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Covid-19 Affects National Dairy Month

7/14/2020 - COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to nearly all in-person events during National Dairy Month this year, but it didn’t stop South Dakota’s dairy farm families from celebrating and taking time to thank their neighbors and communities during June.  Several dairies partnered with local milk processors ... Read More

July Profile: Ashley Gelderman

7/8/2020 - Ashley Gelderman is a nutritionist who spends her days developing diet plans that meet very specific nutritional needs for her clients at every stage of their lives.  But, instead of humans, Ashley’s clients are pigs.  As a monogastric nutritionist for Standard Nutrition Company, Ashley works... Read More

Featured Farmer: Ferlyn Hofer

6/5/2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives over the past several months, from school and event cancellations, store and workplace closures and limited supplies of food and other products.  We thank the essential workers in every industry who have worked diligently to keep ... Read More

Featured Farmer: Zane Williams

3/8/2020 - FEATURED FARMER:  Livestock Have Been Important for Generations on South Dakota Farm The farm that Zane Williams’ great uncle homesteaded 125 years ago has changed over the years, but there has been one constant: livestock have always been an important part of the farm for each of the four gene... Read More

2020 Ag United Summer Intern

1/17/2020 - POSITION TITLE:  Intern, Summer full-time paid position located in Sioux Falls, SD (Position is also shared with Midwest Dairy.)  POSITION DATES: May – Sept. 7 *Weekend of South Dakota State Fair is a required activity. Other start and end dates depend on applicants school schedule.  Appl... Read More

Adam Mohrhauser named 2019 AgVocate of the Year

1/9/2020 - Answering questions from a roomful of fourth graders would strike fear in the heart of many South Dakotans, but for Adam Mohrhauser, it is one of the highlights of his year.    Adam serves as an adopted farmer for Ag United’s program that connects farmers and ranchers with fourth grade classroo... Read More

South Dakota Sports Rivalry Goes Beyond the Field and Court

11/12/2019 -   The athletic rivalry between the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University dates back 130 years to the first football meeting of the two universities in 1889.  Over the years, the schools have competed in more than 560 collegiate athletics head-to-head match-ups in footbal... Read More

October Featured Partner – Bruce Vollan, Vollan Oil

10/4/2019 - In a typical year, corn and soybean harvest in South Dakota is in full gear throughout the month of October. However, there has been nothing typical about 2019 for many of our state’s farmers.  With wet weather that delayed or prevented planting, many crops are well behind schedule and farmer... Read More