I can’t handle hot weather.
Images from the grandstand concerts and other activities on the fairgrounds Wednesday.
Meet one of the kids who braved the sheep. Gwyneth Senger, 6, took first place Tuesday night at the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo Mutton Busting event.
Have you decided what to eat at this year's Brown County Fair? Let our photo gallery help you narrow down your choices.
Area youngsters got their chance in the arena Tuesday night at the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo
A second night of rodeo action was held Tuesday at the Brown County Fair
See photos from the Brown County Fair Open Youth Horse Show on Aug. 13, 2018.
The Brown County Fair is almost here. See 4-Hers prep the fairgrounds ahead of next week’s fair.
I remember going out to our friend’s farm to help pick corn every summer when I was a child.
David Eckert and Aaron Kiesz have been hobby beekeepers together for about six years. The hobby occasionally yields honey, and brings back memories for Eckert who worked for a commercial beekeeper in high school.
In his first two years competing in the special foods contest for 4-H Club, 10-year-old Gabe Mattson made smoothies.
PIERRE — State regulators decided Tuesday to seek receivership of a failed grain company and sell it to farmers, who then could make financial claims against a second company for millions of dollars the first company hasn’t paid them.
Workdays are focused on helping his patients, young and old, feel better. But, when family practice doctor Chad Thury has some time for himself and his family, he likes to get outdoors and spend time in South Dakota’s parks.
HURON – On Aug. 6, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $345.5 million in 20 infrastructure projects to improve rural electric service in 14 states. Included in this announcement are two projects for South Dakota totaling $2…
2018 Make It With Wool district contests have been scheduled in Aberdeen, Parker, Brookings, and Newell, S.D. Contests will be held:
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is pleased to announce that fourteen projects statewide, almost twice as many as last year, have been awarded funding through the Good Food Access Program (GFAP). A total of $233,750 in grant funds has been awarded to projects t…
I was amused by a red squirrel dangling upside down from a branch, eating sunflower seeds out of our new bird feeder.
Paul Hotchkiss’ first love is farming.
HURON, S.D. — On Aug. 1, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $97 million in 12 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 11 states.
BRISTOL — Hundreds from the area — and a few from out of state — will flock to a tiny, lively church in rural Bristol this weekend for a charity event that takes them back to a simpler time.
What do these sheep get up to? Take a 360 degree look inside a sheep pen at South Dakota Summer Spotlight in Huron on July 28.
BROOKINGS — This summer, more than 95 youth participated in a Bike Rodeo hosted at the Grant County 4-H Grounds and led by 14-year-old Grant County 4-H member, William Karels.
BROOKINGS — Forty-one South Dakota 4-H youth learned about political processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., as part of Citizenship Washington Focus, an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high-school youth held at the National 4-H Conferen…
BROOKINGS — Growing up a Type 1 diabetic, Francesca Willard is familiar with the challenges associated with a chronic disease. She also understands the value of nutritional education and a supportive team have on living a full life in spite of her Type 1 diabetes.
Check out some of the sights from Saturday, July 28 at SD Summer Spotlight in Huron.
See the champion and reserve champions from SD Summer Spotlight in Huron on Saturday, July 29.
WASHINGTON – On July 27, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced USDA is inviting comments on the implementation of the e-Connectivity Pilot Program established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 on March 23, 2018.
“The beans are cold!” my husband exclaimed. We were at a picnic with pork and beans as a side dish.
HURON – On July 23, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $17.4 million in 41 projects that will provide essential services for rural communities in 22 states.
Hubby and I went for a long drive the other day. We were checking the crops, enjoying the warm sunshine, and appreciating the beautiful countryside. Well, one mile led to another and before we knew it, we had traveled back to my old stomping grounds. My, oh my, things had certainly changed a…
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Holding her baby boy in her arms, Julie Larson laughed softly when she saw his tiny face break into a smile.
Sometimes, I feel like a broken record, especially when we reach canning season.
HURON – On July 16, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities.
WASHINGTON – On July 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) kicked off the annual government-wide Feds Feed Families campaign. The food drive is an annual event in which Federal employees in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and throughout the country collect food for distribution…
BISMARCK, N.D. — Lori Martin is passionate about local foods.
Keeping cool can be a challenge at some rodeos. On a hot and humid July 8, Tory Reinders from Huron, SD, and Prairie Retzer of Long Lake, SD, talk about keeping their horses cool at the Hub Area 4-H Rodeo at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Aberdeen.
What do you think? Have we had about enough of those mighty rains missing us in Aberdeen?
See what was so shocking! Kids learned different safety measures and opportunities available at the Brown County Farmers Union Camp on July 10 at the Brown County Fairgrounds. Listen in on one of the lessons from Northern Electric Cooperative.
The South Dakota Farmers Union held its Brown County camp July 10, teaching students about safety, opportunities in agriculture and more. See photos from the morning demonstrations here.
The second day of the Hub Area 4-H Rodeo took place July 8 at Akkerman Arena at the Brown County Fairgrounds. See some of the rides here.
See action from the goat tying event at the Hub Area 4-H Rodeo on July 7, 2018 at the Brown County Fairgrounds.
I always looked forward to picnics when I was a child.
The 2018 Brown County 4-H Special Foods Contest was held on June 26 at Simmons Middle School. Joy Braun was the judge. The following are the results of the contest:
Last month we opened up a discussion on gifting as it relates to the current tax codes. We must be aware this is always a moving target and perform our planning with the facts at hand. With the current federal and gift tax exemption level at 11 million dollars per person, I would recommend s…
Elise Wiggins learned to butcher from a famous Italian master chef, just a few years ago in the Tuscany village of Panzano.
It’s time to head to the cookout, pull out the fireworks and celebrate the U.S.A.
Editor’s Note: Six regional farmers were selected as 2018 Farming Fathers. More stories, photos and videos will be posted as announcements are made. See more at www.FarmForum.net/farmingfathers.
There’s no use crying over spilt milk. And there’s no need to be sad that National Dairy Month is almost over.
“Mom, that’s a female yellow pepper because it has four bumps,” my 14-year-old daughter said as she pointed at the peppers on a cutting board. “It’s sweeter.”
BOX ELDER, S.D. – On June 27, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $237 million in 119 rural community service facilities in 29 states.
WASHINGTON – A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that when it comes to handwashing before meals, consumers are failing to properly clean their hands 97 percent of the time. Rushed handwashing can lead to cross-contamination of food and other surfaces, resulting in foodb…