“I think Jake is barking at the tomatoes,” my older daughter said with a laugh.
HURON, S.D. – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for South Dakota Julie Gross has announced that Philip Health Services, Inc. has been selected to receive funding of $4,999,000 to make infrastructure improvements.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Winter is right around the corner. With the changing seasons comes freeze and thaw cycles, falling pine needles and leaves, organic growth and harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc on a building or structure's exterior if not maintained properly. Conducting an annual…
Celebrate local foods, farmers and all things salsa at Minnesota Salsa Fest, the signature event of the Sustainable Farming Association's Central Chapter, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14, at Burlington Northern Park, 100 Aldrich Ave SW, Wadena.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry.
HURON, S.D. – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for South Dakota Julie Gross announced that Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative has been selected to receive funding of $7,364,000 for rural electric infrastructure improvements.
HURON, S.D. – Rural Development State Director for South Dakota Julie Gross today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding nine grants through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for projects throughout South Dakota to reduce energy costs for farmers, ag p…
If you’ve driven near Fedora, you may take a second look when you see an ancient breed of cattle grazing in the pastures.
The 2019 Super Farmer Contest was Aug. 18, the last Sunday of the Brown County Fair. Overall champions were Lona Krueger of Stratford and Jason Boike of Dawson, Minn.
Conference Scholarships and Women in Ag Award applications open
“What are you doing with this?” my husband asked, as he held up a plastic bag of fresh dill.
BROOKINGS — Equifax, one of the three credit reporting agencies, collects credit and demographic data on over 800 million consumers and provides credit monitoring and fraud-prevention services. In September of 2017, Equifax announced that a data breach had occurred earlier in the year. Perso…
Teams from Oliver and Cass counties took first place in their respective divisions in the 2019 North Dakota 4-H consumer decision making contest.
BROOKINGS, S.D — The Brookings School District has been awarded a 2019 Farm to School grant (tinyurl.com/y5ttn3n9) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This planning grant, developed in partnership with SDSU Extension, the SDSU Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education and the SDSU Loc…
BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension and Stone Child College in Box Elder, recently received a $1.28 million grant to develop mental health awareness campaigns on the Flathead and Rocky Boy’s Indian reservations.
Area youngsters took a brief ride on a lamb Tuesday night at the Dacotah Bank Stampede Rodeo
Action from Tuesday night at the Dacotah Bank Stampede Rodeo at the Brown County Fair
Over 60 area youngsters took part in the annual Stick Horse Rodeo Tuesday at the Brown County Fair
There was plenty of action Monday night at the Dacotah Bank Stampede Rodeo
Area youngsters did their best to hang on to sheep during the intermission of Monday night's Dacotah Bank Stampede Rodeo
BROOKINGS — The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Education and Human Sciences will recognize four individuals with the Eminent Leaders in Agriculture, Family and Community honor during a banquet on September 20, 2019 at the …
Traveling through my territory these past few weeks, I am reminded of days gone by. This is not necessarily a good thing, as the days gone by that have been on my mind is the 1980’s. I was just starting my career as an agriculture education instructor when the farm crisis hit. I helped write…
Some things touch our lives in more ways than we might imagine. Soy-based products are all around us.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe announced on Aug. 8 that USDA is investing $135 million in 49 projects to improve rural water infrastructure in 24 states.
A field-to-fork dinner will be held on Sept. 7 at the Centennial Village on the Brown County Fairgrounds in Aberdeen. Tickets are $100 per person. A social will be held at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6 p.m.
Add conflicting consumer expectations to the list of reasons farming is a tough row to hoe. In its new global study, Cargill found consumers had a hard-to-satisfy wish list for those who put food on our tables—with most claiming to feel knowledgeable about how our food is raised. Farmers sho…
Each year, SDFU recognizes individuals who give back to their communities with the Rural Dakota Pride Award. To meet the 2019 honorees, attend the Rural Dakota Pride Ceremony held at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 31, during Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair on the Freedom Stage.
Nineteen contestants will compete in the Verendrye Museum’s annual Backyard BBQ Competition. This event will be held on Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. in Fischer's Lilly Park in Fort Pierre.
The last several columns have been focusing on the financial benefits of incorporating life insurance into a solid and fool proof estate plan. The benefits are clearly definable, numerous and invaluable. Life insurance is unique in the fact that it is the only financial tool that leverages r…
More than half of all rural hospitals in Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia and Oklahoma lost money from 2011 through 2017.
South Dakotans owe more than $1.5 billion to the federal government on loans they took out to finance their educations and many borrowers are finding themselves crushed under the weight of their college debt, even many years after they graduated.
The 2019 Brown County 4-H Special Foods Contest was held on June 25 at Simmons Middle School. Renee Marzahn and Audrey Rider were the judges. The following are the results of the contest:
South Dakota parents, educators and health officials are facing a four-year gap in data about risky youth behaviors related to drinking and drug use, sexual activity and eating habits.
When I was growing up, a few food items always were in our refrigerator: milk, cheese, sandwich meat and a jar of some kind of homemade pickles.
It was hard for Cheyanne Deibert to believe what was happening.
HERREID — If there’s a small town that knows how to take advantage of local and federal funding opportunities, it’s Herreid.
MELLETTE — Willie Dvorak was looking around for something to entertain his hunters once their time in the field finished for the day.
President Donald Trump's administration has proposed to tighten eligibility standards for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP or food stamps. The proposed rule change would no longer allow states to exceed federal income and asset thresholds by providing food stamp a…
Before Laura, there was Eleanor.
There is no higher honor as a junior Angus member than to be be named champion showman at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). This year, Grace Link from Deerfield, Wisconsin, joined that elite group.
“Be sure to lift the bean plants,” I instructed as I picked string beans. “There are lots more beans under here.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Wildlife Federation and South Dakota Wildlife Federation honored Lynn Tjeerdsma with a “Conservation Legacy” award for his years of work to advance grasslands and wildlife conservation. Julie Sibbing, National Wildlife Federation’s associate vice president of …
The 2019 Brown County 4-H Fashion Revue was held July 16.
BOZEMAN – A Montana State University doctoral student has received a $100,000 fellowship from a honey bee-focused nonprofit to advance his work studying antiviral defense mechanisms in bees.
Nearly 900 Angus juniors and their families traveled to Louisville, Ky., to compete in the 2019 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) July 14-20 at the Kentucky Expo Center.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD Mines) is a public institution of higher learning in Rapid City, S.D. Through a USDA Rural Development Community Facility Technical Assistance and Training grant, SD Mines has partnered with Banner Associates, Inc. (forme…
WASHINGTON – On July 23, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today proposed closing a loophole that allows states to make participants receiving minimal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits automatically eligible to participate in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assist…
Growing up in McPherson County, Glenn Jakober, 76, worked alongside his parents amid the rocky terrain.
Don’t invite botulism to your dinner table.
AMES, Iowa – Knowing your numbers is key to the profitability of any farm operation, and whether you’re struggling to make ends meet, or simply looking to improve or do something differently, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has an experienced group of associates and specialists …
“Do you know what that is?” I asked.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Buyers for Montana State University’s Culinary Services will begin fanning out across the state this week to purchase pigs at 4-H auctions that will end up on the plates of college students.
A drive to farm began at a young age for a Mansfield man when he helped his grandfather.
The Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program dba GROW South Dakota recently received a $7,500 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation’s Homeownership Counseling Grant Program to support homebuyer education and counseling. The Wells Fargo Foundation has been a longtime supporter of the G…