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2020 AgVocates of the Year: Zane and Sandy Williams

12/18/2020 -   AG UNITED FOR SOUTH DAKOTA NAMES ZANE AND SANDY WILLIAMS 2020 AGVOCATES OF THE YEAR   SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Zane and Sandy Williams of Irene, S.D., were named the 2020 AgVocate of the Year by the board of directors for Agriculture United for South Dakota. The award was presented to the Wil... Read More

March Agvocates

4/12/2019 - Thank you to our March Agvocates!March was filled with many fun events. Despite the winter weather our agvocates participates in a variety of events from Ag Week classroom visits, Livestock Seminar, Ag Day at the Washington Pavilion, our annual Families Feeding Families banquet, and our Sioux Falls ... Read More

January Agvocates

2/7/2019 - We would like to thank Kevin Scott for participating in the Harrisburg Family Stem Festival at Horizon Elementary. At this event, Kevin taught students about the use of technology in agriculture. We would also like to thank Richard and Joyce Vasgaard for helping us with our Rapid City school visits... Read More

October Agvocates

10/31/2018 - During October farmers fought early snow and heavy rains as they worked to get crops out of the fields. At Ag United, our farmer volunteers also helped us as we sent out the first videos for the Adopt A Farmer program and hosted the Sioux Falls Poultry Crawl!   Adopt A Farmer Peter Bakken Cli... Read More

September Agvocates - Adopt A Farmer

9/30/2018 - School started in September and so did Adopt A Farmer! Nine farmer were matched with 69 fourth grade classrooms across South Dakota. Each month the Adopted Farmers will create and send videos to each classroom about what is happening on the farm. Thank you for your dedication!     September A... Read More

August Agvocates

8/31/2018 - During August we held the last open house of the summer at the new Tri-Cross Dairy near Viborg. The event was a success thanks to a fantastic group of volunteers! We served nearly 1,000 meals with the help of individuals from area businesses. We look forward to the next season of sharing the ag st... Read More

Thank you July Agvocates!

8/3/2018 - This year, July is when it truly began to feel like summer in South Dakota. Hot days and cool evenings make it the perfect time to visit South Dakota farms. This month we hosted an open house with Lazy J Dairy near Wolsey and invited the community to help the family to celebrate the completion of ... Read More

Thank You June Agvocates!

7/10/2018 - Thank you to all of our June Agvocates! June Dairy Month was packed-full of events including the Brookings Dairy Fest, MoDak Dairy Day, Breakfast On The Farm, the Know Your Milk Tour, Farm to Table Tour, and the Boadwine Open House. We could not have done it without all of our wonderful volunteers t... Read More

April Agvocates

4/30/2018 - Through blizzards, rain, and a little sun, we had committed volunteers that helped us complete our April activities. April Agvocates sent videos to classrooms for the Adopt A Farmer program, and invited local leaders to learn more about South Dakota agriculture through farm tours.   April Agvoca... Read More