Clint Brandlee - October 2022

Posted: 10/19/2022

Clint Brandlee – October 2022


Meet Clint Brandlee and his family! They farm and raise cattle near Pierpont. Clint introduces us to the family, shares about summer activities, and take us for a ride in the combine for soybean harvest.


Teacher Resource: This link has a very good visual of how a combine works.



Discussion Topic: Clint was harvesting soybeans and he mentioned a few uses for soybeans. What else can soybeans be used for?

Check out this website for more common uses of soybeans.

Soybeans actually have hundreds of uses, from industrial products like engine oil to food products and animal feeds. Soybeans naturally are rich in protein and oil, and they have the highest natural source of dietary fiber, making them a versatile crop in terms of uses. When soybeans are processed, they typically are cleaned, cracked, dehulled and rolled into flakes. The process separates the oil and meal. The oil can be used in food products like salad dressing or cooking oils, or it can be used in countless industrial products. The meal, which contains the protein, can be used in food products or livestock feed.


Discussion topic: Standard 4.H.4.2 Explain factors affecting the growth and expansion of South Dakota.

            Clint mentioned that a soybean processing plant was built in Aberdeen.

            How did that change farming in the Aberdeen area?