FSA and SDSU Extension Farm Bill Meetings in January

Farm Forum

Regional FSA and SDSU Extension new Farm Bill safety net educational public meetings are being held during January. SDSU Extension will demonstrate the ARC/PLC calculators & decision tools that are available to producers to assist in making your ARC/PLC decisions.

All producers should plan to attend one of these informational meetings prior to making their 2014 Farm Bill decisions.

January 6 – Watertown – @ 1 p.m.

Codington County Extension Complex – Enter on the south side of building, 1910 W Kemp Ave., Watertown, SD

January 8 – Aberdeen – @ 1 p.m.

Ramada Inn, 2727 6th Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD

January 13 – Yankton – @ 1 p.m.

JoDeans’, 2809 Broadway Ave., Yankton, SD

January 21 – Fort Pierre – @ 1 p.m.

AmericInn, 312 Island Dr., Fort Pierre, SD

January 26 – Oacoma – @ 1 p.m.

Cedar Shore Resort, 1500 Shoreline Dr., Oacoma, SD

January 28 – Sioux Falls – (Farm Show)

Details pending

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in these meetings should contact Stan Thompson, CED at 605-448- extension 2 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 at least 3 days in advance of the meeting.

Each farm unit may be different, there is not a one case scenario that fits all. It is recommended for producers to attend multiple meetings and research multiple tools in order to best determine which program is best for each farm you own and/or operate.

To learn more about which safety net options are most appropriate for specific farming operations, farmers can use new Web tools at These can be accessed from the convenience of a home computer or a mobile device at any time. Mitchell Tech also has videos and tools on their website: