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Chuck Feikema stands in front of one of the feedlots at Feikema Farms, north of Luverne, with his 2013 Minnesota Cattleman of the Year award. (JULIE BUNTJER/DAILY GLOBE)

Luverne's Feikema named state's Cattleman of the Year

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LUVERNE — Chuck Feikema, former president of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, was recently honored by that organization as the 2013 Cattleman of the Year.


The rural Luverne cattle producer has been involved with the state association for more than 35 years, and has been a strong supporter of the beef industry on both the state and national level.

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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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