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Feed the Farmer Taking Place Oct. 12-15

10/1/2020

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

9/28/2020

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

9/25/2020

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).

South Dakota Farm Bureau to Offer Virtual Dakotafest Educational Forums

8/13/2020

The cancellation of Dakotafest at the Schlaffman Farm near Mitchell, S.D. is not stopping Dakotafest organizers from providing educational forums on the days Dakotafest would have been held. South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will be leading a number of the virtual forums Aug. 18-20, 2020.

Dakotafest to Honor Woman Farmer / Rancher of the Year

7/29/2020

Dakotafest producers will be honoring hard-working female farmers and ranchers at a virtual ceremony on Aug. 20. Five nominees will be chosen, and a winner will be announced during a special Women in Ag event that will be held virtually on Aug. 20.

South Dakota Farm Bureau to Begin Webinar Series Focusing on Cattle and Beef Industries and the Food Supply Chain

7/14/2020

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will begin an eight-part webinar series that will focus on the cattle and beef industries and the food supply chain. The webinar is made possible by a partnership between SDFB and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

Deadline Approaching to Take Advantage of SBA Assistance

6/19/2020

Farmers, ranchers, and ag related industries have until June 30, 2020 to take advantage of the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for economic impacts due to COVID-19.

South Dakota Farm Bureau Recognize Scholarship Winners

6/5/2020

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) awarded seven scholarships to high school seniors and college students whose parents or guardians are current members of South Dakota Farm Bureau, and have been for at least two years.

Ag Community Appreciates Rounds' Support of Guest Worker Program

5/29/2020

South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers need a reliable, dependable workforce to help make sure they can continue to put food on the kitchen table. At times, farm work is seasonal or temporary and requires a specific skill. With rural populations declining, our farmers and ranchers are finding it more difficult to find workers to fill these temporary jobs.

SDFB Members Win Leopold Conservation Award

4/29/2020

South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) congratulates Blair Brothers Angus Ranch of Sturgis, S.D., as they were recently announced as winners of the Leopold Conservation award, which honors private landowners for their conservation efforts.

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