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University of Minnesota Extension Edu-cator Jodi DeJong-Hughes evaluated the soil beneath the corn field at Pioneer Park in Brandon. (Echo Press photo by Crystal Dey)

Plotting the future - Douglas County tradition plows into farming advancements

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Farmers in Douglas County are ready to reap this year's harvest. But first they took an afternoon to celebrate the 5th annual Plot Day hosted by the Douglas County Corn and Soybean Growers at Pioneer Park in Brandon. The gathering was held on the last Monday in August.


Plot Day explores advancements in the farming industry and gives farmers an opportunity to exchange ideas they have tested.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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