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 – Feb. 20

- In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster, explains the benefits of becoming a member of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association.

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 – Feb. 6

- The SDCGA annual meeting keynote speaker, Chris Novak, stressed the importance of trade and export.  In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster, talks about the amount of bushels being produced.  Those numbers will increase substantially and drive up yields by 2025. l.  

SD Corn Utilization Council meeting

-   When: Wednesday, February 8th Where: SD Corn Office                                           Meeting Agenda 9:00 AM   I. Meeting called to order Pledge of Allegiance Approve financials, agenda, and minutes Executive Committee Report 9:10 AM   II. […]

The Showdown Series

- The Showdown Series continues this week, February 4th.  The USD women’s team travels to Frost Arena to take on SDSU.  February 11th, the SDSU men’s team travels to Sanford Coyote Sports Center to take on USD.  Jim Woster gives an explanation on what The Showdown Series is and the great things they are doing in […]

Sioux Empire Farm Show

- On this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster looks back at this year’s SDCGA annual meeting, then looks ahead to the Sioux Empire Farm Show. The Sioux Falls Convention Center along with the Denny Sanford Premiere Center, the Arena, and W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds are hosting the Sioux Empire Farm Show. The W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds will host […]

Annual Meeting

- Annual meeting is this coming Saturday, January 21, in Sioux Falls. Jim Woster gives an in-depth explanation of who will be speaking and the day’s events in this week’s Corn Comments. The educational sessions are free-of-charge. Registering for the day session by Thursday, January 19, will allow you to eat free and meet our great […]