Corn Comments – April 10

- By using sound production practices, farmers are improving the environment while using less energy and at the same time increasing production. Jim Woster looks at conservation efforts in this week’s Corn Comments.  

Corn Comments – April 3

- Jim Woster offers up some poetic words in this week’s Corn Comments: “Spring is sprung, the grass is ris, but I don’t know where the flowers is.” He also talks about the Prime the Pump ethanol program and introduces new board directors and officers.  

Corn Comments – March 27

- The 94th Little I will be held on the campus of South Dakota State Univeesity this coming weekend.  Little I is a program led by the students of SDSU.  While you are there, visit the Ag Heritage Museum  on Medary Avenue.  Speaking of SDSU, Jim Woster, advises the audience to pay attention for the results of […]

Corn Comments – March 20

- It is National Agriculture Week and the celebration started this past Saturday with Ag Day at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. This event is geared more to kids and parents who would like to learn more about agriculture. Jim Woster also recalls comments from John F. Kennedy’s speech just outside Sioux Falls back in the […]

March 28 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 13

- In this week’s Corn Comments, Jim Woster talks about two seemingly unrelated topics: the time change and ethanol. 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 time clock.  

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 […]

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 […]