Ag Life

Auction marks passing of an era

By Victoria Lusk [email protected] Just outside of Eden sits China Town, a building that’s story is woven with tales of hard work, love, triumph and community. China...

USDA: Help on way for households hit by Irma

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – American families coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma will receive much needed nutrition relief, the U.S. Department of...

BEEF fuels Sioux Falls Marathon

South Dakota Beef Industry Council PIERRE — South Dakota beef producers were well represented at this year's Sioux Falls Marathon on September 10. Approximately 20...

Elegant Jacobsen wraps around pool

The Jacobsen is a totally contemporary single-level plan with two distinct wings that wrap around a central courtyard with a large pool at center....

Torrington is a duplex with smart design

The Torrington would fit nicely in a beach setting, and has some upscale features not usually found in a duplex. Its owners might enjoy...

Comfy Mapleton fits in town or country

The shingle-clad Mapleton has a Craftsman cottage look. It's easy to picture this home nestled in a grove of tall oak trees, but it...

Centralia’s stately facade speaks volumes

The Centralia's impressive size bespeaks stateliness and permanence, as do its corner quoins, keystone arches, brick facade, and multiple gables. Half-round windows and a...

Hills Creek blends the old with the new

The Hills Creek's exterior has the classic look of a European or prairie home, but its single-level interior has all the earmarks of an...

Ceramics in the 1700s added color to the room

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting American homes in the 1700s seem very colorless today when compared with log cabins and many restored...

September is National Family Meals Month

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist Please reminisce with me for a couple of minutes. Think of some of the best times...

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...

Long search leads to sweet find: 1953 Lincoln Capri

By Vern Parker Motor Matters When Jack Sweet was a teen he saw his neighbor drive up in a banana yellow 1953 Lincoln Capri convertible, and...

RVers can bank on casino industry for boondocking

BY JULIANNE G. CRANE Motor Matters The popularity of recreation vehicles continues to skyrocket for both retirees and millennials. Many of these RVers are looking for...

Annie’s Project to be held in McIntosh beginning Oct. 16

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — If you're a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie's Project may be the program for you. Have you ever asked...

Fall – ‘Tis the season for family

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum Oh, am I ever so glad to live in the great state of South Dakota! After watching all...

Video: Driving a tractor at the James Valley Threshing Show

Listen to 10-year-old Harley Johnson talking about the experience of driving a tractor through the parade at the James Valley Threshing and Tractor Show...

Photo Gallery: James Valley Threshing and Tractor Show

The James Valley Threshing Show is taking place this weekend in Andover. See sights from Saturday afternoon here. The show continues through Sunday.

How 18th-century families special ordered dishes

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Ever wonder how the rich American families in the 18th century bought their dishes, glassware and other...

In a pickle over a side dish?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “Please enjoy these fresh pickles. Your food will be out shortly,” the server said as she...

Volkswagen Touareg: Off-road capable, on-road stable

BY DAN LYONS Motor Matters Volkswagen's Touareg originally debuted as a true dual-duty crossover back in 2004; equally at home on a backcountry trail or at...

1953 Chevy pickup rescued from work and neglect

By Vern Parker Motor Matters A 1953 Chevrolet pickup truck was rescued from a life of labor as a work truck from a Pennsylvania farm. The...

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...

4-H Hall of Fame inductees include volunteers from Ipswich, Mound City

By Elisa Sand [email protected] Two of the inductees into the 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame have made lasting impressions on the 4-H programs in Edmunds and...

Vineyard turning heads near Leola

By Victoria Lusk [email protected] In northeast South Dakota, one expects to see waves of corn and wheat. But another crop is catching the eyes of those traveling...

Ovens are for baking, not canning, and other food preservation tips

By Julie Garden Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist In the past few weeks, I fielded questions for some of our North Dakota Extension...

1931 Chevrolet Independence: Long cherished by family

By Vern Parker Motor Matters Chevrolet built a total of 623,901 Independence Series cars in 1931 in a dozen body styles. Of those, 57,741 were two-passenger,...

Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road: Rugged for adventure truckers

BY TIM SPELL Motor Matters All pickup manufacturers build trucks that are specially outfitted to cope with challenging off-road trails, but Toyota focuses on its rugged...

Victorian furniture selling for low prices at auctions

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Large, ornate Victorian furniture is selling for low prices at auctions for many reasons. Houses are smaller...

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...

SDSU Extension Estate Planning and Farm Transition Conference set for Sept....

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host Sustaining the Legacy Conference Sept. 14. This estate planning and farm transition conference will be held in...

Shoo, fly, don’t bother me

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum Shoo fly, don’t bother me Let me tell you — there are just some things in this world that...

MDA announced Good Food Access Program awardees

Minnesota Department of Agriculture St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is pleased to announce that eight statewide projects have been awarded...

Make snack attacks count

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “Make sure your seat belts are buckled and all carry-ons are properly stowed,” the flight attendant...

1972 Pontiac Trans Am: Good weather driver

By Vern Parker Motor Matters Like many young men back in the glory days of muscle cars, Gary Lore purchased a new 1972 Pontiac Trans Am....

Macan: Porsche’s entry level SUV ideally done

BY ARV VOSS Motor Matters The Porsche Macan is visually striking at first glance; it also delivers impressive engine power, rapid acceleration and braking, excellent agility,...

West Nile in South Dakota: Expect cases into the early fall

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — As a mosquito-transmitted virus, West Nile Virus is usually thought of as a summertime problem. However, data shows that a significant...

Europeans found many uses for decorative screens

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Decorative screens were being used in rooms in China by the 7th century. But they were not...

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...

Hay, those were some tough times

By Gerald Krueger Aberdeen This morning, I find myself looking back again. Summer in the Dirty Thirties? We always thought winters were the most enduring of...

Rural Women’s Conference happening in Deadwood

South Dakota Women in Agriculture The South Dakota Women in Agriculture’s 2017 rural women’s conference is planned for Oct. 19-20 in the beautiful Black Hills...

Is any food in your fridge reaching antique status?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “My brother cleaned out his refrigerator after listening to you,” my husband told me. “What do you...

Bell toys keep chiming along through many years

BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Kovels' Antiques and Collecting Bell toys, a type of pull toy that had moving parts that rang a bell, were made...

Honda Rebel: Smile easy rider

BY JOE MICHAUD Motor Matters The Honda Rebel model line has a three-decade history of introducing new riders to motorcycling. Those early Rebels were popular rider-training...

1949 Chevrolet: The fastback Fleetline

By Vern Parker Motor Matters One particular 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline DeLuxe fastback has been a member of the Harrison family for the better part of 50...

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...

Video: See what it takes to judge a 4-H project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC3k1ebu6EU <p>Have you ever wondered what judges look for in project entries at the Brown County Fair? See what they have to say:</p>

AGRI Farm to School and Farm to Early Care Grants available

Minnesota Department of Agriculture St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced that its Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Farm to...

Catnap revelations

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum I hate to admit it, but I have become an afternoon cat napper. So much so, that if...

Government unlikely to make farm transition easier

by Dennis Foster Special to the Farm Forum As of late, I have been touching on the reasons — more accurately excuses — used to put...

Greenhouse, Gardens and Chefs Tour in Rapid City – Aug. 27

South Dakota Specialty Producers Association YANKTON, S.D. – The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association has coordinated four upcoming tours featuring specialty crops, meats and value-added...
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