SDSU Extension Feed and Forage Finder Forum on Facebook
BROOKINGS – SDSU Extension announces the launch of SDSU Extension Feed and Forage Finder Forum on Facebook.
“As the drought continues in South Dakota it has become imperative for producers to have as many feeding options and resources available as possible. With that in mind SDSU Extension is launching a Facebook page where people can interact and exchange information about feed and forage resources,” said Kalyn Waters, SDSU Extension Cow Calf Field Specialist.
The purpose of the forum is to provide South Dakota producers information and resources related to feed and forage. The Facebook page will include an area where people can post if they have hay, silage, pasture, custom feeding/ care, and commodity feeds available for purchase. The Facebook page will make it possible for people to exchange information about feed and pasture options and resources available to South Dakota producers.
The Facebook page is a result of GrowingSD talks conducted throughout the state. “One of the main concerns from producers was the lack of feed resources for their livestock,” Shannon Sand SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist said.
“There’s a real need to create a way for producers to have more access to feed and forage resources with people that have feed to sell or pasture for rent.”
Based on producer feedback, a committee was formed to think of possible solutions for South Dakota producers.
“Because of the fact that 51 percent of Americans have a Facebook account, it became apparent that the creation of a feed and forage forum on Facebook has the potential to reach a large audience,” Sand said.
To learn more, search “SDSU Extension Feed & Forage Finder & Forum” on Facebook or visit iGrow.org.