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  1. Jan

    1. AgStar Announces 2017 Annie’s Project Schedule (all-day)
      Jan 10 – Feb 14

      AgStar Announces 2017 Annie’s Project Schedule
      Women invited to expand farming expertise through six-week program

      AgStar Financial Services, ACA, is again hosting Annie’s Project, a nationally-known workshop series dedicated to strengthening women’s role in the modern farm enterprise. Sessions will be offered in seven locations in AgStar’s Minnesota service area over the coming months. The first session starts in St. James on January 10.

      Annie’s Project connects women who are passionate for agriculture and helps them develop a strong and well-rounded understanding of their farm and the agriculture industry. The program curriculum examines five areas of risk, including production, financial, marketing, legal and human resources. The program is offered as part of the AgStar Edge, a resource for enhancing industry knowledge through online resources and in-person educational events.

      “AgStar offers Annie’s Project as an opportunity for women to learn about the common areas of risk in farming and prepare them to make business decisions,” said Amy Durand, AgStar Edge Project Manager.

      Launched in 2003, Annie’s Project has successfully reached more than 8,000 farmers and ranchers in 30 states. AgStar began offering the program in 2014.

      The 2017 Annie’s Project schedule is as follows:
      St. James – Tuesdays, from January 10 to February 14
      Rochester ­– Thursdays, from January 12 to February 16
      Worthington – Thursdays, from January 26 to March 2
      Mankato – Tuesdays, from February 28 to April 4
      St. Cloud – Thursdays, from March 2 to April 6
      New Ulm – Tuesdays, from March 7 to April 11
      Glencoe – Thursdays, from March 9 to April 13

      Annie’s Project Retreat also is available for those unable to attend over six weeks. The retreat will be held February 24-26 at the JW Marriott Mall of America. The retreat offers the same content as a regular Annie’s Project session, but in a condensed format. For more information and to sign up for one of the sessions or the retreat, visit AgStar.com/AnniesProject.

      About AgStar:
      AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 550 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural residents, organizations and communities through AgStar’s Fund for Rural America. Visit AgStar.com for more information.

  2. Jan

    1. Benefit Breakfast for Rachel Joramo – St. James
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Benefit Breakfast for Rachel Joramo

      A Benefit – Thrivent Action Team Event

      Sunday, January 15, 2017

      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      American Legion – St. James

      Ham * Egg * Potato Dish * Pastries * Beverages

      Free Will Donation * Silent Auction

      Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 366, St. James, MN 56081, checks may be written to Marge Johnson

      Rachel Joramo was injured in a vehicle accident. She had a brain injury, internal injuries and broken bones. Rachel is a Senior at Butterfield High School

    2. Dad’s Beligum Waffles – Lafayette
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The LAFAYETTE AREA LIONS invite you to

      Dad’s Belguim Waffles

      Sunday, January 15

      Serving 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

      Lafayette Community Center

      All You Can Eat – Serving Waffles * Sausages * Flavored Syrups * Drinks

      Adults: $7.50 in advance; $8.00 at the door

      Ages 6-12: $5.00 in advance; $5.50 at door

      Children ages 5 & under free; Carry outs available

      Advance tickets available from any Lions member or at Citizens Bank Minnesota, Lafayette Branch

    3. Knights of Columbus Youth Free Throw Championship
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Contest Announcement
      Local Knights of Columbus to Sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship

      All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 as of January 1st are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held Sunday, January 15th at Cathedral High School Gym.  Registration at the door starts at 12:00 PM and the contest begins at 12:30 PM. Participants are required to have written parental consent.   In case of inclement weather the contest will be held on Sunday January 22nd.

      The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, regional, and state competitions. Since its beginning in 1972, over 2.5 million youths have participated in the contest.  All boys and girls will shoot 15 free throws and compete in their respective age and gender divisions.

      For additional information contact Martin Mohr @ 507.380.9454.