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Share Your Voice on Feed Tonnage Fee Increase

10/11/2019

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is considering an increase in the feed tonnage fee from $0.02/ton to $0.10/ton. The SDDA believes the fee increase is necessary to continue running the Animal Feed and Remedy Program. The purpose of this program is to protect producers, the agriculture industry, and consumers from mislabeled or adulterated feed and remedy products.

Leadership, Precision and Performance is Theme of 102nd Annual SDFB Convention

10/2/2019

Make plans to join South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) for their Annual Convention Nov. 22-23, 2019 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, S.D. “Leadership. Precision. Performance.” is the theme for the 102nd event.

Court Opinion Brings to Light Concerns Over Swampbuster Enforcement

9/25/2019

A recent circuit court opinion is bringing light to concerns about a lack of due process for farmers and ranchers in the arbitrary enforcement of Swampbuster guidelines by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Sonny Perdue to take action to heed the court’s reprimand and fix the agency’s broken appeals process.

Farm and Ranch Families Honored

9/24/2019

Farm and ranch families who have owned their land for a century or more were honored at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair, receiving a Century, Quasquicentennial or Sesquicentennial Farm and Ranch award from South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).

South Dakota Farm Bureau Continues to Give Back Thanks to the SDSU Jacks

9/23/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will donate another $600 to area food pantries thanks to its partnership with the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits for the 2019 football season.

South Dakota to host First Ever Midwest Collegiate Farm Bureau Conference

9/13/2019

Learn, Grow and Lead is the theme of the first ever Midwest Collegiate Farm Bureau Conference taking place Oct. 11-13, 2019 at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Gives Back Thanks to the SDSU Jacks

9/12/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has entered an exciting partnership with the South Dakota State University Jacks for the 2019 Football Season that will benefit local food pantries throughout South Dakota. The first series of donations will benefit communities that have experienced difficulties due to recent storms.

Sustainability on the Farm and Ranch Event Coming to Watertown

9/6/2019

A day of farm and ranch tours followed by a panel discussion are all part of a Sustainability on the Farm and Ranch event on Sept. 14, 2019, centered at Watertown, S.D. South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee is hosting the event.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Announces Agri-Partner Connection

8/7/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is reaching out to the state’s agricultural business community through a program called the Agri-Partner Connection. This new offering provides agri-business professionals throughout the state with unique networking, learning and relationship building opportunities.

SDFB Returns to Dakotafest 2019

8/6/2019

Flyboy Donuts, a chance to win a John Deere Gator and forums on industrial hemp, tariffs and trade are a few things South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will be bringing to Dakotafest Aug. 20-22.

Second Wetland Mitigation Bank Credits Now Available

7/22/2019

A second agriculture Wetland Mitigation Bank has released credits for purchase through the South Dakota Ag Wetland Exchange (SDAWE). South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is the sponsor of the SDAWE, which provides ag wetland bank credits for sale to landowners to offset impacts from past or planned wetland conversions.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Applauds the Decision to Move up Cover Crop Harvest Date

6/20/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) applauds the recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move up the date producers can hay, graze and chop cover crops grown on prevent plant acres this year to Sept. 1 rather than the original date of Nov. 1.

Resources Available to Answer Prevented Planting Questions

6/3/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has been taking a number of questions related to prevented planting. We have included a few resources that may you may find helpful.

SDSU Requests Your Participation in an Academic Survey

5/20/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau was asked by South Dakota State University to distribute an academic survey on the political economy of South Dakota to our members for their input.

Land, Livestock and Life the focus of Daylong event in Wall, S.D.

5/16/2019

A day of farm and ranch tours followed by a timely topic panel discussion are all part of a Land, Livestock and Life bus tour event on June 29, 2019, centered at Wall, S.D. South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the SDFB Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee are hosting the event.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Awards Scholarships

5/14/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is pleased to announce seven winners of the 2019 SDFB Scholarship.

