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.
South Dakota Farm Bureau announced their support to today’s move by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make more land available for emergency haying and grazing.
Student athletes in four South Dakota school districts will benefit from improvements to their basketball courts, thanks to funds from the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.
Farm and ranch families need a permanent tax code that boosts the agricultural economy and frees them to reinvest in their businesses, South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal, told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy on Thursday.
A north central South Dakota community will celebrate improvements to provide more housing to the community of Herreid on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. A refurbished 8 plex on Main Street in Herreid is possible thanks to the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.
South Dakota Farm Bureau is encouraged by the announcement earlier today that additional grazing is opening up for South Dakota farmers and ranchers impacted by the current drought.
South Dakota Farm Bureau applauds U.S. Sen. John Thune’s (R-S.D) letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the reversal of a USDA requirement that forces farmers and ranchers to destroy useable hay that would soon be harvested according to a CRP mid-contract management practice.
Roberts County 4-H Members will celebrate improvements to benefit the counties Horse Program on Wednesday, June 28 at 10 a.m. during the Roberts County 4-H Horse Show at the Arena in Sisseton, S.D. The purchase of a new sound system and educational safety equipment is the result of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.
Sanborn County 4-H Members will celebrate improvements made at their fairgrounds on Monday, June 26 at Noon during the Sanborn County 4-H Horse Show at the fairgrounds in Forestburg, S.D. A newly built crows nest is the featured improvement, which is among the list of statewide projects funded through the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative.
An archery shoot-out will take place on Friday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the first phase of the new Wall Archery Range located in Wall, S.D.
Winners have been announced for the annual South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers photo contest. “Telling Your Ag Story” was the theme for the annual photo contest, which awards cash prizes to winners and the opportunity for winning photos to be published in Tri-State Livestock News Ag Pride Edition, as well as utilized in South Dakota Farm Bureau promotional material.
Project Made Possible by South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative Ten beef cattle will be donated this week to McCrossan Boys Ranch as part of a new Cattle Breeding Program the Ranch is initiating. An event to celebrate “the cows coming home” will be held at McCrossan Boys Ranch west of Sioux Falls on Thursday, June 8 at 4 p.m.
Increased trade and marketing opportunities for exporting U.S. meat was the message attendees heard at the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) spring conference held recently in Arlington, VA.
A special interim committee in South Dakota studying nonmeandered waters will be the subject of the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Town and Country Radio show airing on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. on KELO radio.
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) announced their support for a plan announced today by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to create a new undersecretary position focusing on trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Putting others first was the philosophy of South Dakota Farm Bureau member Jane Gebhart of Meadow, S.D. Two days before Gebhart passed away following a brief illness, she spent her time assembling welcome bags with her grandchildren that were donated to help women and children at a shelter in Spearfish, S.D.
The confirmation of Sonny Perdue to the position of Secretary of Agriculture is drawing loud support from South Dakota Farm Bureau. SDFB President Scott VanderWal, who also serves as Vice President for the American Farm Bureau says with Perdue’s confirmation, action for agriculture in the new Administration can now begin.
Biotechnology in food production is the focus of a presentation featuring Julie Borlaug on April 12 at 7 p.m. on the South Dakota State University Campus in Brookings.
Three South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) members recently had the opportunity to learn about agriculture in Germany first-hand through a study trip sponsored in part by SDFB.
Farm and ranch families of South Dakota Farm Bureau kicked off Ag Week as they donated close to $1,500 worth of groceries to the Ronald McDonald House in Sioux Falls.
Relief is on the way to farmers and ranchers who have suffered losses following devastating fires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. Beresford, S.D. farmer Jed Olbertson, in cooperation with South Dakota Farm Bureau, is coordinating donations of hay and financial support that will be shared with those in need.
South Dakota farms and ranches that have been in the same family for 150 years will be recognized for the first time this year as Sesquicentennial Farms during the Century Farm celebration at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, August 31, 2017.
Farm Bureau members from across the country were challenged to get more involved in policy decisions that impact farming and ranching at the annual FUSION conference held recently in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard today issued an Executive Proclamation honoring 2017 as the Centennial Celebration of South Dakota Farm Bureau.
Farmers and ranchers interested in learning more about financial planning for their operation will want to attend "It's All About the Numbers" on Tuesday, February 7 at 10 a.m. at the Watertown Farm Show.
South Dakota Farm Bureau announced their support for President Donald Trump’s nomination of federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
South Dakota Farm Bureau 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. 27 – Feb. 4 in Rapid City.
South Dakota Farm Bureau wants the new administration to take another look at international trade opportunities such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
South Dakota Farm Bureau member Josh Geigle was part of a panel discussion at the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention held recently in Phoenix, Arizona.
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue as his choice for Secretary of Agriculture. This nomination is the final selection for the new Trump administration.
Nomination hearings are being held on Wednesday for Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt, is the latest member of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees to face formal Senate hearings.
The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) announced today that applications are now being accepted for scholarships for college-bound high school as well as current college and continuing students.
American Farm Bureau delegates sent an urgent message to lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week regarding how important regulatory reform is for agriculture and rural America. South Dakota Farm Bureau members were among 5,000 Farm Bureau members representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting held January 7-11, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Applications are now being accepted for the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Federation Centennial Community Initiative grant. SDFB will be reinvesting $100,000 in local communities for community improvement projects in 2017 as part of the organization’s centennial year.
