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The Garret Boerema family of Grassy Ridge in Hyde County is North Carolina's new Farmers Home Administration Farm Family of the Year. The award is presented to the FHA farm family that demonstrates the most outstanding achievements in the state in farm methods, financial progress, family living, property investment, and resourcefulness in overcoming adversities. Forty-seven-year-old Boerema and his wife were born in Holland and came to the United States in 1949. They have operated a highly profitable dairy farm in Hyde County for the past eleven years.