Rural Ramblings

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Making Decisions Ahead of Busy Planting Season

4/9/2019 - With warmer temperatures, sunshine and drying fields, South Dakota’s farmers are preparing for spring planting.  It is also a busy time for ag industry professionals who provide inputs and services to farmers.  Mark Salvador, Strategic Accounts Manager for Pioneer based in Sioux Falls, and his... Read More

Busy calving and lambing seasons pay off with healthy animals

3/8/2019 - Newborn calves and lambs are an iconic sign of spring, but it takes planning, care and work all year long to ensure those young animals are healthy and ready to enjoy the green pastures of spring and summer.   D.J. Buseman and his family raise cattle, sheep and crops on their farm near Canistota, ... Read More

Working Together to Ensure Safe, Reliable Water Supply

2/6/2019 - A plentiful supply of quality water is something we depend on, and often take for granted.  It takes a complicated network of engineering, equipment and processes to ensure a safe, reliable supply of water for small towns, big cities and agriculture needs in South Dakota.   In South Dakota, seve... Read More

Featured Farmer: 2018 Agvocate of the Year

1/11/2019 - Each year, more than 600 students from 16 elementary and middle schools in southeastern South Dakota have the opportunity to check out farm equipment, see corn and soybean plants and learn about how these crops are used in our everyday lives.  The Field to Table event hosted by Valley Ag Supply ... Read More

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