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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

Featured Farmer Kevin Hoffman

9/9/2019 - As summer winds down, many South Dakota gardeners are busy canning and freezing the bounty of their gardens.  Jars of pickles and other produce or freezers full of sweet corn and tomatoes provide a taste of summer even in the coldest South Dakota winters.   Livestock farmers take a similar appr... Read More

“All Hands On Deck” at Dakotafest Pork Loin Booth

8/6/2019 - Dakotafest has grown to be the largest farm show in South Dakota, drawing an average of nearly 29,000 attendees from 13 states over its three-day run each year.  The show, to be held August 20-22, 2019, in Mitchell, features product demonstrations, educational sessions and activities, but one of ... Read More