Ag Life

From tree branch to drying rack to antique

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Our ancestors were clever and could make many tools, containers and cooking utensils from wood or iron....

Does sleep evade you on some nights?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist I opened the hotel room door and glanced around the room. I rolled my suitcase in...

Park Prescription Project encourages activity in South Dakota State Parks

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — South Dakota's state parks can become your outdoor gym. Free 1-day park passes are now made available to healthcare providers to...

Community engagement campaign: ‘Maybe We Should Do Something’

South Dakota Ag Foundation PIERRE — The South Dakota Agricultural Foundation (SD Ag Foundation) announces the launch of “Maybe We Should Do Something,” a campaign...

USDA seeks applications for grants to support the development of rural...

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – On May 24, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that USDA is seeking applications for technical assistance and training grants...

1951 Ford Victoria: A nice family ride

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters Ford charged into the 1951 model year with the Fordomatic transmission and the new pillarless Victoria hardtop. The beauty of the...

Recalibrated Compass: All-new 2017 Jeep

BY SUE MEAD Motor Matters The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass is designed to bring best-in-class functionality, with exceptional on-road driving dynamics and Jeep's legendary off-road capability. We...

Current prices for antiques

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local...

Better Choices, Better Health promotes healthy environment

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Does the community that you live and work in promote a healthy environment? If it does not, your health could be...

4-H helped launch Harding County rancher to NASA

By Lura Roti SDSU Extension Ten-year-old Travis Davis spent days building a wooden bookshelf to exhibit at the local 4-H Achievement Days. When it was nearly...

USDA accepting applications for distance learning and telemedicine funding

U.S. Department of Agriculture Huron, S.D. — USDA Rural Development Acting Undersecretary Roger Glendenning has announced that the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is accepting...

Cars, bikes and an auction rally for vets

VanDerBrink Auctions Since South Dakota does not have an official veteran’s rally, the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club (MC) and VanDerBrink Auctions decided it was time to...

Do you have any dietary restrictions?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist I have been to several professional development conferences lately. Most of the registration forms have a...

1890s figure lets Uncle Sam hold your mail

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Uncle Sam wearing a blue tailcoat with stars, red striped pants, a red striped top hat and...

1965 Buick Electra 225: A heavy, thirsty sedan

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters Though it wasn't what he was looking for, the 1965 Buick Electra 225 that attracted Josh Brown actually offered everything he...

Suzuki SV650: Solid entry-level bike

BY JOE MICHAUD Motor Matters Many choices are available for anyone seeking to buy a motorcycle. Shopping, pondering, and dreaming about that new purchase are all...

Rural organizations oppose elimination of rural development mission area

National Farmers Union WASHINGTON – Highlighting the important work carried out by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, National Farmers Union (NFU) and a...

Current prices for antiques

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local...

Roadtrippin’ in South Dakota

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum There we were. Just the two of us, cruising down the highway like a couple of kids. Our...

Daughter follows mother to life on Mansfield farm

By Kelda J.L. Pharris [email protected] Always listen to your mom. Or is that such a good plan after all? “I grew up on a farm in northwest Brown...

Sunny Santa Fe blends southwestern styles

The Santa Fe's name couldn't be more appropriate. This Pueblo-Spanish Revival home shows influences of both Spanish Colonial buildings and Native American pueblos. Stucco...

Mid-sized Rainier loaded with amenities

A vaulted great room is at the core of the Rainier, a mid-size ranch-style home loaded with popular amenities. Its wood and stone exterior...

Rambling Colorado a beautiful bungalow

Craftsman-style bungalows reached their peak of popularity in the early 1900s. The Colorado is such an attractive update of that style that it's hard...

Compact Bristol is ideal for small families

A charming railed porch spans the Bristol's front facade and meanders around to the left. Folks that enjoy porch swings will find a perfect...

Reap the benefits of family mealtimes

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “Should we go see a hawk?” my son asked after we finished eating dinner with the...

A collection of items all on one plate

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Collecting is a pastime in almost every country. Children start collecting with stones, leaves, bottle caps and...

Current prices for antiques

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local...

1953 Mercury Monterey: Sails down the road

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters The last thing Gerry Dick thought he'd be doing one spring day in 2012 would be driving home in a 1953...

2017 Chevy Trax: Ready for light off-road duty

BY DAN LYONS Motor Matters Even in a crowded market there's always room for new products. So is the case in the world of SUVs and...

4-H Youth Conference focusing on leadership

NDSU Extension Leadership development is the focus of this year’s Extension Youth Conference, which will be held June 19-22 at North Dakota State University in...

Celebrating family: What might not have been

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum Happy Mother’s Day Ladies! It’s our annual one day celebration to hoot and holler and let the world...

Take these steps to keep your garden’s produce clean and safe

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Home gardeners need to consider food safety when they care for their produce this summer, said Rhoda Burrows, professor and SDSU...

Do you know what makes asparagus unique?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist I opened the refrigerator and noted the large bunch of dark green asparagus. I had purchased...

McCrory Gardens offers events to welcome spring

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Tulips are unfurling their blooms, letting a vast array of colors wash through McCrory Gardens in Brookings, S.D. The blossoms are...

A fashionable smelling salt holder?

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Smelling salts have been used to revive someone who is feeling faint or has lost consciousness since...

1948 Packard Custom 8: Lavish, roomy

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters During the 1999 celebration at the birthplace of Packard automobiles in Warren, Ohio, Hal Hermann carefully looked over more than a...

Ram: Head-turning custom 2017 pickups

BY TIM SPELL Motor Matters Ram Truck has had great success with 1500 pickups that offer consumers customized looks on straight-from-the-factory vehicles. New for 2017 are...

Gardeners invited to help test new varieties

NDSU Extension The North Dakota State University Extension Service is looking for families to help test new vegetable, herb and cut-flower varieties in their backyard...

Current prices for antiques

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local...

South Dakota farm and ranch moms share their parenting philosophy

By Lura Roti South Dakota Farmers Union Margaret Sumption “There was always lots of work, but we always found time to play too.” — Margaret Sumption,...

South Dakota farm and ranch moms share their parenting philosophy

By Lura Roti South Dakota Farmers Union Margaret Sumption "There was always lots of work, but we always found time to play too." — Margaret Sumption, Frederick,...

Uncover the truth of nutrition and health headlines

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “An intern was asking how many cans of pop you drink a day,” one of our...

Do babies come from a stork or Der Kindlbringer?

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Where do babies come from? Explaining this to a child has required many imaginative explanations. During the...

1930 Cadillac: Equipped with rare V-16 engine

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters Under a shroud of secrecy begun in 1926, Cadillac decided to leapfrog its competitors and create a V-16 engine. Cadillac intended...

Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Built to play hard

BY SUE MEAD Motor Matters Most visitors travel to the island of Hawaii to enjoy the glistening sand beaches of the Pacific Ocean. We went to...

South Dakota 4-H provides Character All Stars curriculum to all schools

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, an estimated 9,596 South Dakota youth participated in the 4-H Character All Stars curriculum provided by...

Current prices for antiques

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local...

Single family housing direct home loans available

U.S. Department of Agriculture HURON, S.D. – With homes for sale across the country, buyers continue to have plenty of choices and lots of bargaining...

GROW South Dakota receives State Farm grant to prepare homebuyers

GROW South Dakota GROW South Dakota recently received a Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant from State Farm for its Preparing Homebuyers project. The purpose of the...

Bradstreet’s design influenced by multiple styles

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting As fashions change in clothing, so do fashions in furniture and design. Norman Rockwell was considered a...
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