Parents of teenagers often say, “My kids are eating me out of house and home. I can’t believe how much they eat.”
FARGO, N.D. — As we start National Peach Month and are surviving in an often tense and divisive world, I’d like to use a peach recipe to help bring us all together. More on that in a minute.
The Sportsmen Against Hunger deer donation program will change in 2020 in that all deer and elk taken west of the Missouri River or out-of-state for donation in South Dakota must be tested for chronic wasting disease before they can be processed.
State officials are proposing to change South Dakota’s pheasant hunting season in an effort to draw more hunters to participate.
Rodeo: the state sport of South Dakota holds a long legacy steeped in tradition and skill.
My little sister has been living in a new house on the ranch over the hill with her family for a year now. In the fall, her family welcomed a new little girl, Emma, who is now 8 months old. Her oldest daughter, Ada, is 3.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Heidi Kass said sometimes she feels like she should have been born 150 years ago.
OSAKIS, Minn. — “Get out,” Mike Massman hollered from within his family’s pigeon loft. “Out!”
“I’ll have the garlic mashed potatoes and green beans as my two sides,” my younger daughter said.
While the format for this year’s Resource Conservation Speech Contest was new, the participants were up to the challenge.
Having cleaned up from the afternoon’s small chute job out in the country, it was time to settle into an office chair and look through the phone messages our secretary at the vet clinic had for me.
As a forester, when I hear the word stump, of course I think of a tree that has been cut down.
GARDNER, N.D. — In a fast and ever-changing world, Ross and Amber Lockhart are doing some things differently on their Heart and Soil organic farm in rural Gardner, N.D. But they remain committed to it, and enjoy it as much as ever.
FORESTVILLE, Minn. ― Where a couple farm buildings and a general store are left, thousands of people used to live and work.
HALSTAD, Minn. — Get to know Halstad, Minn.: Soon to be famous as the home to the “World’s Largest Sugar Beet!”
AMES, Iowa — Iowa is the leading producer of field corn. In 2016, Iowa produced 18% of all corn grown in the U.S. While there are endless rows of field corn across the state, this is not the corn on your dinner plate.
BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host an online book club about retirement starting September 1, 2020. Through the club, participants will receive a free copy of the book “Purposeful Retirement: How to Bring Happiness and Meaning to Your Retirement,” written by Hyrum W. Smith, and will meet b…
BROOKINGS — Heather Solberg of Volga has been awarded $500 to put toward a business plan concept she developed while participating in the Small Business Basics program coordinated by SDSU Extension. The business skills development program was hosted by the city of Volga over six weeks in Jan…
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Joshua Hofer is the newest member of SDSU Extension’s Community Vitality team of field specialists who assist with business, leadership and community development needs across the state.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S Department of Agriculture on July 15 posted the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s final scientific report, an objective review of the latest available science on specific nutrition topics. The report’s evidence-based findings will inform USDA and the U.S…
“Well, Mom, you did it again,” my older daughter said.
HURON, S.D. — U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Julie Gross announced that USDA is investing $274,000 to build and improve critical infrastructure in the city of Avon.
HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue lauded the achievement of its Meals to You partnership, which has now delivered more than 28.5 million meals to the doorsteps of low-income kids in rural communities across America during the COVID-19 health crisis. Perdu…
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The coronavirus pandemic continues to overwhelm rural hospitals, upend the agricultural economy, and interrupt daily life as we know it, making it clear that family farmers and rural communities require additional support to withstand these trying times. In a letter sent o…
Editor’s note: This article is part of the final segment in the South Dakota News Watch series, “Small Towns, Big Challenges” and features two rural medical professionals who show a deep commitment to providing medical care to residents of remote small-towns in South Dakota.
Woodlawn, Ill. — The most recent Ag Census showed a 27% increase in the number of women managing or operating farms and ranches. Coupled with this, more women than ever are involved in other agricultural careers or studying agriculture in post-secondary institutions. As the number of women i…
BOZEMAN, Mont. – Montana State University Extension educators say it is important for people to understand how titling personal property that is owned in joint tenancy with right of survivorship could have unintended consequences.
