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Kent and Linda Solberg of Verndale named one of eight area finalists in the 2010 Outstanding Conservationist Award Program.

Solbergs finalists for Outstanding Conservationist

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The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) has named Kent and Linda Solberg of Verndale as one of eight area finalists in the 2010 Outstanding Conservationist Award Program.

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Kent and Linda will be recognized at a Dec. 7 luncheon at MASWCD's 74th annual convention in St. Paul. The awards program recognizes farm families, individuals, conservation organizations and other groups for their accomplishments in implementing conservation practices and improving Minnesota's natural resources.

Of the eight finalists, one will be announced as the State's Outstanding Conservationist of the Year at the Dec. 7 luncheon.

"We're proud of Kent and Linda for what they've done in conserving our natural resources in our area," said Anne Oldakowski of the Wadena Soil and Water Conservation District, which nominated the Kent and Linda for the award. "It's great to be able to recognize the work they've done locally. They've provided a wonderful example for us by being more than willing to share their experiences, knowledge and skills with anyone interested in low input, grass-based farming, and they are known in the community as being conscientious stewards of their farm."

MASWCD, with support from "The Farmer" magazine, sponsors the Outstanding Conservationist Award Program.

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