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Esko bee farmer awarded grant

John Skalko of Skalko's Bee Farm in Esko was recently awarded a $7,500 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project, "Skalko Bee Farm."

"This project test whether we can convert a shipping container to use for overwintering bees." Skalko said.

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