Rural Ramblings

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Take the 10 Gallon Challenge!

9/20/2018 - Fall is almost here, and September is a great time to support your local farmers and your local community. Hunger knows no season, and so this fall we are taking the #10GallonChallenge to support our local food banks and our dairy farmers.   On social media, a farm broadcaster put out the challen... Read More

Social Community Guidelines

9/18/2018 - South Dakota Farm Families social media pages are a place to share information about food, farming, and South Dakota farmers. This is a place for open and honest discussion, and we welcome questions about how your food is grown. However, we will not tolerate the following types of posts:   Prof... Read More

September Rural Dictionary: Silage

9/7/2018 - Silage  (noun) – A crop that is chopped, packed, and sealed to ferment. Most commonly found in the form of corn or alfalfa. The crop is cut while green and has high moisture content. After chopping, the crop is put in a pile, and heavy tractors drive on top to get out extra air. The pile is cov... Read More

August Agvocates

8/31/2018 - During August we held the last open house of the summer at the new Tri-Cross Dairy near Viborg. The event was a success thanks to a fantastic group of volunteers! We served nearly 1,000 meals with the help of individuals from area businesses. We look forward to the next season of sharing the ag st... Read More

Laura Kahler: Making the Best Better

8/27/2018 - Guest Blog Post written by Laura Kahler My future 4-H'er, Armin. Growing up as the youngest of three siblings, I could not wait until I was old enough to have a 4-H back tag to wear as I exhibited my chicken at the county fair.  Despite the fact my rather unattractive chicken d... Read More

Farmer's Daughter Blog Post: "Summer 2018 Recap"

8/20/2018 - Farmer‘s Daughter Segment: “ Summer 2018 Recap”  Hello Everyone! My name is Katie Schoenfelder and I am a Farmer’s Daughter!   I can hardly believe that school is starting and the summer has already come to an end. Cheesy as it may be, the line: “time sure does fly when you’re havin... Read More

Farmer's Daughter Blog Post: "The Most Dreaded Job"

8/9/2018 - Hello everyone! My name is Katie Schoenfelder and I am a Farmer’s Daughter.  Growing up you learn that a year has four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. These four seasons are usually most noted for the flowers, sunshine, leaves, and snow.  In South Dakota we experience many of the ... Read More

Rural Dictionary: Showmanship

8/3/2018 -   Showmanship (noun) – In this type of livestock show, participants are judged on their ability to show their animals. A good showman will know how to set up their animal so it looks it’s best. They are also aware of their placement in the ring, take hand signals from the judge or ringman, a... Read More