Conservation award

Marsha and Don Hulsing, left, visit with conservation district board member Sue Rowland, right.

Don and Marsha Hulsing have found many benefits to the windbreak they planted 19 years ago to the west of their home.

The Hulsings live south of Axtell in a brick home set amid farm fields and pastures. They created a shelter from the wind by planting a variety of trees and bushes in a half-moon around the home’s west side starting in 2001.