Young people involved in agriculture are invited to participate in the South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF& R) Winter Conference, January 20-21, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux Falls, S.D.
South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) is taking the lead in curbing rising health insurance costs thanks to introducing legislation to repeal the Health Insurance Tax (HIT).
South Dakota Farm Bureau honored several SDFB members with award during its recent Annual Convention.
Young people in agriculture are invited to attend the annual South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Winter Conference, January 20-21, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux Falls, S.D.
The Codington / Hamlin Farm Bureau will be presenting a year-end financial training on December 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Watertown Pizza Ranch. The event is free and open to area Farm Bureau members.
South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) kicked off their centennial celebration last weekend in Rapid City and announced it will be reinvesting $100,000 in local communities during their centennial year in 2017.
The South Dakota Farm Bureau’s Women Leadership Team (WLT) announced their Accurate Ag Book for the coming year at the 2016 SDFB Annual Convention. The book that was selected is written by Dan Yunk, former CEO of the Kansas Farm Bureau and is titled Kailey's Pig 'Tales’.
South Dakota Farm Bureau will be participating in a TransAtlantic Dialogue on the Future of Family Farms. The discussion will take place on December 8, 2016 from 12-5:30 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Inn in Sioux City, Iowa. The discussion is part of ongoing TransAtlantic Dialogue with the German-American Chamber of Commerce - Midwest and is free and open to the public.
South Dakota Farm Bureau will begin a yearlong celebration of its 2017 Centennial year. To commemorate the event, the organization will announce plans to reinvest in South Dakota communities during its 99th Convention at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City.
South Dakota Farm Bureau congratulates Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem on their successful re-election to represent South Dakotans in Washington, D.C. The overwhelming voting majority emphasized their support for the dedication and results Thune and Noem deliver on behalf of the state.
South Dakota State University President Barry H. Dunn was recently named to serve on the Environmental Protection Agency's newly formed Agriculture Science Committee. Dunn's selection to the new 20-member committee was elevated and supported by the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and American Farm Bureau Federations (AFBF).
South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation will be holding it's 99th Annual Convention Nov. 18-19, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza, in Rapid City.
Josh Geigle, Pennington County Farm Bureau President, has been awarded the John J. McCloy Fellowship through the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Eight members of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) team returned recently from a trip to our nation's capital. The trip included visits and briefings with the South Dakota congressional delegation, the American Farm Bureau Federation offices, USDA office as well as tours around D.C.
Registration and Agenda Information for the SDFB 99th Annual Convention
South Dakota Farm Bureau is accepting nominations for the Anne Hunter award. The award is given each year to one or more South Dakota Farm Bureau members at the South Dakota Farm Bureau Annual meeting. The 2016 meeting will take place November 18 & 19 in Rapid City, SD.
A day after trade issues were discussed at the first 2016 Presidential debate, officials from South Dakota Farm Bureau are continuing their support for the Trans-Pacific Partnershi (TPP).
More than 80 farm and ranch families who have owned their land for a century or more were honored at the 2016 South Dakota State Fair, receiving a Century Farm or Quasquicentennial Farm award from the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).
South Dakota Farm Bureau awarded a US Department of Agriculture grant of nearly $1 million to establish an agriculture wetland mitigation bank in South Dakota.
South Dakota Farm Bureau presenting Wetland Mitigation Forum at Dakotafest, Wednesday, August 17 at 1:30 p.m., in the Reaves Technology and Innovation Building
AFBF President, Zippy Duvall will join SDFB at the 2016 Dakotafest farm show August 16-18 at the Schlaffman Farm near Mitchell, SD.
Deadline for submitting SD 100 and 125 Farm & Ranch Recognition at SD State Fair is August 11, 2016.
SD Farm Bureau has teamed with SD State Fair to offer an interactive chalk art contest with an agricultural theme during the 2016 SD State Fair.
Sen. John Thune awarded "Golden Plow" award from AFBF, which is the highest recognition the organization grants members of Congress.
Haakon County Farm Bureau and SDFB Young Farmers & Ranchers used the Farm Bureau Cares Trailer to grill burgers and brats for volunteers that came together to help a farmer bring in his wheat harvest when he could not do it himself due to serious burns he suffered helping put out a fire on a neighbors farm.
Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD), Kevin Cramer (R-ND0, and Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced the bipartisan Wetland Determinations Efficiency and Transparency Act. This legislation aims to address the backlog of wetland determinations and enact permanent reforms that make the determination process more efficient, accountable, and transparent.
SD Farm Bureau partners with SDSU Extension to accept applications for beefSD Class 3
South Dakota Farm Bureau is looking to fill a Marketing Communications Director position.
Job Opportunity posting for SDFB Regional Manager position
Grant-Deuel County Farm Bureau host a meeting in Milbank, SD for progressive agriculture producers.
South Dakota Farm Bureau farmers & ranchers delivered $1300 worth of groceries to the Ronald McDonald House in Sioux Falls.
West River calving reports are coming in positive due to overall favorable weather and no "non-typical" disease reports.
SD Farm Bureau unveils a new look to its website.