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Axness reappointed

Mike Axness, Des Lacs, was recently appointed by Gov. Doug Burgum to a second, three -year term on the North Dakota Oilseed Council Board. Axness will represent the flax industry.

Axness is a second-generation farmer on the Axness Family Farm. He and his brother, Roger, produce spring wheat, flax, canola and soybeans.

Sertoma donations

The Bismarck Sertoma Club raised over $4,000 at its Hearing Health Bowling Fundraiser in March to help provide education, support, speech therapy, hearing aids and other adaptive equipment for people affected by hearing health challenges.

The club also recently donated a total of $3,500 to the Abused Adult Resource Center, Ruth Meiers Hospitality House, Charles L. Hall Youth Services, Carrie’s Kids, Tracy’s Sanctuary House, Barry’s Kids, Pride Manchester House, Soup Café, Heart River Brides of Hope, Ministry on the Margins, Welcome House, The Banquet, Scottish Rite Speech Therapy Center and the Community Action backpack program.

Grant for Geaumont

Benjamin Geaumont, with Geaumont Farms in Hettinger, was recently recommended to receive a $8,879 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program for the project "Improving Plant Diversity in Non-diverse Grasslands on a Small Family Farm in Southwest North Dakota."

This grant was awarded as part of NCR-SARE's Farmer Rancher Grant Program, a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration and education projects.

The SARE program is part of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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