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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

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

Featured Farmer: Lee Friesen

3/10/2021 -   FEATURED FARMER: Lee Friesen Children’s Book Tells Story Every Farmer Knows What happens when a farmer gets a new-to-him pickup?  South Dakota author and farmer Lee Friesen shares the story of a young farmer and everything that happens to him after his initial purchase in his first childr... Read More

Featured Partner: Dr. Rochelle Reddig, DVM

11/9/2020 - Featured Partner:  Dr. Rochelle Reddig, DVM “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  The old phrase still rings true when it comes to the health of humans and all species of animals, from pets to livestock.  For South Dakota farmers and ranchers, that “ounce of prevention” t... 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

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