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2018 Williams County Agriculturists Award Winners Announced

Steve and Bernadette Perdue, Ray, ND
Steve and Bernadette Perdue, Ray, ND
2018 Williams Cty Agriculturalists of the Year
Steve and Bernadette Purdue, Ray, ND 2018 Williams County Agriculturists of the Year

We want to say CONGRATULATIONS to Steve and Bernadette Perdue, Ray, ND  They were awarded the 2018 Williams County Agriculturalists of the year. They were recognized at the NDSU Harvest Bowl football game in November.

Steve and Bernadette Perdue raise hard red spring wheat, durum, barley, canola, lentils, soybeans and peas on a farm that belonged to Steve’s grandparents near Ray. They use no-till and crop rotation farming practices. They have been farming for 35 years. Steve also is chairman of the Farm Credit Services of North Dakota Board, a director on the U.S. Durum Growers Association and Williams Rural Water District Board, and head football coach at Ray-Powers Lake High School. Bernadette, the elementary school principal for the Ray Public School District, also is the Williams County Farmers Union youth leader, and the religion instructor and director at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. They have four children.

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