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The Farmer's Daughter: County Fairs are a Summer Highlight

7/15/2021 - As we are halfway through July, it is getting closer to the days where youth and adults are preparing for county fairs to take place across South Dakota. Growing up as a kid, I remember the county fair being the highlight of the summer. You got to have delicious food, hang out with your friends, but... Read More

Farmer's Daughter: National Grilling Month

7/2/2021 - Hi y'all, April Hamilton with Ag United. If you haven't heard already, July is national grilling month! I don't know about you, but for me, nothing beats a meal where I can cook a burger or steak on the grill! I work at the SDSU meat lab while I attend SDSU and have learned many things with one of t... Read More


6/8/2021 - BREAKFAST ON THE FARM AT BRANDON DAIRY TO FEATURE TOURS AND CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT Ode family opens doors to community BRANDON, SD – The Ode family is celebrating June Dairy Month by hosting the 14th Breakfast on the Farm at Royalwood Dairy near Brandon, on Saturday, June 19 from 9:00 a.m. ... Read More


6/8/2021 - MODAK DAIRY DAY TO FEATURE FARM TOURS AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Moes family opens doors to community   GOODWIN, SD – South Dakota Farm Families and the Moes family are celebrating June Dairy Month by hosting an open house at the Moes’ family farm, MoDak Dairy, near Kranzburg. The event wil... Read More

Featured Farmer: Preparing the Next Generation of Ag Leaders

6/8/2021 - College experiences prepare next generation for farm, ranch and professional roles  As college graduates around the country begin their new jobs, several recent South Dakota State University alumni are excited about how their classroom, internship and networking experiences at college have prepare... Read More

Farmer's Daughter: April Hamilton

5/24/2021 - Hi, I’m April Hamilton. I grew up on my family’s farm near Hitchcock, SD, where we have both crop and cattle. Agriculture has always been a part of my life, from helping out on the farm to being members of both 4-H and FFA. Currently I’m studying Agricultural Leadership with minors in Spanish ... Read More

Farmer's Daughter: Beef Plays a Foundational Role in Nutrition

5/13/2021 - I’m Olivia Amundson and I’m the farmer’s daughter. Join me in celebrating Beef Month this May. Based on my lifestyle, as an avid runner, beef plays a foundational role in my personal nutrition.  Growing up on a cattle farm, I developed a love for not only the animal, but also the protein i... Read More

Featured Farmer: Farm Life Creamery

5/11/2021 - Featured Farmer: Farm Life Creamery Artisan cheese, milk and ice cream help family share dairy experience with the public. Did you know that May is American Cheese Month?  South Dakotans have a lot to celebrate, as cheesemakers of all sizes are growing across the state, we have an amazing varie... Read More

School Lunch Hero Day

5/5/2021 - School Lunch Hero Day on May 7, provides an opportunity to thank those who provide healthy meals  for South Dakota’s students each school day. Below are just a handful of the 170 School Lunch Hero nominations that we received.  Justine “Charlie” Giannonatti, Harding County School District ... Read More