Ag Life

Monarchs on the Move Challenge Touring Iowa this summer

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach The 4-H Ag Innovators Experience Monarchs on the Move challenge tour is underway in Iowa, and geared up to...

Urban Ag Day event provides hands-on opportunity for students

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — More than 80 fourth-grade students from Milbank area schools spent the day gaining hands-on knowledge of the state's number one industry...

Krueger: It’s easy to support ethanol 100%

By Gerald Krueger Aberdeen Why is there so much opposition to increasing the amount of ethanol blend in America’s automobiles? We have enjoyed the 10-percent blend...

Prairie Doc Perspective: Get outside and soak in some health

By Richard P. Holm, MD Special to the Farm Forum Research tells us that regardless your age, exercising just 30 minutes daily of even mild to...

May is National Bike Month

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist “Use your gears,” my husband called back over his shoulder. That’s easy for him to say, I thought...

Farmers Union urges USDA to address farm suicide crisis

National Farmers Union WASHINGTON — Many farmers and ranchers are coping with alarming levels of stress, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) should serve...

My picky eater grew up to be a healthful eater

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist “I suppose this is going to be a column,” my son said as I pushed a grocery...

Celebrate farm and ranch moms this Mother’s Day

by Lura Roti South Dakota Farmers Union Karli McCance The more the merrier" would be a good phrase to describe Karli McCance's take on children. "The more kids...

Jane Green: Am I a pack rat?

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum I have often heard the expression that “all good things must come to an end.” Really? They have...

Prairie Doc Perspective: Health benefits of living in a prairie community

By Richard P. Holm, MD Special to the Farm Forum I love our home in Brookings, S.D. When anyone asks me where I am from, instead...

Fire up the grill! It’s Beef Month!

South Dakota Beef Industry Council PIERRE — Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May as Beef Month to show his support of South Dakota's beef industry...

Add some new flavors to your menu

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist “Do you know what’s in the sauce?” I asked the server. “Do you not like it?” he asked. I...

Foster: Find the right financial advisor

by Dennis Foster Special to the Farm Forum In last month’s column, we focused on trust as it relates to people in general. This can be...

Photo Gallery: Celebrating the start of spring weather

Warmer weather has headed into the Midwest through the last few weeks. See photos of the start of this spring weather here.

Boring farm days gave way to excitement

By Gerald Krueger Aberdeen After writing for so many years, I am ever mindful that our readers will tire of certain subjects I bring to your...

Are my leafy greens safe to eat?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist “Can I eat the romaine lettuce in my refrigerator?” the caller asked. “No, we need to toss romaine...

State 4-H leaders sponsor financial assistance

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The South Dakota 4-H Leader's Association annually sponsors financial assistance for youth wanting to attend 4-H summer camp programs. "The South Dakota...

Agriculture research, technology career goals for 2 Scholastic Stars

By Elizabeth Varin [email protected] The future of agriculture may be graduating from area schools this year. And for one student, her interest in a future career started...

It’s time to celebrate auctioneers

Today is Auctioneers Day! Merlin Worlie and Val Jark of Jark/Worlie Auction Service talk about the best part of the job at a recent...

Jane Green: This weather’s for the birds

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum Without any fanfare, apologies, or reservations, I declare that the recent weather we have been experiencing in South...

6 steps to making a salad in a jar

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist Every now and then I get a little envious of the creativity of my co-workers’ lunches. I...

Show 4-H pride with license plate decal

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — 4-H members, supporters and alumni can show their pride with a 4-H license plate decal. All funds collected from the $10 decals...

SDSU Extension MyPI empowers youth with disaster preparedness training

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Disaster can strike a family or community at any time. Are you prepared? SDSU Extension, is working to empower South Dakota teens,...

Raise your hand to support 4-H youth and families

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — 4-H, the largest youth development program in the nation, is calling on alumni and supporters to raise their hands to help...

