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Brian Korthals/Daily Globe Laura Ailts will retirefrom Farm Service Agency after 34 years of service.

Ailts to retire from Farm Service Agency

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WORTHINGTON -- When Laura Ailts was hired for her first "real job" nearly 34 years ago, it was with the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Services -- better known as the ASCS office. She stayed with the agency as it transformed its name to the Consolidated Farm Service Agency, and ultimately to the Farm Service Agency.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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