In photography, the time period before sunset and after sunrise is called the “golden hour.” The lighting is softer then, the shadows less harsh, and it’s easier to get a good photo.
Challenging times forced 4-H Leaders, members and office staff to make difficult decisions for 2020.
I barely recognized my daughter at first when I walked into the store.
Editor’s note: This article is the final part of a special report by South Dakota News Watch. The “Small Towns, Big Challenges” series was supported in part by a grant from the COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program sponsored by Facebook.
North Dakota State University Extension will host a three-session online food preservation class as part of the Field to Fork program.
When she saw the ad asking for nominations for Farm Forum’s Farming Father, Darci Zens-Martinmaas knew she had to enter her husband’s name. “My husband is the best dad I know.” Receiving the notice that he’d been chosen affirmed her belief. She wrote, “He is the most patient dad; he always h…
The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) was among the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame’s (NDCHF) 2020 class of inductees, which was honored in the NDCHF’s 25th anniversary induction celebration June 19-20 in Medora, N.D. The NDSA was recognized in the Special Achievement category.
The sky is blue. And tree leaves are green.
I always looked forward to picnics when I was a kid.
According to the South Dakota Department of Health, only one in three South Dakotans have completed an advance directive, which is a document that states what kind of health care treatment an individual would want to receive, or not want to receive, if they could not speak for themselves.
The 2020 Brown County 4-H Special Foods Contest was held on Tuesday, June 24 in a virtual setting. Members got to have one-on-one interaction with each judge in a video interview online experience. Renee Marzahn and Audrey Rider were the judges. The following are the results of the contest:
“My jars of homemade raspberry jam exploded in my cupboard!” my exasperated caller told me.
While boredom may have set in for some teens remote schooling this spring, this wasn’t the case for Tyler Fastnacht. Tyler, his brother and stepbrothers spent the last eight weeks of the 2020 school year helping their dad, Shane, and grandpa with calving, feeding and starting to work with th…
Why do we celebrate bees and other pollinators? Ever hear the expression “busy as a bee”? One out of four bites of human food is courtesy of hard working bees.
Columbia Grain International (CGI) is one of the largest processors and exporters of high-quality pulses in the United States, supplying the world’s pantry with a plethora of these nutrient-dense powerhouses.
HOKAH, Minn. — There is such a thing as a free (range) lunch.
Taizalee Glass of Hebron, N.D., is the lucky recipient of a $1000 national scholarship for 2020. It is called the Marilyn Spiker/Sheila Massey Memorial Scholarship and only two in the nation were awarded. It is sponsored by the Foundation for Agricultural Education (FAED) and Women Involved …
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With unemployment rates skyrocketing during the Covid-19 pandemic, many Americans are struggling to make ends meet. Fortunately, the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a section to help homeowners and renters in this time of need.
The Arlington American Legion Post 42 First Annual Poker Run will be held on July 11-12. The Arlington American Legion, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion are working together to provide funds for the new legion building in Arlington. This exciting new building has truly been a community…
Kitchens comfort us with memories, conversation, teaching and learning. But the COVID-19 pandemic and its lack of options for dining out changed the home kitchen’s role in daily lives.
PIERRE, S.D. — Rabbit owners in South Dakota should be aware that a fatal, highly contagious viral disease of rabbits has recently been identified in multiple states. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus, or RHDV, has been diagnosed as the cause of death in wild rabbits and hares in New Mexico, …
I have a healthy respect for grills.
BOZEMAN — If a person falls ill during the COVID-19 pandemic, many questions may need to be answered about their finances. Montana State University Extension educators suggest creating a financial power of attorney to help protect a person’s assets if they are hospitalized.
The COVID-19 pandemic could not have come at a worse time for many of South Dakota’s small towns.
“You have a lot of food in here,” our son commented the other day.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa’s commercial horticulture industry contributes $48 million to the state’s economy each year and provides fresh fruits and vegetables to Iowa consumers. Recognizing the value of this segment of agriculture, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has designated June 22-26, 2020, as Iowa Frui…
FARGO, N.D. — Food boxes have started rolling into food banks as a part of the Farmers to Families Food Box program funded by Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.