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Page 6 The Star October 1 1, 2021 FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS Workshop aimed at helping people take first steps for farm-based business The Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability (FARRMS) will hold a Farm Dreams workshop on- line, October 28 and November 4 from 6 pm to 8 pm (CDT). The workshop is open to anyone who has dreamed of starting a farm, ranch, or local food business. Farm ,Dreams is designed to provide re- sources, connections, and perspec- tives from experienced farmers to help participants take the first steps toward their farm dreams. This two- part workshop is free of charge. Reg- ister at www.farrms.org/dream. Farm Dreams participants com- Nailing the welcome Members of the Rolla Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors welcomed the owners and staff of the city’s newest business, T&‘A Nails, to the community last week. The business is located just west of the Rolla Dairy Queen in the pristiner remodeled front of the former Rolla Curling Club. From left to right are Tyler Bergsrud, Morgan Garrison, Todd Mears, Cody Tran, Vandy Tran, Chris Tran, Josh Munro, Emma Tran, Minh Dan and Danielle Mickelson. The chamber board members presented the owners and staff with a gift basket, including some the famous fresh popcdrn from Curt's Theatre. ginning farmers in North Dakota and ensure their success. “The desire to farm is powerful — fueled by a love of ' the land, food, and community. But farming is a complicated undertak- ing, and the list of questions is long. Our Farm Dreams workshop is a great place to start.” said Felicity MergritgflPwrpgram Manager of FAR— RMS. With the average age of a US farmer at 57.5 in 2017 (USDA NASS Census of Agriculture), supporting beginning farmers is crucial. Farm Dreams is a steppingstone to enroll- ment in our Farm Beginnings® course, a sustainable farm business course to help bring your farm plete a farming readiness assessment and a Visioning exercise to clarify what motivates them to farm, get their vision on paper, and to inven— tory their strengths and training needs. In the two-part workshop, stu- dents get to know others like them- selves who dream of farming, discuss their hopes and plans, and meet ex- perienced farmers. The workshop provides insight into the successes, challenges, and realities of farming by giving participants the opportu- nity to interact with the North Dakota farmers who navigate the challenges and rewards of farming daily. FARRMS works to support be- Ag fund taking applications for value-added. ideas r Established by the North Dakota ' Legislative Assembly in 2021, the Agriculture and Diversity Develop— ment (ADD) Fund is set to accept ap- ' ' plications that will support new or expanding value-added-agriculture businesses. The businesses must demonstrate financial feasibility, en- hance profitability for farmers and ranchers, create jobs and grow North Dakota’s economy. The funding op- portunities include grants, interest» rate buydowns and loans. In order to apply, the business must be registered with the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office or be a‘ North Dakota resident that diversifies a crop or animal industry and provides collateral uses for agriculture re- sources. Businesses with a majority ownership comprised of North Dakota residents will have priority over ma— jority non—North Dakota-owned appli- cations. The types' of projects may include, but are not limited to: 0 Food production and processing facilities 0 Feed or pet food processing fa- cilities - Commodity processing facilities ' Agriculture product manufacturer 0 Animal production facilities Priority consideration will be given to projects most consistent with the mission of the ADD Fund Committee as established in North, Dakota Century Code 41—01.l. The proceeds may be used to pur- chase or lease equipment, establish a value-added agriculture business, or expand an existing value—added agri- culture-business. Grants must not ex- ceed $2.5 million. The interest rate buydown is up to $500,000 and the loan amount allowed is determined by the ADD Fund Committee. “I commend the North Dakota Legislature for its visionary approach to create opportunities for our agri- culture economy,” stated North Dakota’s Commissioner of Agricul— ture Doug Goehring. “Diversification is a critical element of stabilizing the ag industry in our state.” i ‘ “Bank of North Dakota is pleased . to assist in the administration and distribution of funds for the ADD Fund,” states BND President Todd. Steinwand. “Its flexibility is an im- portant feature as we receive appli- cations and help North Dakota’s economy grow.” Bank of North Dakota is adminis- tering the fund. Visit bnd.nd.gov/ag for more information and to apply. The only state-owned bank in the nation, Bank of North Dakota is overseen by the Industrial Commis- sion, which consists of the governor attorney general and the agriculture commissioner. FARM REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Farm real estate described as follows: PARCEL ONE (Towner County, ND): 0 T wnshi 160 North Ran e 67 West Section 27: NW1I4' PARCEL TWO (Towner County, ND): Township 160 North. Range 67 West Section 34: NW1/4 The properties will be sold as separate parcels, and bids shall be for the total dollar amount. for each par- cel and not per acre. Bids should be filed at GIBBENS LAW OFFICE, Candi), North Dakota, no later than Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 10:00 am. At that time, the bids will be opened and the seven (7) highest bidders will be noti- fied that they will have the opportunity of raising their bids orally on Thursday, October 28,2021 at 10:00 am. The high bidder or bidders of each parcel at the con- clusion of the sale will be notified within one business day of‘the sale if their bid is accepted or rejected. If the high bid is accepted, the buyer will deposit fifteen . percent (15%) of the sales price with Gibbens Law Of- fice Client Trust Account and will have sixty (60) days to make full payment of the purchase price. Failure to make full payment of the purchase price for the land within sixty (60) days will constitute a forfeiture of buyer's deposit of fifteen percent (15%) of sales price as liquidated damages. Sellers will furnish up-to-date abstracts of title, war- ranty Deeds, and guarantee of marketable title. All real estate taxes for the calendar year 2021 and prior years , will be paid by Sellers. . Sellers reserve the right to reject any and all bids. For further information and to receive. a bid packet, please contact: GIBBENS LAw OFFICE, Cando, North Dakota, Attorney for the Sellers. Phone number: 701-968-3342; email: bruce@gibbenslaw.com dreams to life. Farm Beginnings® classes will begin in January 2022. Through education and outreach, FARRMS works to create more farmers, promote sustainable agri- cultural practices, and support a healthy local food system in North Dakota. Learn more about Farm Dreams and all of FARRMS’ programs at WWw.farrms.org or On Facebook and Instagram @farrms.nd. Harris Harris, Anderson honored as Rolla’s students of the month Mount Pleasant School of Rolla selected its students of the month for Sep- tember. Representing grades 10 through 12 is Sydney Harris. She is a junior and the daughter of Shannon Harris. Sydney is involved in band, choir, FCCLA, the National Honor Society and the Science Olympiad. Hunter Anderson was chosen among students in grades seven through nine. He is the son of Cal and Catherine Anderson. Hunter is involved in band, basketball, choir and fnnfkall Anderson Please Join us for the 2021 and MEMBERSHIP DRIVE! Saturday I October 1 6 ® Rolla Legion Cabin , .- p.m. Social Hour *All members welcome! . 6 p_m_' supper than ever, ‘ \ yoursafety matters. Help is availableat your local domestic and sexual violence agency. aycawsno.rthdakota.org/get—help NORTH DAKOTA 00”” ending sexual and domestic violence