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Down on the Farm: Goodbye - and Hello!


After filing about 760 consecutive weekly columns, it is necessary for me to take a hiatus – not because I am tired, or have run out of wind. No, I am off on a new venture which requires me to suspend the column for a time.

In 2011, I was granted a two-year Bush Fellowship to study eldercare. In addition to attending classes, conferences, workshops and lobbying the legislature, I worked to get an assisted living facility built in my home town of Fertile.

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Eric Bergeson

Eric Bergeson is the third generation owner of Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, Minn., a business started by his grandfather in 1937. He also writes a weekly column for several newspapers in northwestern Minnesota. He has published four books, including most recently Pirates on the Prairie, which the Minneapolis Tribune called "a Minnesota cultural and historical treasure." You can read more from Eric at his website, The Country Scribe