Ag Life

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

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Jennifer Freeman of Rapid City was recognized by The Helpline Center and Black Hills Urgent Care for her more than 450...

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...

Income tax filing deadline is March 1 for agricultural producers

NDSU Extension Agricultural producers have until March 1, 2017, to file their 2016 income tax returns without penalty if they have not made estimates. “Producers have...

1957 Star Chief Custom Catalina: A family of Pontiac men

By Vern Parker Motor Matters Jim Humlong, his father and his brother all owned different 1957 Pontiac vehicles. Eventually, all the Pontiacs were traded in for...

President’s Day celebrates both Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting While Valentine's Day is always Feb. 14, President's Day can be any one of seven dates, the...

2018 Ford F-150: First-time diesel engine offering

BY TIM SPELL Motor Matters Ford introduces a freshened, more-capable 2018 F-150 pickup truck. Set to go on sale this fall, the F-150's headline grabber is...

Importance of keeping records for filing taxes on the ranch/farm

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — With the March 3, 2017 tax deadline looming for South Dakota's farmers and ranchers, there is no time to waste in...

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...

Cook it quickly with canned foods

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Back when I was in college, my roommates and I relied on canned food and other...

Country-style Clayton has room to spare

The country-style Clayton is a spacious home, to say the least. And it’s built over a basement to boot. With five or six bedrooms...

Remember to save your Valentine cards

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Valentine’s day is a holiday that has its roots in ancient times. But it was celebrated...

South Dakota Farmers Union celebrates the Kenzy ranch family

By Lura Roti South Dakota Farmers Union Ralph Kenzy used to tell his sons, "You can't put it all in your pocketbook." "He meant that agriculture is...

Equity indexed annuities offer protection, interest

by Dennis Foster Special to the Farm Forum In last month’s column we briefly touched on taxes. As most of you are now dealing with income...

Getting rid of the Juks!

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum Recently, I had an interesting conversation with my younger sister, Marie. We had been catching up on the...

Annie’s Project offered in North Dakota in 2017

NDSU Extension Women have an opportunity to learn how to become better business partners in their farm or ranch operation during Annie's Project, a six-week...

Do you need a vitamin pill?

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “You need to eat more vegetables,” my husband said to our 13-year-old daughter. He was scraping the...

Beast of the bikes: KTM Super Duke

BY JOE MICHAUD Motor Matters If I'm to cover this bike objectively, then I have to say this: The 1290 Super Duke is a near perfect...

Mark III: At home with a family of Lincoln men

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters As far back as Carter Wagoner can remember, his family drove Lincolns: His father had a Mark III that was the...

1985 Riviera: Buick’s rare convertible

By Vern Parker Motor Matters The speedometer on Paul Puff’s 1985 Buick can register speeds up to 85 miles per hour. Despite that indication, Puff...

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser: For outdoor-oriented families

BY LYNDON CONRAD BELL Motor Matter With a heritage stretching back some 60 years, the Land Cruiser is one of the most venerable models in...

Three legs are better than four

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting “For sale, typical English cricket table,” said the auction ad. But what is a cricket table?...

Ranch-style Eastport is open and inviting

The Eastport’s nostalgic handrail-rimmed porch creates just the right mix of openness and privacy. Family members can relax here while enjoying the passing scene....

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...

USDA Rural Development invests $422 million in 2016 helping rural South...

U.S. Department of Agriculture Huron, S.D. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development mission area invested $422 million in to rural South Dakota...

History, memories bond as 130-year-old town dissolves

By Victoria Lusk [email protected] Correction: The Buffalo Plains Historical Foundation was incorporated in 1990. According to records available at the Office of the Secretary of State,...

Farm Toy Show draws collectors to St. Peter

By Deanna B Narveson The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services ST. PETER, Minn. — Thousands of tractors and cars were packed into Johnson Hall at...

North Dakota resets the debate over time zone disparity

By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Residents of a largely rural corner of North Dakota are fiercely opposing a plan that would...

January is National Hot Tea Month

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “I could fall asleep drinking coffee,” my husband has said. That doesn’t work for me. If I...

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...

Enjoy more slimming soup this winter

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service When I was young, I often was greeted by the sound of our pressure cooker...

1969 Mercury Cougar: One original owner

BY VERN PARKER Motor Matters “A loose spark plug wire is the best thing that ever happened to me,” Richard Bliss claims. It all began...

‘Nodders’ are known for their bobbling heads

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Two types of collectors bid for a porcelain figure of a well-dressed French couple that was...

Hyundai expands Santa Fe lineup for 2017

BY DAN LYONS Motor Matter Buying a Santa Fe just got twice as complicated — or at least the process of choosing which model to...

Compact Foster suits many types of families

The Foster is amazingly compact in size for a four-bedroom ranch-style home. Its square footage, minus the garage, measures in at about 1,600 square...

Jane Green: Amaryllis sparkles

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum 2017 has already made a name for itself in the weather category. Yuck, yuck, and more yuck! We...
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