Rural Ramblings

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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

August Agvocates

9/5/2017 - August was filled with fairs, fun, and fantastic volunteers! This month we hosted a tour to Meadow Star Dairy in Minnesota. Riverview Dairy was looking to permit a dairy in Brookings County, and wanted interested citizens to be able to tour a similar dairy site. Forty people joined us for a tour o... Read More

July 2017 Agvocates

8/2/2017 -   We kicked off the month with the Farms After Five Tour, which included stops at Central Farmers Cooperative, Valley Side Farm, and Klein Family Farm. Several days later we hosted an open house with the Pechous family at their new robotic dairy. The month was wrapped up with three Boys and Girl... Read More

Sara Bovill: Supporting Rural Communities and Clean Energy

6/30/2017 - For five generations, the Bovill family has been raising crops and livestock north of Beresford, South Dakota.  Their work has been helping feed and fuel South Dakotans for decades.  Now, the Bovills and other area farmers and landowners have an opportunity to deliver a new energy source to South ... Read More

Royalwood Dairy Celebrates 10 Years of Breakfast on the Farm

6/5/2017 - The Ode Family June Dairy Month has been celebrated by dairy farm families in the U.S for more than 75 years, and one South Dakota family has created their own tradition by hosting an open house event on their farm each year for a decade.  The Ode family is gearing up to host the... Read More