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South Dakota Farm Bureau Supports Creation of Combined South Dakota Ag and Natural Resources Department


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has more than 100-years of a proven track record for visionary leadership and having the pulse on the needs of the agriculture industry in South Dakota. Our commonsense values and trusted influence in the state are why SDFB confidently supports merging the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Farm Bureau Blankets South Dakota


The South Dakota Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) is “Blanketing South Dakota” with over 200 fleece blankets. The blankets were hand-made this summer by members of the team and the blanketing South Dakota effort was announced at the SDFB Annual Convention.

Woonsocket Man Named to SDFB Board of Directors


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) has appointed Nathan Linke of Woonsocket, S.D., to represent student members on the state board of directors for a one-year term. This is the second year SDFB student members have been part of the leadership team of the state ag organization.

SDFB Women’s Leadership Team Announces Books of the Year at SDFB Convention


“Staying Safe on Jaxon’s Farm” and “Full of Beans” were unveiled this past weekend as the SDFB Women’s Leadership Team (WLT) Books of the Year. The Book of the Year presentation is held each year as part of the Sharing Our Harvest luncheon at the SDFB Annual Convention.

Friend of Agriculture Awards Presented by South Dakota Farm Bureau


Three South Dakota agri-businesses were honored recently with the “Friend of Agriculture” award by South Dakota Farm Bureau at their 103rd Convention held in Rapid City.

SDFB elects leadership and names award winners at 103rd Convention


South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) held their 103rd Annual Convention in Rapid City, Nov. 20-21, 2020. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall headlined the two-day event that included agricultural policy discussions, election of board leadership and special awards.

South Dakota Farm Bureau to Hold 103rd Convention in Rapid City


Forward Together is the theme for the 103rd Annual South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Convention, Nov. 20-21, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza and Rapid City Civic Center, Rapid City, S.D. Registration for the event is now open and available at

Feed the Farmer Taking Place Oct. 12-15


County Farm Bureau members in several northeastern South Dakota communities are joining together to Feed the Farmer, Oct. 12-15.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Urging Voters to Oppose Amendment A -  Recreational Marijuana a Clear Threat to Safe Farm Operations


As part of Farm Safety Week, Sept. 20-26, South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is urging voters to oppose Constitutional Amendment A in November. Amendment A would legalize recreational marijuana, make it available in stores and allow it to be used in places where families gather.

Farm and Ranch Families Honored at South Dakota State Fair


Farm and ranch families who have consistently owned their land for a century or more were honored at the 2020 South Dakota State Fair, receiving a Century, Quasquicentennial or Sesquicentennial Farm and Ranch award from South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).