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julie buntjer/daily globe John Penning (left) along with his grandsons, Garrett and Rhett Penning, stand next to one of the tile intakes on a parcel where farmable terraces were installed to reduce gullying and improve crop production.

Farmable terraces help crop production, reduce gullies

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WILMONT -- Cost-share dollars offered through the Heron Lake Watershed District (HLWD) can be used for a variety of projects.


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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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