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Farmer's Daughter: April Hamilton

5/24/2021 - Hi, I’m April Hamilton. I grew up on my family’s farm near Hitchcock, SD, where we have both crop and cattle. Agriculture has always been a part of my life, from helping out on the farm to being members of both 4-H and FFA. Currently I’m studying Agricultural Leadership with minors in Spanish ... Read More

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

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

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

Veterans Day

11/9/2020 - On November 11th we should all take pause to recognize our Veterans. A day honoring all men and women who have served in peacetime or in war. South Dakota is home to over 65,000 veterans. They are an important part of their communities as business owners, farmers, teachers, and civic leaders, all b... Read More

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