Truman Days seeks help

TRUMAN — Truman Days will hold a planning meeting for all interested people at 7 p.m. Sunday at City Hall.

If you would like to volunteer or provide any comments, please attend. Volunteers are needed for Truman Days chairperson, the parade committee and garage sales. If you are willing to be chairperson, call Mel at (507) 236-2079; for the parade, call Melody at (507) 848-0509; and for garage sales, call Kathy at (507) 776-7091.

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Instant pot cooking – the next level will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Come to the Truman High School home ec room and broaden your horizons on instant pot cooking.

No need to take the beginning class before this one.

This class is hosted by the Fairmont Women of Today at a cost of $16 per person.

You will be able to enjoy the food that is cooked.

Bring your instant pot book to make any notes.

There is also a class scheduled for Feb. 20.

To register, please contact Truman Community Ed by calling Courtney at (507) 327-6917 or email her at studerc@truman.k12.mn.us

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Minnesota State Fair, in conjunction with the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, is accepting century farm applications until March 4.

Family farms are recognized as a century farm when three requirements are met. The farm must be: 1) at least 100 years old according to authentic land records; 2) in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years (continuous residence on farm is not required; and 3) at least 50 acres and be currently involved in agricultural production.

Applications are available online at mnstatefair.org/about-the-fair/awards-and-recognition/; at fbmn.org; by calling the state fair at (651) 288-4400; or at statewide county extension and county farm bureau offices.

Applications are due March 1.

Minnesota farm bureaus sesquicentennial farm program will honor Minnesota families that have owned their farms for at least 150 years.

The sesquicentennial farm program recognizes family farms according to the following qualifications: 1) The farm must be at least 150 years old this year, according to the abstract of title, land patent, original deed, county land records, court file in registration proceedings or other authentic land records. Please do not send originals or copies of records. 2) Your family must have owned the farm for 150 years or more. “Family” is defined as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, first cousins and direct in-laws (father, mother, brother, sister, daughter, son-in-law). 3) Continuous residence on farm is not required, but ownership must be continuous. 4) The farm should consist of 50 or more acres and be currently involved in agricultural production.

Applications are available by writing Sesquicentennial Farms, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, P.O. Box 64370, St. Paul, MN 55164; emailing info@fbmn.org; or calling (651) 768-2100. Applications are also available online at fbmn.org/farm-recognition.

Deadline for application is March 1.

Century farms are not automatically recognized as sesquicentennial farms.

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Please enjoy this Valentine’s Day with those who are special to you.

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