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JONI HARMS/DAILY GLOBE Farmers Dave Gonnerman (from left), Fred Hellinga, Calvin Harms and Randy Johnson work to plow a field outside of Harris, Iowa, Saturday afternoon. Nearly a dozen area farmers took part in the event.

Farmers gather for good old plowing bee

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HARRIS, Iowa -- Driving their old tractors out of the machine shed, digging the moldboard plows out of the grove and putting them to work led to an enjoyable stroll down memory lane -- or in this case, an old-fashioned Plowing Bee -- in a rural Harris, Iowa, farm field Saturday afternoon.


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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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