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Brandon Weidert poses with his calf, Barney, that will be shown in the Nobles County Fair's 4-H Beef Show on Saturday. The fair begins today in Worthington. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

For Weidert, last fair as a 4-H'er is bittersweet

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LISMORE -- While many soon-to-be college sophomores spend their summer break learning through internships or stockpiling cash from a summer job, Brandon Weidert has spent long days on the family farm, pampering his cattle and prepping them for the show ring.


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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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