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Kaitlin Michelson holds one of the 2- by 2-foot barn quilts featuring the FFA emblem. The chapter has completed a dozen barn quilts and has orders for more. (BRIAN KORTHALS/DAILY GLOBE)

S-O FFA works to beautify the barns of northwest Iowa

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OCHEYEDAN, Iowa -- In recent years, the Sibley-Ocheyedan FFA Chapter has played an integral role in building tourism for northwest Iowa. The chapter was honored by the Iowa FFA Association for its work in developing a brochure that touted the sites of Osceola County and still leads visitors on a treasure trove of "off the beaten path" places to see.


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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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