Rural Ramblings

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Roger Scheibe Selected as 2017 AgVocate of the Year

1/2/2018 - January Featured Partner Profile   Roger Scheibe (L) accepts the 2017 AgVocate of the Year award from Ag United President, Richard Vasgaard (R).  A collection of more than 50 milk bottles from South Dakota creameries dating back to the 1940s is just one of the ways that Roger ... Read More

Thank you to ALL 2017 Agvocates!

12/31/2017 - On December 13 we celebrated 13 years of Ag United for South Dakota. At our annual luncheon we announced our AgVocate of the Year, Roger Scheibe and heard from Lucas Lentsch, CEO of Midwest Dairy. We also looked back on all of the events that we held in 2017. Each one was dependent on our wonderfu... Read More

Dogs and Cattle Play Important Role at TSN Simmentals

12/4/2017 - December Featured Farmer   We’ve all heard the saying that ‘dogs are man’s best friend,” but for many farmers and ranchers, their dogs are more than a friend or family member, they are as valuable as any employee on the operation.    This is especially true for Tim and Sandy Naasz who... Read More

Thankful for November Agvocates!

11/29/2017 - In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we spent the month thinking about what we are thankful for at Ag United.  Our fantastic volunteers were at the top of the list! We rely on more than 250 volunteers each year, and our programs and activities would not be possible without you. This month we hosted the... Read More

Corn Mazes and Corn Harvest

10/31/2017 - My sister Sawyer and I on our own corn maze adventure.  October is a time when lots of families head to the country. Apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes give people from town the chance to enjoy the beautiful rural landscape we have in South Dakota. It’s fun to spen... Read More

October Agvocates

10/31/2017 - During October farmers were busy with Soybean Harvest. We were fortunate to have volunteers that were willing to give a look into their work through our Harvest Hangout segments and a guest blog post. Students involved in the Adopt A Farmer program also received their first videos from their Adopt... Read More

Ashley Gelderman - A Passion for Pigs

10/23/2017 - Ashley with one of her piglets from her M.S. research Farmer's Daughter Guest Blog Growing up on a 4,000 head sow farm outside of Salem, SD, my passion for pigs started early in life. Farrowing (birthing of baby pigs) occurred everyday on our farm.  Being the youngest of three c... Read More

Internship Opportunity with Ag United

10/4/2017 - Interested in helping South Dakota’s farm and ranch families tell their story to communities, neighbors and consumers?  Consider applying for an internship with Ag United for South Dakota!  The internship helps build skills in communications, event planning, social media and provides the opportu... Read More

Black Hills Are Top Destination for Cattle, Too

10/3/2017 - October Featured Farmer Profile: Jeff and Jodi Sleep   The Black Hills are a popular tourist destination for people from around the country and the world.  In addition to Mount Rushmore and many tourist attractions in the area, the Black Hills National Forest is used for public hiking, camping, ... Read More