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Tractors big and small were on hand for this year's Ag in the Classroom event, held Monday and Tuesday at Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Detroit Lakes.

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How fast can a person get caught up in the machinery of a piece of farm equipment?

"Faster than you can blink your eyes," said Jeff Kratochwill, speaking to a group of Detroit Lakes students during an Ag in the Classroom presentation Monday morning.


The longtime Brainerd- area farmer speaks from experience. Kratochwill lost an arm in a close encounter with a round baler almost 30 years ago.

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Vicki Gerdes
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