March 28th Meeting

- Tuesday, March 28, 2017 South Dakota Corn office 4712 S. Technopolis Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 8:30 AM Executive Committee Meeting SDCUC – Ryan Wagner, Robert Walsh and Laron Krause SDCGA – Troy Knecht, Doug Noem and Travis Mockler 8:30 AM New Board of Directors Orientation 9:15 AM     I.  Meeting called to order […]

Corn Comments – March 13th

- In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster, was not sure if he was supposed to spring forward or fall backwards with the time change.  Speaking of time change, farmers and ranchers pay a lot more attention to sunrise and sunset, that’s how they calculate their workday, sort of a solar timeclock. Woster continues his Corn […]

Corn Week

- Sioux Falls, SD — The Sioux Falls Skyforce will proudly partner with South Dakota Corn and Feeding South Dakota to host the third annual Corn Week food drive and fundraiser. Corn Week will begin on Monday, March 13 and last through Saturday, March 18. “We’re excited to team up with the Skyforce to support Feeding […]

The Importance of Agriculture in South Dakota

- In this week’s edition of Corn Comments, Jim Woster gives a sincere apology to all the wonderful FFA students across the state for not acknowledging them during FFA week.  Woster goes on to compliment the wonderful land grant university and tech schools in that state and how they provide a great opportunity to get an […]

Dairy Production

- Roger Scheibe, South Dakota Dairy Producer’s Executive Director, has an interesting article in the February 7th edition of the Argus Leader on his thesis Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).  Did you know, about 80% of the monthly cost is spent on the well-being of the dairy cows.  The article goes on to point out various […]

SD Corn Growers board elects Houghton farmer as president

- Troy Knecht of Houghton is the new president of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA). The board of directors elected Knecht as president, Doug Noem of Bryant as vice president and Travis Mocker of Centerville as secretary/treasurer. Knecht, who has served on the SDCGA board since January 2010, raises corn, soybeans and alfalfa, and […]

Corn Comments – February 20th

- In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster, talks about becoming a member of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association will automatically make you a member of the National Corn Growers Association.  Becoming a member of these great associations will give you a wealth of information.  To go along with being a member of those associations, […]

Benefits of A Land Grant University

- The president of SDSU, Barry Dunn, talks about his time ranching and studying animals in a publication Growing South Dakota.  Jim Woster carries on, with his Corn’s Comments, talking about how beneficial it is to have a land grant university that is able to do all this research in the agriculture field.  This research greatly […]

Roslyn farmer elected president of SD Corn Utilization Council

- Directors of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council have elected Ryan Wagner of Roslyn to serve as president. Robert Walsh of Elk Point will serve as vice president and Laron Krause of Clear Lake is the new secretary-treasurer. Wagner, who joined the council in March 2014, was secretary-treasurer for the past year. His family’s farm […]

Corn Comments – February 6th

- The SDCGA annual meeting keynote speaker, Chris Novak, stressed the importance of trade and export.  In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster, talks the amount of bushels that are being produced.  Those numbers will increase substantially and drive-up yields by 2025. Woster ends the comments with Trump needs to hear the message on ethanol.