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Julie buntjer/Daily Globe Julie Lopez (left), her daughter Ariana and parents Terry and Jerry Perkins are part of the Perkins family that will be honored Aug. 9 at Farmfest as the Nobles County Farm Family of the Year. Missing from the photo are Julie's husband, Jorge, and son, Ben.

Farm Family honored

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WORTHINGTON -- Tending to the soil and making a living from the land have been constants in the Perkins family lineage since Jerry Perkins' grandfather moved to Nobles County in 1920 from his home in Illinois.

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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 www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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