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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

March Agvocates

3/31/2018 - We had an amazing month in March celebrating National Ag Week with events at schools, Washington Pavilion and more. Thanks to everyone who volunteered or attended and event, and thank you to the 46,000 farm and ranch families of South Dakota.       Check out a few photos and videos from event... 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

February Agvocates

2/28/2018 - February is a shorter than average month, but was filled to the brim with Adopt A Farmer visits. Adopt A Farmer volunteers visited 39 classrooms this month, which equals about 900 students! Thank you to all our volunteers that made this possible and shared the story of South Dakota Ag in February. ... Read More