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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

Featured Partner: Tara Pirak, Valley Ag Supply

4/13/2021 - Planning, Technology and Focus are Key to Managing Busy Planting Season For basketball fans, “March Madness” means the annual NCAA basketball tournament with fast-paced weekends of back-to-back games and the excitement of bracket-busting upsets.  In agriculture, the madness of March takes o... Read More

Featured Partner: East River Electric Cooperative

2/9/2021 - Tailgate Huddle photo: East River crews huddle together for a safety tailgate discussion before beginning repairs to the transmission system that was damaged during an April 2019 spring storm. FEATURED PARTNER: EAST RIVER ELECTRIC POWER COOPERATIVE Starting with the passage of the Rural Electrif... Read More

Change

1/11/2021 - I’ve really been contemplating a quote I heard recently by Tim Elmore, “Change can either happen to us or because of us.” Change seems easier to handle when we know it’s coming, like the change of seasons. Farmers are very aware of the fact we cannot control the weather. We know winter mo... Read More

Reflections of 2020

12/21/2020 - The end of the year is often a time for reflection. Looking back on 2020, in spite of the difficult times, there is still much to be grateful for. In January and February, our Adopted Farmers had their classroom visits. This program features farmers sending monthly videos to over 50 classrooms acro... Read More

Featured Farmer: Sarah VanDerVliet

12/9/2020 - Featured Farmer:  Sarah VanDerVliet   Hands-on experiences, new technologies and leadership skills are all important parts of today’s agricultural education programs.  Sarah VanDerVliet has been the agriculture education teacher and FFA Advisor at Tri-Valley School in Colton, South Dakota, ... Read More

A Traditional Meal

12/7/2020 - I think instead of calling this time of year the holiday season, we could also call it feast season. We start off with a Thanksgiving feast and round it out with a Christmas feast. Recently the American Farm Bureau completed their annual survey on the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, which... Read More

Learning Flexibility

11/23/2020 - For many families, Thanksgiving is a time of traditions. No matter what your tradition has been, it’s most certainly going to look different in 2020.  When I was young, our most common Thanksgiving tradition was going to my aunt and uncle’s house. They lived about 30 minutes from us so we were... 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