Rural Ramblings

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Reflecting on a busy year at Lazy J Dairy

12/3/2018 - As the calendar year comes to a close, it is a good time for reflection and planning ahead.  For the Jungemann family of Lazy J Dairy near Wolsey, South Dakota, 2018 was a year to remember.     In late December 2017, they finished construction and began using a new milking parlor and expanded... Read More

South Dakota Farmer Takes National Role

10/1/2018 - Steve Rommereim with daughters Lara and Leah and grandson Milo. Celebrating National Pork Month each October provides an opportunity to recognize the impact that farm families who raise pigs have on our food supply, economy and communities. This year’s celebration is even more s... Read More

“Learning to do” in the show ring and in the classroom

8/3/2018 - August Profile: Joshua Johnson It is fair season in South Dakota! In livestock barns, show rings and exhibit halls at fairs across the state, you’ll see FFA members with the livestock they’ve raised and projects they’ve completed throughout the year.    “Fairs are a great opportunity t... 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

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

Compassion and care key to being vet, farmer, and soon-to-be parents

3/6/2018 - March Featured Farmer: Cody & Emily Stahl   If you overheard a conversation with Dr. Emily Stahl taking about priorities for her patients, you might think she was a medical doctor instead of a veterinarian.  Boosting immune systems, a carefully-planned diet and focus on clean, healthy enviro... Read More

Raising Livestock through Trust and Transparency

1/30/2018 - Featured Farmer Profile – Rodney Elliott, Drumgoon Dairy   There is often a great deal of discussion and news coverage when a South Dakota farm family applies for a permit to build or expand a livestock farm.  What happens after their permit is approved and the animals move in?  Regulations ... Read More