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South Dakota Farm Bureau Holds Day at South Dakota Capitol


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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


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.