South Dakota Ag Wetland Exchange to Take National Stage

5/6/2019

The South Dakota Ag Wetland Exchange will be featured at the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference (NMEBC) later this week in Minneapolis, Minn. The conference brings together members of the environmental community to advance and protect the environment in a financially sustainable way.

USDA Extends Deadline to May 17 for MFP Certification

4/30/2019

Due to setbacks caused by a wet spring, USDA is pushing back the deadline for producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Members Win Leopold Conservation Award

4/29/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau commends Johnson Farms of Frankfort, S.D., for being selected as the winner of the 2019 South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Talks Agriculture in Washington, D. C.

4/6/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) officials recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. where they engaged with elected leaders, congressional staff members, and officials on priority issues important to the ag community in South Dakota.

Wetland Mitigation Bank Credits Now Available

3/26/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) recently announced the availability of credits in the Minnesota River Geographic Service Area (GSA), which were developed through SDFB’s administration of a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Honoring South Dakota Century Farms

3/12/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) are again partnering to recognize South Dakota farms and ranches that have been in the same family for 100 years and more. The Century Farm celebration will take place at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, August 29, 2019.

Agriculture on Display during Ag Day

3/11/2019

The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) will showcase agriculture to over 3,000 children March 22 & 23 in Sioux Falls at the Washington Pavilion.

Using Talents in Agriculture to Help Others Across the Globe

2/26/2019

On the recent South Dakota Farm Bureau Town & Country radio show a discussion took place by several guests who are using their skills and talents in agriculture to help families in poverty stricken areas across the globe.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Holds Day at South Dakota Capitol

2/19/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) members from across the state recently took part in SDFB Day at the South Dakota Capitol on Feb. 12, 2019.

Applications Being Accepted for South Dakota Farm Bureau 2019 Scholarship

1/30/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors pursuing secondary education, as well as current college and technical school students. Scholarships will be awarded to students whose parents or guardians are current members of SDFB, and have been members for at least two years.

Make Plans to Visit South Dakota Farm Bureau at the Black Hills Stock Show

1/22/2019

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will have a strong presence at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (BHSS) taking place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Central States Fairgrounds Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2019 in Rapid City.

South Dakota Farm Bureau announces credit availability in South Dakota Ag Wetland Exchange

1/10/2019

The first agriculture Wetland Mitigation Bank (WMB) credits have been released under the South Dakota Ag Wetland Exchange.

SDFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference to be held in Deadwood

12/27/2018

Young people involved in agriculture are invited to attend the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Farm and Ranch Conference, February 1-2, 2019 at The Lodge in Deadwood, S.D. The theme for the conference is “Sustainability in Today’s Environment”.

Brookings Farmer Advances to National Farm Bureau Competition

12/26/2018

Katy VanderWal of Brookings, S.D., will represent South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) at the national Discussion Meet contest that will take place during the AFBF Annual Convention, Jan. 11-16, 2019 in New Orleans, LA.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Statement on Naming of new South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture

12/20/2018

South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal praised the announcement by South Dakota Governor-elect Kristi Noem on the selection of Kim Vanneman of Ideal, S.D. as the next Secretary of Agriculture.

Comments Will Soon be Taken on Proposed New Clean Water Rule

12/14/2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army have released a pre-publication version of the new clean water rule and will be taking comments on a proposed new clean water rule for 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register. They are also planning to hold a public listening session in Kansas City, Kansas.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Team Announces Accurate Ag Books

12/3/2018

“Springtime at Grandpa & Grandma’s Farm” and “Seed, Sun & Soil” are two Accurate Ag books recently unveiled by the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) at the SDFB Annual Convention in Rapid City, S.D.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Delegates Elect New Vice President

11/20/2018

Jeffery Gatzke, of Hitchcock, S.D. was elected vice president of South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) during the SDFB 101st Convention held recently in Rapid City, S.D.

