Hettinger couple honored during 45th Harvest Bowl

James and Tracey Johnson raise wheat, canola, corn, sunflowers, peas and dry beans on a fourth-generation farm near Mott. – Submitted photo

A Hettinger County family was selected recently for their success in agriculture.

The NDSU Harvest Bowl program recognizes the success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists.

By Duaine Marxen

For The Herald

The success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and eight counties in Minnesota were honored during the 45th annual Harvest Bowl program at North Dakota State University, on Nov. 2.

James and Tracey Johnson raise wheat, canola, corn, sunflowers, peas and dry beans on a fourth-generation farm near Mott.

They have been farming for 20 years and use no-till farming practices. James, a 1998 NDSU graduate, also has been a member of the Hettinger County Crop Improvement Association for the past 10 years and is a 4-H leader in the shooting sports program.

He also was part-time High School Ag and FFA instructor.

Tracey, a 1997 NDSU graduate, taught elementary school for two years. She is a 4-H, Meals on Wheels and community garden volunteer and Sunday school teacher.

The Johnsons have two children.

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