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“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

Guest Blogger Sarah Tveidt: Merging passions into a fulfilling career

7/30/2018 - Hello! My name is Sarah Tveidt and I’m a farmer’s daughter and an ag professional. I grew up on our family’s farm by Humboldt, South Dakota, where my family raises soybeans, corn and cattle. In fact, our farm has been in our family 135 years this year, which is something we’re very proud of.... 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

May Agvocates

5/31/2018 - Thank You May Advocates! We finally got to enjoy some nice spring weather in May; but that meant the race was on to get into the fields and pastures. May Advocates participated in the Rapid City Beef Crawl where they interacted with local consumers for some one-on-one conversations about the indu... Read More

A Passion for Beef and the People Who Raise It

5/30/2018 - Guest Blog written by Shelby Bartling   I’m Shelby Bartling and I live near Gregory, SD with my husband, Justin. My days are spent working with farmers and ranchers in the area as a Feed Consultant for Country Pride Cooperative. I grew up on my family’s farm near Toronto, SD with my parents... Read More

Celebrate May with Beef and Eggs

5/16/2018 - Every May we celebrate two of our favorite products that are grown in South Dakota, beef and eggs! Eggs are a great way to start your day, and steak is always the best end. In South Dakota, we have farm families that are committed to ensuring these products are safe, delicious, and nutritious.  ... Read More

Rural Dictionary: Grain Fed vs. Grass Fed Beef

5/3/2018 - Grain fed beef (noun) – Beef from cattle that have been fed a diet that includes grains, such as corn or soybeans. This term specifically refers to how cattle are fed in the last stages of life, as all cattle are born in pastures and stay there with their mother until weaning. These cattle are t... Read More

Kelly Brandlee: Helping Farmers Share Their Story

5/1/2018 - Farmer's Daughter Guest Blog Post written by Kelly Brandlee   Kelly and her husband Clint. I grew up on my family’s farm near Salem, SD where we raised cattle, corn and soybeans. We also had horses that were used not just for 4-H and fun activities, but also to check cattle. ... Read More