SDFB Statement on E15 Announcement

10/10/2018

Yesterday, President Trump announced that gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol, E-15, will be sold year-round. Previously, sales of E-15 were banned in most states annually between June 1 and September 15, which includes the country’s busiest driving months.

New USMCA Trade Agreement Good for South Dakota

10/10/2018

Observing trade negotiations is not for those weak in spirit. For months, South Dakota farmers waited patiently for signs of progress from the Trump Administration on a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. Admittedly, the talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement, in the shadow of a dismal farm economy, tested our wills.

SDFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Group Shares Voice in Washington D.C.

10/8/2018

Members of the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) committee recently attended a National Affairs trip to Washington D.C. Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, 2018.

Join Minnehaha County Farm Bureau for Farmer's Day at the Barn

10/1/2018

Celebrate the role of farmers in the Sioux Falls economy at the inaugural National Farmer's Day at the Stockyards Ag Experience Barn, 301 E. Falls Park Dr. in Sioux Falls on Friday, October 12 from 4-7 p.m.

"W is Wrong" Coalition to Hold Free Webinar

10/1/2018

Prepare for the November election by taking part in a free webinar about Constitutional Amendment W.

Burke Hospital Expansion Made Possible by SDFB Donation

9/28/2018

Community Memorial Hospital in Burke, S.D., will be celebrating an expansion to their hospital that was made possible thanks to a $10,000 donation from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.

Moore named Executive Vice President for AFBF

9/27/2018

American Farm Bureau President (AFBF) Zippy Duvall today announced the appointment of Dale Moore as Executive Vice President of AFBF.

South Dakota Farm Bureau to Hold 101st Convention in Rapid City

9/27/2018

Make plans to attend the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) 101st Annual Convention, Nov. 16-17, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza, Rapid City, S.D. Registration for the event is now open and available at www.sdfbf.org.

Farm and Ranch Families Honored at South Dakota State Fair

9/18/2018

Eighty-nine farm and ranch families who have owned their land for a century or more were honored at the 2018 South Dakota State Fair, receiving a Century Farm & Ranch or Quasquicentennial Farm & Ranch award from the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).

South Dakota Farm Bureau President Meets with Trump, Pence

9/5/2018

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) President Scott VanderWal of Volga, S.D., met today with President Trump and Vice President Pence to share the financial impact of trade and tariffs on farmers and ranchers across the country and here in South Dakota.

SDFB president to be on trade panel in Sioux Falls

8/29/2018

SD Farm Bureau president Scott VanderWal will appear on a public roundtable regarding trade with American for Prosperity (AFP) August 30 in Sioux Falls.

Join South Dakota Farm Bureau at the South Dakota State Fair

8/29/2018

Parades, great entertainment and free ice cold water are just a few of the ways South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will be “Experiencing the Magic” at the 2018 South Dakota State Fair.

Action Alert - Comment Period Open on Motor Carrier Rulemaking

8/28/2018

FMCSA is seeking public comment on revising current Hours of Service regulations.

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall to Have Open Mic at South Dakota Farm Bureau hoop building at DakotaFest

8/20/2018

Who: American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall What: Open Mic to Discuss Ag Issues Where: South Dakota Farm Bureau hoop building at Dakotafest – Lot 445 at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) Shares Research with New Website

8/8/2018

The South Dakota Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) invites visitors to explore their newly launched website, www.sdnrec.og, designed to share information about important nutrient research projects.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Statement on Trade Assistance Package: “Farm and Ranch Families Appreciate Temporary Relief Until Open Markets Continue.”

7/25/2018

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) President Scott VanderWal issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced plans to extend billions of dollars in aid to farmers negatively affected by tariffs. The administration says the plan will offer much-needed support to farmers caught up in trade disputes.

USMEF Tariff Impact Report

7/20/2018

The US Meat Export Federation prepared a white paper detailing the loss of beef and pork trade with China fro retailiatory tariffs and other barriers.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Hosting Succession Planning Events

7/19/2018

Planning for the next farming and ranching generation involves many challenges as well as emotional issues. To help, the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) is hosting two succession planning seminars.

