Rural Ramblings

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Farmer's Daughter: Erin Wagner

5/20/2022 - Hello, I am Erin Wagner and this summer I am AgUnited’s intern. Growing up on my family’s farm near Primghar, Iowa, I learned many life lessons as well developed my passion for agriculture. From loading and sorting hogs, learning how to drive the tractor and grain cart during harvest season, to ... Read More

Featured Farmer: Jorgensen Land and Cattle

5/16/2022 - Precision technologies helping South Dakota family deliver better beef, preserve land When people think of technology in agriculture, most think first of autosteer tractors, GPS systems, yield monitors and more for raising crops like corn and soybeans.  However, the Jorgensen family of Ideal, So... Read More

April Profile: South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership

4/12/2022 - For 22 years, the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) program has focused on providing South Dakotans from across the state with the tools, confidence and connections to make their rural communities and South Dakota agriculture stronger and more vibrant.  Ten cohorts have comp... Read More

Best Wishes to Steve Dick

4/5/2022 -   It is a bittersweet day at Ag United for South Dakota. Today is Steve Dick’s last day as Executive Director at Ag United.  We appreciate his leadership in building and growing our organization over the past 17 years, and wish him the best as he takes on a new role as the State Executive Di... Read More

Emery Pearson: Opportunities in FFA

3/1/2022 - Emery Pearson: Opportunities in FFA   Guest Blog written by Emery Pearson, Tri-Valley FFA This week on our radio commercial, we very briefly introduced what CDEs and LDEs are in the FFA world, as well as so much more that FFA does. If you missed the segment this morning on KELO It’s your Agr... Read More

Careers in Agriculture

2/15/2022 - Careers in Agriculture  Agriculture is an extremely diverse industry with a career interest for nearly everyone. From working hands on with animals, to advocating for the industry, to working in finance and banking, and everywhere in between, individuals are sure to find an area that fits them. Bu... Read More

Emery Pearson: FFA has Something for Everyone

2/14/2022 - Emery Pearson: FFA has Something for Everyone     Guest Blog written by Emery Pearson, Tri-Valley FFA  FFA week is on its way. Coming up On February 19-26, every FFA chapter gets to celebrate their organization. Some may choose to make posters for each of their ag education classes. Some migh... Read More

Featured Farmers: Hendricksons and Elliotts

2/10/2022 - Robotics deliver benefits for families and cows at dairies of all sizes  Technology is becoming an increasingly important part of agriculture, and the dairy industry is leading the way with robotics and other technologies that help farmers take better care of their cows, improve quality of milk ... Read More

December Profile: SD Ag Foundation

12/15/2021 - South Dakota Ag Foundation Looks to Future by Growing Leaders, Strengthening Communities Celebrating the legacy of South Dakota agriculture while building the next generation of agricultural leaders and strengthening rural communities is at the heart of a foundation that was established in 2016.... Read More