Rural Ramblings

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A Dry Harvest Season

10/28/2020 - You know the saying, if you don’t like the weather in South Dakota just wait 5 minutes… Boy did we ever see a change in the weather this past week. Many South Dakota farmers are thankful for the dry harvest season Mother nature brought us in September and October. In spite of a dry summer, the ... Read More

The Farmer's Daughter: Heidi Zwinger

10/12/2020 - Hello, my name is Heidi Zwinger and I am a farmer’s daughter. I grew up on an 80 cow dairy in rural Minnehaha county with my folks and my 2 older sisters. There I learned to care for the animals at a very young age, thinking it was fun to feed the bottle calves instead of thinking of it as work. ... Read More

Growing a Passion

5/13/2019 - Hi, I am Rebecka Hoffman and I am a farmer’s daughter and the summer intern for Ag United.  I grew up on a small dairy farm outside of Dolton, South Dakota; there I was very active with helping my Dad and Mom run our dairy herd. On our farm, my duties included milking in the afternoons, helpin... Read More

Being a South Dakota Dairy Ambassador

2/11/2019 - By: Angel Kasper  Although I didn’t grow up on a dairy farm my love for it started at a young age. As a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was tag along with my dad and grandpa when they went to visit my uncles dairy farm. I loved talking to cows, feeding the calves, and playing in the... Read More

The Effects of Winter on Farm and Ranch Families

1/29/2019 - By: Angel Kasper Negative 50 degrees, oh my! Many people cringe at the thought of temperatures plummeting to negative 50 below zero in the next few days. For many farmers and ranchers, they do more than just cringe; their heart may sink at the thought of what is yet to come. I remember the excit... Read More

Growing up in Agriculture

1/25/2019 - By: Angel Kasper  My name is Angel Kasper and I am excited to be the new Outreach Director here at Ag United for South Dakota. I originally hail from the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota. I grew up on a small beef and crop operation in Owatonna. I am the youngest of four girls, and while this some... Read More

The #1 lesson I learned from working at Ag United

11/9/2018 - I have had the opportunity to work at Ag United for SD for almost five years now. As Outreach Director you’ll often find me behind the scenes of open house events, bus tours, and restaurant crawls, and behind the computer screen writing press releases, blog posts, and radio spots. All of those thi... Read More

Fall on the Farm

10/9/2018 -   The calendar and the cool weather both tell us that fall is here. Leaves are changing colors, and crops are turning a golden brown signifying that it’s time for harvest.   On the farm the changing weather signifies to farmers that it’s time to prepare for winter. Farmers are in the field ... Read More

The 6 most common food labels defined

9/24/2018 - When you go to the grocery story, you’ll see hundreds of labels. All natural, non-GMO, organic, or local, we often have label over load. But what does it all really mean? Below, you’ll find a breakdown of the some of the most common labels we’ve seen in the grocery store.   Organic – The ... Read More

Take the 10 Gallon Challenge!

9/20/2018 - Fall is almost here, and September is a great time to support your local farmers and your local community. Hunger knows no season, and so this fall we are taking the #10GallonChallenge to support our local food banks and our dairy farmers.   On social media, a farm broadcaster put out the challen... Read More