VanderWal Testifies Before Congressional Committee on Trade

7/18/2018

American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Scott VanderWal and Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening today warned Congress that many farms will lose money and even go out of business entirely if the growing trade war continues. Each called for a resumption of talks and removal of tariffs that are undoing decades of progress in trade.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Supports Recent Letter sent to Trump Administration

7/12/2018

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) applauds a recent letter sent by the South Dakota congressional delegation to President Donald Trump urging him to make U.S. agriculture exports a priority with trading partners around the world.

Join South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) at the Birdcage

7/10/2018

Minnehaha County Farm Bureau is bringing back Farm Bureau Night at the Sioux Falls Canaries game on Monday, July 16 at the home of the Canaries, the Birdcage.

SD Farm Bureau to host Hawaiian Luau at Turner County Fairgrounds

7/10/2018

Celebrate summer with South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) at a Hawaiian Luau on Wednesday, July 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building on the Turner County Fairgrounds in Parker, S.D. The SDFB Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) in that area are hosting the event along with local county Farm Bureaus.

Call to Action from South Dakota Farm Bureau

7/5/2018

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) urges agriculture producers and businesses to be in contact with South Dakota congressional representatives on the impact of escalating tariffs and potential trade wars on producers in South Dakota.

SDSU Extension Accepting Applications for beefSD Class 4

6/21/2018

SDSU Extension is now accepting applications for beefSD Class 4. BeefSD is an intensive two-year educational program designed to take participants to the next level in beef production. Class 4 is scheduled to start in the fall of 2018. To date, 110 people from 62 South Dakota cattle operations have completed the program

Sharing Good Food With Families in the Hospital

6/18/2018

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) presented a $1,750 check recently to the Rapid City Regional Hospital Foundation. The funds will be used to provide meals to families that have pediatric patients staying in the hospital.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Awards Six Scholarships

5/14/2018

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is pleased to announce six winners of the 2018 SDFB Scholarship.

South Dakota Farm Bureau urges comments on proposed tariffs

4/16/2018

Farmers and ranchers are urged to submit comments opposing a proposed import tariff by China on goods from the United States to China. U.S. goods affected in the tariff include beef, soybeans, sorghum and airplanes. The Chinese tariff is in response to a recommended tariff the Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has posed to China.

Collegiate Farm Bureau students to host "Food Evolution" showing at SDSU

3/20/2018

Students from South Dakota State University Collegiate Farm Bureau will dig into the question of how our food is produced when they host a showing of the movie “Food Evolution” on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Baily Rotunda Room D on the SDSU campus.

Agriculture to be on Display at the Washington Pavilion

3/12/2018

The South Dakota Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) will participate in showcasing agriculture to 3,500 children March 16 & 17 in Sioux Falls at the Washington Pavilion.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Team Share the Farm Bureau Story

3/9/2018

The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) shared the Farm Bureau story at the Women in Blue Jeans Conference held recently in Mitchell, S.D.

Rep. Noem Honored with Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

3/8/2018

The American Farm Bureau Federation today presented Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress.

Young Farmers & Ranchers Attend National Leadership Conference

3/5/2018

Members of the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) and Collegiate Farm Bureau traveled to Reno, Nevada recently to participate in the National YF&R Leadership Conference.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Member to Deliver Key-Note Session

2/23/2018

South Dakota Farm Bureau member Jared Knock of Willow Lake will be the key-note speaker at the South Dakota 4-H Leaders Association Conference on Sat. Feb 24, 2018 in Huron.

Century Farm applications are available now

2/13/2018

South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture are again partnering to recognize South Dakota farms and ranches that have been in the same family for 100 years and more. The Century Farm celebration will take place at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, August 30, 2018.

