Ag Life

Making art with simple bottle caps

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Some modern artists like to make something out of nothing by using discarded metal, signs, cans, tools,...

Celebrate ND agriculture’s contribution to your menus

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service When my children were younger, they brought home their school menus. They wanted to know what...

1925 Maxwell: Strong sales until WWI

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters In 1910, Maxwell automobiles were strong competitors. Only Ford and Buick exceeded the company's sales, but Maxwell's fortunes took a turn...

Harley-Davidson Muscle Mill: Milwaukee-Eight engines

By Arv Ross Motor Matters Harley-Davidson's major claim to fame over the past 80 years has been their Big Twin powerplant, which up until now has...

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...

Identifying and dating an antique can be tricky

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting An unusual wall clock was offered at a recent auction. It was labeled "Friesland wall clock with...

Do a snack checkup during National Nutrition Month

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service How many times do you encounter food in some form on a daily basis? As I drive...

1964 S-Type: Good luck with a good running Jaguar

By Vern Parker Motor Matters On July 6, 1964, an opalescent dark-green S-Type Jaguar equipped with a 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine rolled out the factory door. According...

The folding trailer: Easy to set up and tow

BY JULIANNE G. CRANE Motor Matters The small A-frame foldout trailer will never capture a huge slice of the Recreation Vehicle market, however, those who have...

Krammer combines two home-sized units

If you're looking for a duplex nice enough for you to live in while renting out the other unit, the Krammer is worth serious...

Speakers wanted for the Aging Gracefully Expo in Rapid City

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension is looking for speakers and vendors to participate in the 2017 Aging Gracefully Expo (AGE) to be held Sept....

Jane Green: Living on Rayford time

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum It is daylight saving time again. It’s that time of year to set our clocks ahead one hour...

Are you a sun seeker after a long winter?

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service I noticed the houseplants on the window sills of our home were leaning toward the sun....

The many styles of Victorian furniture

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Many authors define American Victorian furniture in terms of one of the many design types used from...

1956 Ford Thunderbird: Back to brand new quality

By Vern Parker Motor Matters When introduced to the public, the 1955 Ford Thunderbird was an immediate sales success. The only negatives that Ford heard were...

Trailhawk: Most off-road ready Jeep Grand Cherokee

BY DAN LYONS Motor Matters Jeep expands its flagship line for 2017 with the addition of its most capable member. The new Trailhawk becomes the sixth...

The 3 best tips for 4-H recordkeeping

By Sara Koepke SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor, Grant Recordkeeping is a rewarding process. For a youth, it may be a daunting process. It can...

Oatmeal-icious whole grains

By Ann Schwader SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist Oats are one of the most popular whole grains in America with seventy-five percent of U.S. households having...

Current price 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...

Video: Roncalli students roped, hammered, and tossed bales for Ag Olympics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFj0i1n0mXE By Kathy Jensen [email protected] Roncalli High School students had the chance to experience day-to-day farm life at the Ag Olympics on Feb. 24.  The event, held...

Does timing of meals affect health?

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “They’re cagey. I fed them at 3 a.m.,” he noted. “You already fed them? Jake was barking,...

Nissan completes Titan mission with new King Cab

BY TIM SPELL Motor Matters Nissan has delivered on an ambitious goal with its full-size Titan/Titan XD pickup lineup. Sitting on the tailgate of a Titan...

18th century Flora Danica dinner set still being made today

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Spring brings flowers, and this year designers are using more floral prints than usual for fabrics and...

1968 Plymouth Barracuda: Daily driver

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters A military officer in Manhattan Beach, Calif., purchased a new Plymouth Barracuda in 1968. For more than a decade he enjoyed...

Where is ‘rural America,’ and what does it look like?

by Kenneth Johnson University of New Hampshire (THE CONVERSATION) Rural people and issues generally receive little attention from the urban-centric media and policy elites. Yet, rural...

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...

