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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

Greg Moes, Adopt A Farmer, April 2017

4/18/2017 - April   Giving vaccinations   Discussion Question Just like parents take care of sick kids, farmers are committed to caring for sick calves. What are things that your parents do for you when you are sick? Do you remember getting vaccinations before school?   Content Standard He... Read More

Josh Kayser, Adopt A Farmer, April 2017

4/18/2017 - April Video   Visiting Vietnam!  Content Standard & Question 4.nBt Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calcula... Read More

Phil Eggers, Adopt A Farmer, April

4/18/2017 - April Video   Calving Content Standard & Question: 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. What classification could you give a cow within the vertebrate animal cat... 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