Climate-smart agriculture and the latest updates on ways farmers can access incentives for sustainable practices will be explained during informational sessions hosted by South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, in Webster and De Smet. The session in Webster begins at 12 p.m.; and the event in De Smet begins at 6:30 p.m. 

A complimentary meal will be served at both locations. Investments of $18 billion for conservation strategies in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) may allow farmers to receive incentives for certain practices and even create new revenue streams. 

Jared Knock and Ryan Eichler of AgSpire will be presenting information on

sustainability strategies that may help farmers qualify for incentives in the IRA, while delivering results and improving resiliency and soil health. The speakers will discuss attainable climate goals in the IRA and how management practices and cover crop selections can help farmers access opportunities. AgSpire works to implement positive land practices on farms and ranches around the country. 

The event in Webster will be held at the Izaak Walton League, located at 500 E Highway 12 in Webster. The event in De Smet will take place at the De Smet Event Center, located at 700 Wilder Lane De Smet. 

The event is free and open to the public. To assist with the meal count, please register by following the link; or contact Helen Geppert at 605-770-8581. 

SDFB and county Farm Bureaus in District 3 are hosting the event as part of its Summer Event Series. The series includes various activities that county members organize in Farm Bureau districts to provide farmers and ranchers educational opportunities and access to top experts and thought leaders. 

South Dakota Farm Bureau is divided into seven geographical districts. Each district is made up of counties in the respective area and is led by an elected district director who serves on the SDFB state Board of Directors. To view the counties in each district, you can just view a map here. 

Additional SDFB Summer Series activities included educational events on carbon credits, artificial intelligence, and the benefits of calving in May. Future events can be found at or by following SDFB on Facebook.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 – Making Sense out of Climate-Smart Sustainability Programs

12:00 p.m. Webster
Izaak Walton League, 500 E Highway 12
6:30 p.m. De Smet
De Smet Event Center, 700 Wilder Lane