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Red River Valley Development Association Schedules 71st Annual Honor Banquet for Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the U of M, Crookston
March 13, 2009

What: Red River Valley Development Association Honor Banquet

When: Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Noon

Contact: Deborah Zak, 218-281-8684 or

The 71st Annual Honor Banquet sponsored by the Minnesota Red River Valley Development Association has been scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2009, beginning at noon in Sahlstrom Conference Center, University of Minnesota Crookston.

Individuals from northwest Minnesota counties will be honored as Valley Farmers and Homemakers for the good example they have demonstrated in their family life, their community service, their farming or agribusiness operations and their efforts to conserve natural resources.

 Honored couples for 2009 include:

Gary and Barbara Schlauderaff, Detroit Lakes, Becker County
David and Doris Hanson, Hawley, Clay County
Leonard and Kathy Stinar, Bagley, Clearwater County
David and Julie Lindegard, Hallock, Kittson County
Robert and Virginia Neisen, Mahnomen, Mahnomen County
Bruce and Aase Hamnes, Stephan, Marshall County
George and June Aargaard, Ada, Norman County
Richard and Norma Haugdahl, Henning, East Otter Tail
Russell and Barbara Dewey, Ashby, West Otter Tail
Charles and Sharon Naplin, Thief River Falls, Pennington County
Lauris and Clellie Kiecker, McIntosh, East Polk County
Ronald and Julie Reitmeier, Fisher, West Polk County
Orville and Genevieve Knott, Red Lake Falls, Red Lake County
Gordon and Judy Landin, Warroad, Roseau County

Two Northwest Minnesota Youth Leadership Awards of $500 each will be presented to Evan Thomas, Clay County and David Hanson, Pennington County.

Tickets for the banquet are available by calling the Extension Regional Office in Crookston at 1-888-241-0781.

For further information:  Deborah Zak, 218-281-8684 or