Applications Being Accepted for 2018 South Dakota Farm Bureau Scholarship

2/1/2018

Applications are now being accepted for South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) scholarships for college-bound high school as well as current college and continuing students.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Heading to 60th Annual Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo

1/22/2018

South Dakota Farm Bureau will be part of the 60th Anniversary Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (BHSS) taking place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Central States Fairgrounds Jan. 26 – Feb. 4 in Rapid City.

Jensen Elected to Farm Bureau Board of Directors

1/18/2018

Reid Jensen, a Burbank, S.D. producer, was elected to serve on the South Dakota Farm Bureau Board of Directors at the organization’s recent Centennial Convention.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Member Finishes Third in Nation at National Competition

1/15/2018

Jared Knock, of Carpenter, S.D., finished third in the nation at the Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Discussion Meet at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention held recently in Nashville, Tenn.

VanderWal Re-elected Vice President of American Farm Bureau Federation

1/11/2018

Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 2018 Annual Convention re-elected Zippy Duvall of Georgia as President and South Dakota farmer Scott VanderWal as Vice President of AFBF for another two-year term.

Watch South Dakota on Center Stage at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention LIVE

1/5/2018

Tune in for LIVE coverage of the Finals of the AFBF Discussion Meet and Pres. Donald Trump.

Farm & Ranch Conference to be Held

12/20/2017

The South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers will host their annual Farm and Ranch Conference, January 19-20, 2018 at the Downtown Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux Falls, S.D.

President Trump to Address Farm Bureau Members Annual Convention

12/20/2017

Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States, will address farm and ranch families from across the nation at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 99th Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Present Awards

12/14/2017

The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee recognized several individuals at the SDFB Centennial Convention held recently in Sioux Falls. An award of high esteem given by YF&R is in honor of former SDFB president and board member Richard Kjerstad of Wall, S.D.

Friend of Agriculture Awards Presented

12/11/2017

Three agri-businesses were honored recently with the “Friend of Agriculture” award by South Dakota Farm Bureau at their Centennial Convention held recently in Sioux Falls.

Discussion Meet Winner Announced

12/11/2017

Jared Knock of Willow Lake, S.D. was named the winner of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet contest held recently at the SDFB Centennial Convention in Sioux Falls.

John Green Creates Exclusive Painting for South Dakota Farm Bureau

11/29/2017

Attendees at the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Centennial Convention had the opportunity to watch artist John Green of Madison, S.D., create an original painting exclusively designed for the South Dakota Farm Bureau centennial.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Honors Winners of Anne Hunter and Tom McNenny Awards

11/29/2017

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) honored several volunteers and outstanding county Farm Bureaus during the SDFB Centennial Convention held recently in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Spirit of Giving Back Displayed at S.D. Farm Bureau Centennial Convention

11/27/2017

Volunteers from across the state cut and tied 100 blankets during the recent South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Convention held in Sioux Falls and donated the tie-blankets to a local hospital. Members of the SDFB Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) and Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee made the fleece blankets to benefit others in honor the organization’s 100th year.

Children's Book Unveiled at South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Convention

11/21/2017

“Visiting Grandpa and Grandma’s Farm” is a self-published book that was unveiled at the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Convention held in Sioux Falls Nov. 17-18. The book was written by members of the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Women’s Leadership Team.

Future of Agriculture in South Dakota Focus of South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Convention

11/13/2017

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will spend the second day of their Centennial Convention on November 18, 2017 looking to the future of Ag in South Dakota.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Applauds FSA Appointment

11/10/2017

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) congratulates the appointment of Paul Shubeck as the new South Dakota state FSA director. Shubeck, a farmer from Beresford, S.D. was announced to lead the USDA’s Farm Service Agency in South Dakota earlier this week.

New Farm Bureau Reception Room Part of Burke Hospital Expansion

11/3/2017

Community Memorial Hospital in Burke, S.D., is the recipient of a $10,000 donation from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative. The award will be recognized on Wednesday, November 8 at 5 p.m. at the hospital in Burke.

