June is a dairy good month in SD

- Does your day include a glass of milk, slice of cheese or scoop of yogurt? Or how about the occasional ice cream cone? Those nutritious and tasty treats are made possible by the 350 hard-working family dairies who care for the 94,000 milk cows across South Dakota that produce roughly 650,000 gallons of milk each […]

Giving #FoodThanks

- The week of Thanksgiving reminds us all to be thankful for the many things we have in our lives: family, friends, health, homes, jobs, etc. In addition there is something most Americans take for granted but also couldn’t live without – food. With a growing disconnect between farms and consumers, more and more people have no idea where their […]

Corn Comments 9.16 – Family Farming for Generations

- Corn Comments podcast with Jim Woster. In South Dakota, farming is all about family. In this week’s Corn Comments podcast, Woster talks about family farms in South Dakota with multiple generations actively working together to produce the next supply of food, feed, fuel and fiber. Did you know that 98% of farms in South Dakota […]

Corn Comments 3.25 – Family Farms

- Corn Comments Podcast with Jim Woster. Are South Dakota farms still run by families? YES, 98% of the state’s farms and ranches are family owned and operated. 2,500 of those South Dakota farms have been in same family for over 100 years. Don’t wait to get signed up for this year’s Corn Cob Open. Slots […]

Annual Meeting Speaker Preview: Jolene Brown

- Jolene Brown has seen farm families squabble over day-to-day operations. She’s heard the concerns about how a farm and assets will be divided among children after their parents pass away. She even knows of a son in Pennsylvania who warned his parents they would go to hell if they didn’t divide the property equally. Running […]

National Farm Safety Week

-   September 18-24 marks National Farm Safety Week. While encouraging safety on the farm is not a new trend, it is a very important one. Farming continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the American workforce today. The folks providing our world with an abundance of food, feed, fuel and fiber work […]

Finding a Common Ground

- With a greater disconnect growing between consumers and the origin of their food a movement has been established to help reconnect and educate consumers about where their food comes from and the production practices used to produce it. Common Ground, a new partnership between the corn and soybean check-off groups will focus on educating female […]