men’s Dexter to ride; AQHA 8 yr. old Bay mare, quiet, halter hay; 2011 oats/alfalfa hay; bales weigh 1,500 bowling shoes, size 9; large food dehydrator; broke. 720-0827, Gary Schell, Velva. lbs. 337-5826, Steve Krueger, Garrison. new Calif. king bedspread; Maytag wringer FOR SALE washer; steno machine; 4 new Georgia FOR SALE Young Chuckar partridge; Bobwhite quail; mudflaps; cream cans, milk & cream bottles; Big round bales of prairie hay and heavy duty Reg. miniature horses (mostly paints); antique lawn decorations: cart, wheelbarrow, pallets. 324-2948 evenings, Jerry Axtman, miniature donkeys. 324-2948 evenings, Jerry plow, cultivators, wheels; 1 pkg. new grey Harvey. Axtman, Harvey. T-lock shingles; old push mower & grass catcher; glass gallon jars; small safe. Call MISCELLANEOUS 701-572-7427. Mavis Coppe, Williston. VEHICLES FOR SALE Evergreens 5 -8 feet tall, in baskets for easy FOR SALE moving and transplanting, pick up or delivery. FOR SALE 33” Snapper mower with grass catcher; Planting services also available. 640-0103, 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo, in good enclosed trailer, $350; radiator shutter for IH Joel Lyons, McLeod. condition, $3,500. 252-9194 or 368-8470, “H”, $100; new RV toilet, $100; valve grinding FOR SALE leave message or ask for John or Brenda, set for JD “B”. 635-0108, Arnold Seibel, Harvey. 6550 Hesston windrower, 21’ double swath John Schrade, Jamestown. FOR SALE with Perkins diesel engine, has new starter FOR SALE Neon bar signs - Budweiser, Miller Lite and new rebuilt diesel pump, in good 1990 Ford pickup, ext. cab, 4 whl. drive, 5 & others, starting price as low as $75; condition, $6,500 obo. Clem F. Schaaf, spd., 13,000 mi. on overhaul, $2,000 obo. Budweiser Clydsdale clock/light; Budweiser Bowman. 246-3426 or 550-0959, Jay Heinz, Rolette. beer mugs and steins. Will negotiate! 265- FOR SALE 2315 or 549-2429, Jim Livingood, Cavalier. MF 750 combine, shedded, no rust, good FOR SALE Polaris Sportsman 500, excellent condition, FOR SALE paint, high inertia cylinder bars and concave, 110 hrs., rack on front and rear with chrome Horse collars & related items; 45 used utility like new; pickup head, 20’ grain table, 20’ extenders, chrome bumpers front and rear, poles, 35-50’ long; new tires: 1-10:00 R20 soybean head and 6 30” corn heads; Vermeer $5,000. 947-2993, John Steinbach, New Dunlap steel radial SP777, 16 ply, new tube Super J baler, shedded; 15 bale hay wagon, Rockford. & flap; 8 used sidewinder LT 245/75/15, 10 built on truck from 18’ Miiller offset disk, heavy ply; 4-225/60/R16 M & S; 4 used Firestone disk cuts good; IH chisel plow, 17’ with grad FOR SALE P265/70/R16 M&S; 3 Michelin P225/60/R16 No. 55; Wilrich 31’ chisel plow, have ext. to 17’ Winnebago camper, nice shape. 437- M&S. 584-2025, Elmer Lemke, Bentley. 35’; Willrich field cultivator, very good; United 2486, Ernie Stamnes, Enderlin. FOR SALE Tools chain type rock picker; 64’ Herman FOR SALE 2 wagon wheel hub lamps; 1 Colliers drag; Marflex pickup sprayer, 60’ front 1947 Willy’s Jeep, CJ2A, original condition, magazine, June 1951; Look, Life, Post, mounted booms; 500, 800 to 1,000 gal. fuel some rust and dents, in running order, $2,500. Saturday Evening Post magazines dates in tanks; 1961 Chev. 13’ flat bed with 2x10 plank 302-0037, Roger Westby, New Rockford. 1963’s; Captain’s ship wheel converted to sides with hoist;1965 Dodge truck, 5 spd. table; good prices. 928-0681 or write: Crystal trans., 17’ wood box and hoist; 1974 Dodge FOR SALE Hanna, PO Box 121, Hettinger ND 58639. truck, tandem axle, 18’ steel box and hoist; 1975 Pontiac Grandville, 2 door, a hard-to-find FOR SALE 1974 Int. truck, steel box, 15’ hoist. All trucks classic in nice original condition; restore or Tire chains for 14” tires, $35; backpack have current license and good engines; drive as is; original baby blue paint, very nice sprayer, $15; vinyl folding banquet table, heavy duty wagon hoist, new, never used; interior, electric windows, factory AC, 400 $15; table lamp, $25. 349-4179, Betty Jo 1979 Chevy 3/4 ton 4 whl. drive pickup; cattle motor, little rust (surface only). $4,900 obo. Hvistendahl, Ellendale. rubs and mineral feeders; 2 lick tanks, large 489-3662 or 320-9280, Emma Kleingartner, FOR SALE size, like new, have 2 wheels; 2 feed bunks, Montpelier. 4 good used tires, P-245/75R16 Dunlop steel; tires - 750x19 and 750x19.5, one new, FOR SALE others good; used different sizes of truck and AT20 Grand Trek, $100 for all 4 tires; 4 good 1981 Buick Century, auto on floor, bucket 3/4 ton pickup tires; tractor fronts. 