Letterwerks Sign City
 
VBC Video
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 

78


Do you think that chain stores in small communities undermine the sales of locally owned retailers?







View Results
Ody's Country Meats

Windbreaks: a long-term investment with environmental benefits


Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Rick Grooters, Conservation Specialist

In many parts of Fillmore County, the constant force of wind exaggerates weather conditions and makes living in these areas seem unbearable. Cost share is now available to assist landowners in the establishment of a windbreak. A windbreak consists of 3-8 rows of both conifers and deciduous trees which are spaced at 16-24’ apart. A well designed windbreak not only slows the wind and provides snow control, but also conserves energy of livestock along with providing habitat for wildlife. The Fillmore SWCD has an excellent selection of trees that are suitable for windbreaks. If you are interested in a windbreak, please stop in our office in Preston or give us a call at (507)765-3878 ext 3. Remember, a windbreak is a long term investment which will add value to your property and provide a healthier environment for you and future generations.

No Comments Yet. Be the first to comment!







Your comment submission is also an acknowledgement that this information may be reprinted in other formats such as the newspaper.