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Farmer's Daughter Blog Post: Just How Far We've Come

7/17/2018 - Hello everyone! My name is Katie Schoenfelder and I am a farmer’s daughter.   I recently went home for the Fourth of July and it was an absolute blast. It was so nice getting to see everyone, catch up with family and friends, and just be out on the farm.  Now my family usually celebrates In... Read More

Rural Dictionary: Pollination

7/10/2018 - On a crop farm you might hear the farmer talking about pollination or flowering during the summer months. These processes are very important because this is the first step in the actual production of the corn and soybean crops by developing the flowers into grains. Usually lasts about one week... Read More

Thank You June Agvocates!

7/10/2018 - Thank you to all of our June Agvocates! June Dairy Month was packed-full of events including the Brookings Dairy Fest, MoDak Dairy Day, Breakfast On The Farm, the Know Your Milk Tour, Farm to Table Tour, and the Boadwine Open House. We could not have done it without all of our wonderful volunteers t... Read More

Farmer's Daughter Blog Post: Antibiotics & Hormones in Beef

7/9/2018 - Hello everyone, my name is Katie Schoenfelder and I am a farmer’s daughter. On my family’s farm we have a  cow-calf operation where we raise Simmental-Angus cattle.  I absolutely love beef; it’s one of my favorite foods. Honestly, you can’t do much better than a nice juicy steak at the en... Read More

July Featured Farmer: Michelle Wasland

7/3/2018 - For many of us, good weather in July is means temperatures warm enough for a pleasant day at the pool or lake, and enough rain to keep lawns and flowers growing, but not interrupt too many vacation or outdoor plans. South Dakota farmers also hope for good weather during July, but because the month i... Read More

Farmers Daughter Blog: Communicating the story of agriculture

6/25/2018 - Agricultural Communications  Growing up a farmer’s daughter I developed a passion for agriculture; and it was no surprise that when I graduated I wanted to pursue a career in the agricultural industry.  To my surprise, when I announced that I would be majoring in Agricultural Communication... Read More

Guest Blog: South Dakota Dairy Princess Morgan Kohl

6/18/2018 - Hello Everyone! My name is Morgan Kohl and I am excited to be serving as the 2018-19 South Dakota Dairy Princess. I recently graduated from Waverly-South Shore High School. This fall, I plan on attending South Dakota State University for a double major in dairy production and animal science. I pla... Read More

Rural Dictionary: Parlor

6/1/2018 - Parlor (n.) : When on a dairy you might hear the farmer say that the cows are in the parlor. The parlor or milking parlor, refers to a room in or attached to the barn on a modern dairy farm that is maintained exclusively for the milking of cows. This is the room where the cows go to be milked, usu... Read More

Focus on Quality Drives Cheese Production

6/1/2018 - June Featured Farmer Profile: Deb Wehde   Deb Wehde sees firsthand every day the dedication and commitment it takes to ensure the best quality cheese, milk and other dairy products are delivered to families in South Dakota and beyond. As a field representative for cheese processor Agropur, she wo... Read More