252-6455, used tires, 215/65 R16 National Anthem, $100 seats, air, factory installed V8 4.3L motor, mint Myron Tarno, Jamestown. for all 4 tires; 2 good used tires, 215/65 R16 condition.Ph: 597-3730 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Cooper Life Liner Touring SLE, $50 for both FOR SALE Larry Nagel, Shields. tires. 693-2306, Steve Vetter, Harvey. 1969 Mercury Monterey, 4 dr. sedan, one WANTED owner, bought new, always shedded, 28,000 FOR SALE 1964-1966 Chev. 1/2 ton pickup; 1964-1966 act. mi., mint condition, interior and exterior IH 1460 combine w/IH pickup, well Chev. truck with good box and hoist. 628- maintained, rotor and cage replaced. like new, pioneer plates. 524-2897 or 789- 2130, Jerry Lumley, Stanley. 650-1265, Dennis Loewen, Sykeston. 0509, David C. Wigen, Finley. 28 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE 1963 2 ton Ford truck, St. Paul hoist, Omaha GM pickup 2008 Vortec Max with trailering Gear box drive from a Westfield auger, has wood box; Owatonna grinder mixer; 35’ package, equipped for 10,500 lb. load secondary drive for jump auger with reverser, multi-weeder; 590 28’ John Deere swather. capacity, Model #CC10543, short box crew $400; straw chopper for a JD 9600 combine, 459-2708 or 720-1789, L. Smith, Sherwood. cab, 1500 2 wd., gas, with 5th whl. 12K super good hammers & knives, no cracks or welds, glide auto hitch, 3500 watt generator with $800; 35 ton Reiten hyd. press with many FOR SALE electric start; 2009 31’ 5th whl. Cross Road dies, $6,500 new, asking $5,000; garbage Grain bins, must be moved, 5 bins totalling Cruiser, alum. structure, 3 slide-outs, central compactor for 1 ton truck, 5 yds.; 7 VHF 15,000 bu.; 1979 Ford Econo van, 56,000 air & heat, auto vent fan, 10 gal. electric or 2-way radios, antennas, power supplies, 2 original mi., $550; 2005 Chrysler Sebring, base antennas, cords and power supplies, LP water heater, DVD player, 2 tv’s and all 65,000 mi., $6,900. 721-2863, Brenda all radios are programmable; 1990 Ford F350 accessories to hook up at campsites. Picture Martinson, Granville. dually, auto, 6 cyl, 86,000 mi., flat bed, tool can be seen online at www,bismanonline. FOR SALE com, ad #316888. 425-1208, Harold boxes, heavy hitch & fifth wheel, has hyd. New quality MDS band farm loader & Blumhardt, Ashley. wet kit, $3,000; 16” - 10 ply. trailer tires, 50% skidsteer buckets, grapples, bale spears, tread or better, will deliver, $240 tires asking FOR SALE $50 ea.; 10 hole aluminum wheel pilot how bale carriers, bale grabbers, manure and rock Ranch style house to be moved; 84’ Detroiter type & 4 wheels and tires for a 2007 Jeep forks, mounts to fit most loaders; scoops on trailer house, 16’x80’; Z Moline; 230 IHC Liberty, 225-75R16; Austin Western front hone include 8’ JD 148 & 158 with/without swather, 16 1/2’ head, good running order; axle with tires and wheels off a road grader; grapples; 8’ JD 740 quick tach; 7’, 8’ & 9’ Hough 50 payloader. has fire damage. 286- complete Model 1200 grapple fork assembly Kayker quick tach; 7’ & 8’ Euro tach; 7’, 8’ 7383, Curt Hettich, Regan. for skidsteer, $1,800; M IH tractor, Schwartz & 10’ Bobtach scoops; 4 & 5 tine new style wide front end, 12 volt, good paint, with 3 pt. grapples; New Koyker 545 loader for FWD FOR SALE (will sell 3 pt. sep.), $2,400. 789-0966, Allen tractor (or 2 whl. dr.); good heavy Ezee-on 966 tractor w/dual loader and new tires; Gruman, Cooperstown. loader w/JD mounts, w/8’ quick tach scoop; 300 utility tractor w/mounted mower; 8’ tree 2 - Owatanna 596 roll balers, parts; 2- Gehl cultivator; 8’ stock rack for pickup. 452-2923, WANTED 17/0 roll balers; 2-380R50s on JD stub Oscar Kemmet, Wishek. Prairie dog hunters to hunt on my land. disks w/wo. 10 bolt adapters; 8-20.8R42 Make reservations now. Ph: 597-3730. Email: FOR SALE Firestone@ 60-70%; 10-20.8x38@40-60%; email@example.com. Larry Nagel, Shields. 1963 2 ton Ford truck, St. Paul hoist, Omaha 6-18.4x38@40-60%; 2-23.1x26@40%; WANTED wood box; Owatanna grinder mixer; 35’ 3-20.8x34@60%; 4-380/80R38 FWDs @ 70%; 2 good used 750-65-38 Trelleborg tires. 320- multi-weeder; 590 28’ John Deere swather. 2-380/85R34 FWD’s @ 90%; 2-18.4R42@ 7391, Howard Stemen, Dickey. 459-2708 or 720-1789, L. Smith, Sherwood 50%; 4-18.4R42x14 ply.@80%; 2-13.6x26; 2-13.6x28; 4-14.9x28@75%; 2-14.9x24; FOR SALE OR RENT WANTED 2-16.9x38’ 2-15.5x38@80%; 16.9x30; New cabin, located on Douglas Bay, west of Zenith console and chairside radios from the 18.4x30;10:00x16, 4rib fronts; 6-new Garrison. 