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Thank you July Agvocates!

8/3/2018 - This year, July is when it truly began to feel like summer in South Dakota. Hot days and cool evenings make it the perfect time to visit South Dakota farms. This month we hosted an open house with Lazy J Dairy near Wolsey and invited the community to help the family to celebrate the completion of ... 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

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

Farmer's Daughter Blog: Growing Green & Going Green

7/23/2018 - Hello everyone, my name is Katie Schoenfelder and I am a farmer's daughter! When most people think of “going green” & “recycling” the image of a farm rarely comes to mind. However, today’s farmers use quite a few methods to recycle resources and nutrients on their operations.    O... Read More

Farmer's Daughter Blog Post: Just How Far We've Come

7/17/2018 - Hello everyone! My name is Katie Schoenfelder and I am a farmer’s daughter.   I recently went home for the Fourth of July and it was an absolute blast. It was so nice getting to see everyone, catch up with family and friends, and just be out on the farm.  Now my family usually celebrates In... Read More

Rural Dictionary: Pollination

7/10/2018 - On a crop farm you might hear the farmer talking about pollination or flowering during the summer months. These processes are very important because this is the first step in the actual production of the corn and soybean crops by developing the flowers into grains. Usually lasts about one week... Read More

Thank You June Agvocates!

7/10/2018 - Thank you to all of our June Agvocates! June Dairy Month was packed-full of events including the Brookings Dairy Fest, MoDak Dairy Day, Breakfast On The Farm, the Know Your Milk Tour, Farm to Table Tour, and the Boadwine Open House. We could not have done it without all of our wonderful volunteers t... Read More

Farmer's Daughter Blog Post: Antibiotics & Hormones in Beef

7/9/2018 - Hello everyone, my name is Katie Schoenfelder and I am a farmer’s daughter. On my family’s farm we have a  cow-calf operation where we raise Simmental-Angus cattle.  I absolutely love beef; it’s one of my favorite foods. Honestly, you can’t do much better than a nice juicy steak at the en... 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