Prairie Doc Perspective: Mending a broken heart

By Richard P. Holm, M.D. Special to the Farm Forum Mrs. H. was in her mid 80s when her husband died. I admired how she had...

BeefTalk: Grass calving

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Reflection is a good thing. Reflection helps put our decisions in perspective relative to our lives, our work, our...

Plan would allow drug testing for some food stamp recipients

By JULIET LINDERMAN and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain...

Coffee drinkers, take note

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist Do you start your day with a cup of coffee or two? Many people do. I remember...

Supporting our rural communities

By Mike Jaspers South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture If you’ve spent much time in South Dakota, you understand the important partnership between agriculture and rural communities....

South Dakota 4-H International Program seeks host families

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — South Dakota 4-H International Exchange program is seeking South Dakota families to host middle-school age youth from Japan for summer 2018. "Being...

Trust is key to managing a family farm

by Dennis Foster Special to the Farm Forum I am going to veer slightly away from my planned topic for this month and get into some...

SDSU Extension selected as National Anchor Partner

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension was recently selected by Everyday Democracy, a national leader in civic participation and community change, to serve as an...

Are you inspired to spring-clean your kitchen?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist Technically, our calendars inform us it’s spring, even though daffodils and tulips are hiding below the...

Move into May campaign challenges consumers to be beef balanced

South Dakota Beef Industry Council PIERRE - Shake off the winter blues with the South Dakota Beef Industry Council's (SDBIC) Move into May campaign. This fun...

USDA to address opioid crisis in rural America

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – On April 4, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the United States Department of...

New state 4-H Ambassador Program expands teen leadership opportunities

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — South Dakota 4-H is launching a state 4-H Ambassador Program to expand leadership opportunities for teens. "For years South Dakota 4-H Youth...

Opioid prevention, treatment and recovery: What’s working in your town?

U.S. Department of Agriculture Huron – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett unveiled a new interactive feature on the United States Department...

Prairie Doc Perspective: Orphan trains and the best interest of the...

By Richard P. Holm, MD Special to the Farm Forum My grandmother, Axie Jackson Powell, died at 99 having lived a blessed yet tragic life. As...

Prevent accidental poisoning in your home

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “What was her first word?” my older daughter asked as she held our neighbor’s toddler granddaughter. “Da-da,”...

USDA expands focus on program integrity across all nutrition programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – As part of Agriculture Secretary Perdue’s strategic goal of ensuring that our programs are delivered efficiently, effectively and with...

Photo Gallery: Cute baby animals

We’re wishing a very happy Easter to you all. Celebrate with these photos from our Capture Dakota friends of baby animals throughout the region. How...

Photo Gallery: Students show ag-interest at Northern SD science fair

See some of the agriculture-related projects at the Northern South Dakota Science and Math Fair, which took place March 22 at Northern State University...

Rural counties are making a comeback, census data shows

By Tim Henderson Stateline.org McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Some long-declining small towns and farming and manufacturing counties are adding people as population growth in large cities cools, according...

Guest column: USDA to help feed hungry children this summer

by Julie Gross USDA Rural Development State Director HURON, S.D. — Many parents and children are already beginning to think about summer. Sadly, though, the thought...

Are eggs healthful?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist I remember going to my daughter’s preschool for “green eggs and ham” day. Yes, the food was...

Connect Americans Now reaches 100 members

Connect Americans Now WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just over three months after its national launch, the Connect Americans Now (CAN) coalition is marking a major milestone,...

A-ha moments

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum Oh, how sweet it is! The good old days are back! There’s still some “fire in the belly”...

Food choices: Are vegetarian diets healthful?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “Do you want to have lunch with me?” I asked my son. “They’re serving pork burritos,...

Sign up now for Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Registration is now open for the Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference, set for May 8-9 in De Smet. Rural leaders and...

Know Your Numbers Know Your Options: SDSU Extension ag finance for...

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — If you're a woman involved in the agriculture industry, with questions about farm finance and leases, then SDSU Extension's Know Your...
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