337-5826, Steve Krueger, Garrison. 1930s and 1940s, will pickup in ND, need not 710/70R42@ old price; 2-new 12.4R24 FWD’s; be working. 883-5489, Fred Beehler, LaMoure. may deliver. 709-0103, Allen Wald, Edgeley. FOR SALE JD148 loader w/7’ bucket, grapple avail.; new 72” Bobtach manure fork, grapple avail.; new JD Bobtach bale spear; JD 7’ heavy duty bucket w/Euro-mount; nice F-11 loader; F-11 parts, pumps, valves, cyl., main frames, u-channel uprights, dozer attachment carriers, scoops, grapples, etc.; 1975 Dodge 3/4 T,, 2x4, club cab, $550; JD 42” casts with rims and 10 bolt dual rims for 18.4x42 tires; new Rancher heavy chrome grill guard for 09-11 Dodge 1500 pickup; 2005 Kawasaki KFx700 , low hrs. fast. 709-0103, Allen Wald, Edgeley. FOR SALE Large 3 bedroom ranch style home, one owner, 2,700 sq. ft. home in Ashley, 2 1/2 baths, family room with fireplace, formal dining and living room, kitchen with built-in appliances, lots of cupboard space and built- in desk, laundry room with washer and dryer, heat pump with electric heat banks and air conditioning, all rooms have baseboard heat with individual thermostats, central vacuum, 17’x20’ basement, furnace and storage room, lots of storage space in 4’ high, 2,350 sq. ft. cemented floor crawl space, new water heater and dish washer, 23’x15’ attached garage, 20’x40’ detached double garage with efficiency apartment with dishwasher, washer, dryer and tv, new landscaping with Rain Bird water timer system, home can be purchased furnished or unfurnished, pictures can be seen online at www.bismanonline.com, ad #322146. 425-1208, Harold Blumhardt, Ashley. FOR SALE Skidsteer, quick attach manure bucket with grapple fork, $2,750. 839-2424 or 833-2352, Greg Simonson, Minot FOR SALE 2000 John Deere 930 flex head with pickup reel in very good condition, $17,700; 24’ reel for an LM Gleaner header, $400. 572-7194 leave message, Rodney Miller, Williston. 29 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Haak selected for leadership program Anderson named general manager After an extensive search and evaluation process, the North Dakota Farmers Union Board of Directors has selected Mark Anderson to be the next General Manager of Farmers Union Service Association and Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company. Anderson will be working North Dakota Farmers Union with Odean Olson for an interim staff membership coordinator transition period, prior to Olson’s Jessica Haak was recently retirement effective Jan. 1, 2012. selected to participate in the North Anderson has been the Dakota State University Extension Controller of Farmers Union Mutual Service’s rural leadership Insurance Company (FUMIC) development (RLND) program that and Farmers Union Service starts in December. She is one Association, Ltd. (FUSA) since May & Associates, a regional public of 26 participants throughout the of 2006. He commented, “I am accounting firm located in Minot state and will spend 18 months honored to be chosen and excited and earned the designation of developing skills to help shape to begin my new position and look Certified Public Accountant. Mark the future of their organization, forward to the opportunity to lead has since held senior management community and state. the company.” positions with legal, internet-based, The 2011-13 program consists Born and raised in Minot, transportation and higher education of in-state seminars with experts Anderson graduated from Bishop entities. on topics such as leadership, Ryan High School in 1985. After Anderson has been married economic development and spending two years at Minot State to Melanie (Gessner) since 1994, agriculture; tours of agricultural University, Mark transferred to and they have three children: and community businesses; trips to the University of North Dakota Maximus, age 10, Matthias, age 8, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis and completed a Bachelor of and Marielle, age 3. They reside to meet with agricultural, business Accountancy degree in 1989. in Jamestown. He is the son of and governmental leaders; and Shortly after graduation, Mark the late Maynard and Maxine a trip to Brazil to learn about began working for Brady, Martz Anderson. Barth appointed to international agricultural and community issues. Participants will learn leadership skills, such as thinking critically and creatively, communicating effectively and advisory committee managing