Rural Ramblings

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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

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

School Lunch Hero Day

5/5/2021 - School Lunch Hero Day on May 7, provides an opportunity to thank those who provide healthy meals  for South Dakota’s students each school day. Below are just a handful of the 170 School Lunch Hero nominations that we received.  Justine “Charlie” Giannonatti, Harding County School District ... 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 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: 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

Featured Farmer: Zane and Sandy Williams

1/11/2021 - Featured Farmer: Zane and Sandy Williams, 2020 Agvocates of the Year The Ag United board of directors named Zane and Sandy Williams of Irene, S.D., as the 2020 AgVocate of the Year in recognition of their commitment to promoting agriculture and livestock production and role in founding a new advo... 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