Rural Ramblings

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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

September Agvocates

9/30/2017 - Just like everyone else, when September rolls around Ag United and our volunteers are heading back to school! This is the seventh year of the Adopt A Farmer program and we have eleven fantastic farmer volunteers that are being paired up with fourth grade classrooms from across South Dakota.  Duri... Read More

Letter to the Editor: Review Brown County CAFO Regulations

9/25/2017 - September 25, 2017   To The Editor:   Last week, the Brown County Planning Commission voted to deny a permit for a 60-head sow barn north of Bath (American News, Sept. 20). The hog barn applicants were unable to secure signatures from their neighbors for a written waiver that would have allowe... Read More