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Adam Mohrhauser Interview

5/21/2018 - Adam Mohrhauser is an Adopted Farmer and shares his farm’s story with local schools in Humboldt and Mitchell. In this segment for KELO “It’s Your Agribusiness” Adam talks about his experiences with the Adopt A Farmer program and gives an update of #Plant2018. Great job Adam!  Click here to... Read More

Farmer's Daughter Guest Blog: Katie Schoenfelder

5/21/2018 - Hello All!   My name is Katie Schoenfelder and I am excited to announce that I am the 2018 summer intern at Ag United for South Dakota!  I just completed my sophomore year at South Dakota State University where I am majoring in agricultural communications with minors in marketing and graphic de... Read More

Spink Colony Showcases Newly Opened Käsemeister Creamery

5/16/2018 - SPINK COLONY SHOWCASES NEWLY OPENED KASEMEISTER CREAMERY Spink Colony near Frankfort invites public to open house on June 1    FRANKFORT, SD: Spink Colony is celebrating the opening of Käsemeister Creamery with an Open House on June 1st from 11am – 4pm, at 18206 Spink Lane, Frankfort, Sout... Read More

Celebrate May with Beef and Eggs

5/16/2018 - Every May we celebrate two of our favorite products that are grown in South Dakota, beef and eggs! Eggs are a great way to start your day, and steak is always the best end. In South Dakota, we have farm families that are committed to ensuring these products are safe, delicious, and nutritious.  ... Read More

Rural Dictionary: Grain Fed vs. Grass Fed Beef

5/3/2018 - Grain fed beef (noun) – Beef from cattle that have been fed a diet that includes grains, such as corn or soybeans. This term specifically refers to how cattle are fed in the last stages of life, as all cattle are born in pastures and stay there with their mother until weaning. These cattle are t... Read More

Kelly Brandlee: Helping Farmers Share Their Story

5/1/2018 - Farmer's Daughter Guest Blog Post written by Kelly Brandlee   Kelly and her husband Clint. I grew up on my family’s farm near Salem, SD where we raised cattle, corn and soybeans. We also had horses that were used not just for 4-H and fun activities, but also to check cattle. ... Read More

April Agvocates

4/30/2018 - Through blizzards, rain, and a little sun, we had committed volunteers that helped us complete our April activities. April Agvocates sent videos to classrooms for the Adopt A Farmer program, and invited local leaders to learn more about South Dakota agriculture through farm tours.   April Agvoca... Read More

Rural Dictionary: Cow-Calf

4/10/2018 -   Cow-Calf (adj.) : When asking famers what type of farm they have, you might hear them say they have a “cow-calf” operation. This means that this farmer has chosen to focus on taking care of momma cows and their baby calves. It takes a lot of work to make sure that the cows get pregnant, ha... Read More

Sharing the Farm Story with Passion

4/10/2018 - April Featured Farmer: Pete Bakken   Living on the border between South Dakota and Minnesota gives Pete Bakken twice the opportunity to share information about his farm.  From fourth grade classrooms in Sioux Falls and Garretson, South Dakota, to local farm tours and the Minnesota State Fair,... Read More