Equity indexed annuities offer safety, respectable returns

by Dennis Foster Special to the Farm Forum As we are growing ever nearer to the deadline for making our IRA contributions, I will wrap up...

Jane Green: Thoughts from my doorstep

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum Miracles happen every day, but it appears that the world has ceased to recognize them. Take for instance,...

Have you enjoyed an egg lately?

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service When I was young, my family often purchased eggs from a local farmer. He knew that...

Healthy sleep and shift work

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Fifteen million Americans work outside the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. or work swing shifts rotating between day, evening...

1967 Pontiac GTO: Sports car for solid student

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters A 1967 Pontiac GTO hardtop coupe was destined for Arnold Borsetti's garage. Having just completed his third year at Pennsylvania Military...

2017 Ram Power Wagon: Self-assured top-dog

BY SUE MEAD Motor Matters In a dog's world, you'd say the Ram Power Wagon has the height and stature of a mastiff, the talents and...

Eugene the Jeep merchandise hard to come by

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting What's a "jeep"? To a car collector or soldier, it is a special kind of vehicle that...

SDSU Extension Volunteer named Helpline Center and Black Hills Urgent Care...

SDSU Extension Editor's note: Jennifer Freeman logged more than 450 hours of volunteer service as an SDSU Extension AmeriCorps member in 2016. This story has been...

Does being healthy make us happy?

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Have you ever thought about what makes people, including you, happy? What role does happiness play...

1956 Chrysler Imperial: Fifties tailfin flair

By Vern Parker Motor Matters Economics professor Jim Bennett never forgot the value of stopping to smell the roses — or in his case, stopping to...

BMW R1200R: Cherry-on-the-sundae motorcycle

BY JOE MICHAUD Motor Matters For more than 15 years, I've owned a series of different BMW flat-twins and I admit a strong affection for their...

Strangely-shaped antiques sometimes part of larger piece

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Mysterious wooden wheels with wooden spokes and about a 45-inch diameter were popular in the 1950s. They...

Charming Elsberry has plenty of porches

Varied roof lines and a charming wrap-around porch give the Elsberry such an intriguing appearance that you can’t help but take a second look. Most...

Memories of those mean winter chores

By Gerald Krueger Aberdeen With each change of the seasons, the thoughts of this old aging farm boy go back to the chores we had to...

Jane Green: Shopping for a bikini

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum “Woman, what are you doing out here?” “What does it look like I’m doing?” “I don’t know, but you look...

Men, I have an invitation for you

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service The other day, I received an email message from a woman who tried a soup recipe...

Bake and Take Day takes place on March 25

South Dakota Wheat Commission The South Dakota Wheat Commission annual "Bake and Take Day," occurring this year on Saturday March 25, invites home bakers of...

1948 Willys Jeep Wagon: A throwback to high school

By Vern Parker Motor Matters Thornton Race didn't want his son, Rick, to be in danger as he motored to high school, so he provided a...

Movies from 1930s featured furniture known as Hollywood Deco

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Fifties furniture is very popular with vintage collectors today, but some earlier Art Deco designs from the...

Honda CR-V: Popular CUV all-new for 2017

BY DAN LYONS Motor Matters The fifth-generation CR-V makes its debut for 2017, and Honda's veteran compact crossover is now a little less compact. The latest...

Carrie Johnson named Emerging Scholar

NDSU Extension Carrie Johnson, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s personal and family finance specialist, has been named the Family and Consumer Sciences Research...

Keeping families, farms and communities healthy

South Dakota Farm Families For Brandi Pravecek, the health of farmers, families and rural communities are all connected. Brandi and her husband Frank farm and...

Canning seminar held at farm show

By Alison Durheim Dakota Media Group The art of canning connects cultures and families while providing a source of sustenance along with a sense of personal...

Saginaw set up for family-friendly living

A spacious family room is at the heart of the Saginaw, a mid-size family home with the possibility of five bedrooms. The wide porch...
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