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Barb and Gary Schlauderaff have been operating SE Dairy in rural Frazee for the past six years, making the 17-mile commute from their Detroit Lakes Home twice a day. The facility houses approximately 600 dairy cows. The couple was recently chosen as the 2009 Becker County Farmer and Homemaker of the Year by the Minnesota Red River Valley Development Association.

Farmer, Homemaker of the Year

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For 30 years now, Detroit Lakes residents Gary and Barb Schlauderaff have shared their home, their children and the daily business of running a dairy farm.


But before that, each of them was born and raised to be a part of their own family's dairy operation. Basically, their whole lives have been spent around cows.

"He and I are both third generation dairy farmers," said Barb. "Our kids are the fourth (generation)."

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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.
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