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Press Photo by Bryan Horwath Bob and Linda Jurgens stand next to their feedlot at their ranch near Taylor. The Jurgens were honored as the Ag Family of the Year by the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerence during a banquet on Oct. 22. They have been in business for 54 yeras.

Jurgens honored after 54 years: Taylor rancher, seed salesman receives chamber’s Ag Family of the Year award

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TAYLOR — Bob Jurgens never anticipated getting into the seed corn business after graduating from high school in the late 1950s.

Flash forward 54 years and Jurgens can look back fondly on a career move that has worked out well for him, his family and the many customers of Jurgens Feedlot just west of Taylor.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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