Rural Ramblings

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Featured Farmer: Clint Overskei

10/17/2022 - Each year, we celebrate National Pork Month in October to recognize efforts of farm families to bring an affordable, high quality supply of pork products to our grocery stores, restaurants and homes. Raising pigs in South Dakota is also providing opportunities for the next generation to return to ... Read More

Featured Farmer: Clay Conry

9/14/2022 - Connecting ranchers with new ideas and practices to better manage their land, animal, people and financial resources has been the goal of the Working Cows podcast since it launched nearly five years ago.  After recording more than 250 episodes, host Clay Conry is excited about the network of ranc... Read More

Featured Farmer: Community Supports 4-H Program with New Building

8/9/2022 - 4-H Achievement shows and county fairs are the highlight of the summer for many young people across the state who have spent months caring for animals and preparing projects. These events provide an opportunity to display their projects, share what they learned with judges and celebrate successes ... Read More

Featured Farmer: Tanse and Tonya Herrmann

7/11/2022 - A search for top quality hay for their own horses has grown into a busy and successful business serving horse owners across the Black Hills and northeast Wyoming for Tanse and Tonya Herrmann of Whitewood, South Dakota. In 2012, the Herrmanns were looking for small square bales of hay to feed hors... Read More

Featured Farmer: Andrew Jensen

6/13/2022 - While students in the Sioux Falls school district are on summer vacation, one of the district’s newest teachers is working to build new curriculum and learning opportunities for students in the fall semester.   In spring 2022, the district announced that agricultural education classes will be ... Read More

Featured Farmer: Matt Meier

8/11/2021 - Matt Meier’s love of farming and raising crops started young and has evolved into a custom farming business that involves the entire family.  His daughter, Ellie, has also found a passion in raising and showing livestock. Matt grew up near Mount Vernon, SD, and started renting land to raise crop... 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

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