Rural Ramblings

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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

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

Partner Profile:  Dave Christensen, Valley Queen Cheese

6/3/2019 - Each June, National Dairy Month is a great opportunity to enjoy delicious dairy products and to recognize the people who make those products possible.  From farm to grocery store, it takes a team of dedicated professionals to produce, deliver and process the milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream and man... Read More

Featured Farmer: Celebrating and Supporting Farm and Ranch Families

5/1/2019 - More than 500 people gathered recently in Yankton to celebrate and support the role of farm and ranch families in providing a safe food supply and strong communities.  Josh and Deanna Johnson and other organizers of the Farm Families: Speak Up event planned an evening to share their stories with... Read More

Making Decisions Ahead of Busy Planting Season

4/9/2019 - With warmer temperatures, sunshine and drying fields, South Dakota’s farmers are preparing for spring planting.  It is also a busy time for ag industry professionals who provide inputs and services to farmers.  Mark Salvador, Strategic Accounts Manager for Pioneer based in Sioux Falls, and his... Read More

Busy calving and lambing seasons pay off with healthy animals

3/8/2019 - Newborn calves and lambs are an iconic sign of spring, but it takes planning, care and work all year long to ensure those young animals are healthy and ready to enjoy the green pastures of spring and summer.   D.J. Buseman and his family raise cattle, sheep and crops on their farm near Canistota, ... Read More