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February 4, 2013

Your View: Quist a forward thinker in many respects

There are those who think about what is best for the present and there are those who think about what is best for the future.

I have known Allen Quist most of my life. Quist’s family, along with my family, and I continue to farm land that both of our families have farmed for generations. One thing I remember well is that Quist was one of first farmers in our neighborhood to use conservation tillage and to install grass filter strips to protect the soil so it can provide the crops for his family to survive.

All of this was done not only before consumers demanded we farmers stop soil erosion, but Quist was employing these practices when most of us farmers were still using moldboard plows. The above just goes to show how much Quist still cares about protecting the soil and how much he wants to protect the state of Minnesota.

Now there have been other ways in which Quist has been a forward thinker, but this letter illustrates why I encourage you to vote for Quist for state representative, District 19A, next Tuesday.

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