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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

Adam Mohrhauser, May Featured Farmer

5/4/2017 - Adam Mohrhauser is the fifth generation to raise crops and animals on land homesteaded by his great-great grandparents, and is one of several generations that grew up in the house where his parents currently live.  That tradition and legacy is important to Adam and his family, and is a key reas... Read More

April 2017 Agvocates

4/30/2017 - April is always a busy time for farmers and ranchers but these agvocates were commited to connecting with their classrooms!   April 2017 AgVocates   Adopted Farmers Peter Bakken Bruce Burkhart Phil Eggers Josh & Kara Kayser Greg Moes Adam Mohrhauser Dawn Nagel Jim Petrik ... Read More

Rapid City Beef Crawl

4/6/2017 - Rapid City, SD food lovers will have a unique opportunity on May 1. Not only will they be able to sample delicious beef dishes at Rapid City's top restaurants, they'll also be dining with the ranchers who made the meal possible.  The Fifth Annual Beef Crawl is set for May 1, 2017 in Rapid ... Read More

Kansas Fire Relief: How You Can Help!

4/6/2017 - Looking for ways to help the ranchers that were effected by the Kansas wildfires? Check out the options below. Thanks to Dawn Nagel for compiling this list!      Ashland Community Foundation P. O. Box 276 Ashland, Kansas  67831 (Note – Wildfire Relief in memo) &nbs... Read More

April Showers Bring Busy Farmers

4/5/2017 - April Featured Farmer - Ben Roling   As calendars turn to April, so do our hopes for warmer weather, green grass, and full-fledged arrival of spring.  The promise of a fresh start often leads to plans for spring cleaning, home improvement and gardening projects.   South Dakota far... Read More

March AgVocates

4/1/2017 - At Ag United we have our own version of March Madness because we are celebrating National Ag Day all month long! Throughout the month we visited Fourth Grade classrooms in six cities in South Dakota. We also shared our Ag Story at Ag Day at the Pavilion with more than 800 students, and finished of... Read More

Farmer's Daughter Guest Post: Allyse Steffen

3/28/2017 - By: Allyse Steffen, mother, consumer & marketing specialist I learned about farming and agriculture at a young age on my grandparents’ century farm outside of Wagner, South Dakota. We would bottle feed calves, pick eggs, and ride horses. These were some of the best memories I had growin... Read More