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Bredahl carries on family conservation tradition in Pierce County

TOWN OF CLIFTON--Signs of being conservation-minded are evident around Randy Bredahl's farm.

There have been such signs at the farm along CTH FF in the Town of Clifton for a long time. One of the dams at the place dates back to 1936, said Bredahl, who was named this year's Outstanding Conservation Farmer by the Ellsworth Lions Club and Pierce County Land Conservation Department.

"My dad had a conservation plan," he said, referring to the late Raymond Bredahl. He took over his family's farming operation in 1976 from his father and late mother, Lorraine; he has a sister, Carol, now in Minneapolis, and three brothers, Darwin and Wayne in River Falls, and Larry in Minneapolis.

Read more in the print version of the Herald April 21.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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