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Battle Lake native Beth Davis will be retiring from her 27-year career with the USDA Farm Service Agency on July 31. An open house in her honor is set for Tuesday, July 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the FSA office in Detroit Lakes. VICKI GERDES/TRIBUNE

Temp job turns into 27-year career for Davis

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When Beth Davis first took a job with the USDA’s Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation Service (ASCS) office in Center, N.D., 27 years ago, it was only supposed to be for three weeks.


She’s been with the agency ever since. Over the years, the Battle Lake native has seen the ASCS evolve into the Farm Service Agency (FSA), and from hand-written reports to computerized ones.

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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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