conflict. They also will North Dakota Farmers Union learn about agricultural and rural vice president Woody Barth has policy, the agricultural economy been appointed to a four-year term and future trends that could affect on the United States Department North Dakota agriculture, finding of Agriculture Agricultural Technical innovative ways to fund local and Advisory Committee for Trade regional development projects, (ATAC) in Animals and Animal marketing, civic engagement, Products. The committee provides a the value of coalitions and formal mechanism through which partnerships, industry and the U.S. government may seek community advocacy, and how to advice and information from the work with the state Legislature. In private sector. addition, they’ll create a network of The committee will advise the contacts and resources they can Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. tap into for ideas, answers and Trade Representative concerning support, and they’ll use the skills the following: negotiating objectives entered into; and, other matters they’ve learned to improve their and bargaining positions before arising in connection with the operation, business, organization, entering into a trade agreement; administration of the trade policy of community or region. the operation of an agreement once the United States. 30 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org President’s MESSAGE by NDFU PRESIDENT RobERT CARlSoN Change happens at NDFU Sometimes we are not aware system, it is energy efficient and with us on a part time contract to of how much change goes on comfortable. Be sure to stop by assist us with strategic planning around us until we can see it in to see our new conference center and organization. On the Farmers front of our eyes. You are looking with state of the art audio/visual Union Insurance side, the Board of at it now as we unveil the new equipment and remote interactive Directors has selected a successor format of the Union Farmer to you capability. Members are welcome to Odean Olson, who will be retiring this month. to tour the facility anytime during as General Manager of Farmers Nothing perks up our attention regular business hours. Union Insurance. After an extensive like something familiar in a The NDFU staff has also search and interview process, Mark new package, and we thought it seen some changes over the Anderson, who is currently the was time for this fine publication to past couple of years. Many of financial controller of the Mutual get a new suit of clothes and add the veterans have retired or Insurance Company, was chosen to more color. We’ve also included moved into other occupations be the next general manager. more original stories about people and we have new, young and These changes are all made to and places in North Dakota as excited staff members with lots better accomplish our goal to better well as legislative and cooperative of original ideas and boundless serve our members. That is not news. This publication is our main enthusiasm. Jessica Haak in changing and it continues to be our educational arm and the most membership, Anne Denholm, our mission statement: “NDFU, guided visible contact we have with our communications director, Tyrel by the principles of cooperation, members. We are always working Schlecht, our technology specialist, legislation and education, is an to make it more interesting and Carla Edinger, outreach director, organization committed to the valuable to you. Josh Norby, education director, prosperity of family farms, ranches There have also been Sue Paulson and Eunice Olivier and rural communities.” That is our considerable changes at the state as associates, have all joined us job, and it will continue to be our office. Our state headquarters in within the last couple of years. Mark job here at the state office. I hope Jamestown recently completed a Watne is the new staff executive you enjoy this new issue of the total remodeling project. With a director following Gary Orman’s Union Farmer. Best wishes for a geothermal cooling and heating retirement and Pam Gulleson works successful small grains harvest. FoR THE lATEST NEWS, ClICK oN: WWW.NDFU.ORG 31 Union Farmer • www.ndfu.org Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America, ND Division 1415 12th Ave SE PERIODICALS – POSTAGE PAID PO Box 2136 Jamestown, ND 58401 Address Service Requested FOR FALL FLY-IN INFO: Scan the code or go to: www.ndfu.org
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