Chad Greenway and Aaron Sanchez to Headline South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Convention

11/3/2017

Make plans to attend the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Centennial Convention, Nov. 17-18, 2017 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The 2-day event will feature nationally-recognized speakers on issues facing the ag industry, retired NFL Linebacker Chad Greenway, and for the first time in the 100-year history, the organization will offer a special foodie event featuring Aaron Sanchez, Food Network Chef. The Friday night foodie event will include a Foodie Fiesta presented by Hungry for Truth, an initiative from South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council.

Grain Rescue Tubes Coming to Clay County Thanks to South Dakota Farm Bureau

10/30/2017

Grain bin accidents can tragically impact individuals, families and entire communities. Grain rescue tubes can save lives in the event of a grain entrapment and producers in Clay / Union County will now have grain rescue tubes available to them because of a donation through the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.

Yankton High School Gets FFA Chapter Thanks to South Dakota Farm Burea

10/24/2017

Yankton High School has never had an agriculture program or an FFA Chapter. This offering is now a reality because of a $6,000 donation from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.

Fairground Improvements Coming to the Community of Nisland

10/23/2017

The Butte / Lawrence County Fairgrounds located at Nisland, S.D. is gearing up for major improvements to the bleachers thanks to the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative. The new project will be recognized on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. MT at the Fairgrounds located in Nisland.

New Outdoor Archery Range Coming to Webster

10/20/2017

The community of Webster will be getting a new 3D outdoor archery range thanks to the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative. The new facility will be recognized at an Open House on Friday, October 27 from 3-7 at the facility along US Highway 12 west of Webster. Clark / Day County Farm Bureau will be grilling steak sandwiches at the event.

New playground equipment coming to Platte thanks to South Dakota Farm Bureau

10/10/2017

Cooler weather is not stopping the community of Platte from celebrating new playground equipment in their community. The equipment was made possible thanks to the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative and will be recognized at an event on Friday, October 14, 2017 at the playground next to the new Platte swimming pool.

South Dakota Delegation Meets with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

9/26/2017

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) President Scott VanderWal and Michael Elsen, a producer from Hecla were part of a small group that met privately with U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue today in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues relating to wetland concerns.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Donates Life Saving Equipment to Fire Department

9/18/2017

It seems simple. A single tube. But it’s something that could mean the difference between life and death in a grain bin. Thanks to a donation by the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative, producers in Brookings and Kingsbury counties will have this resource available to them.

Congressional Leaders will Discuss Next Farm Bill at Dakotafest

8/14/2017

South Dakota Farm Bureau will be hosting a Farm Bureau Forum on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m. CDT in the Reaves Building at Dakotafest in Mitchell

South Dakota Farm Bureau Bringing New Events to Dakotafest

8/9/2017

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will be offering new “Lunch and Learn” sessions at Dakotafest in their hoop building and tent located in lot #445 on the east end of 4th Street at Dakotafest on the Schlaffman Farm in Mitchell, S.D.

All About Agriculture Program a Reality Thanks to South Dakota Farm Bureau

8/7/2017

Grant County 4-H youth are now able to participate in a new program titled All About Agriculture thanks to donations from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative grant.

Youth to Benefit from South Dakota Farm Bureau Grant

8/3/2017

Young people in the Prairie Winds 4-H Program are receiving new educational kits as well as adding facility improvements thanks to donations from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative grant.

Perkins County to Celebrate New Concession Stand / Rest Rooms

8/2/2017

A new concession stand and handicap accessible restrooms have been built on the Perkins County Fairgrounds thanks to donations from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative grant.

Turner County Fair to unveil new building for this year's event

7/24/2017

How does the oldest county fair in South Dakota keep growing and expanding? Community commitment and support is behind the latest addition to the Turner County Fair in Parker, S.D., where a new commercial building is being constructed to keep pace with growing demand from those who want to interact with over 80,000 attendees who take in the annual event.

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