The latest from South Dakota Farm Bureau.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.