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Daran and Christina Borth, along with their children Dustin and Derek (not pictured), were recently named as Outstanding Conservationists of the Year by the Becker County Soil and Water Conservation District. Daran Borth says he believes conservation is important to preserve the land for future generations — not just his sons, but his grandchildren too. VICKI GERDES/TRIBUNE

Borths are SWCD Conservationists of the Year

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Since 1998, Daran and Christina Borth have owned and operated a beef cattle, dairy and grain farm in rural Menahga.

“All that was here was a house, an old garage, a loafing shed and hay shed,” said Daran Borth.

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Today, the farm is not only home to the Borths and their two sons, Derek, 17, and Dustin, 14, but also to about 60 head of dairy cows and 10-20 beef steers at any given time.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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