News By Agency : Agriculture

Start date: Pick a date  (Click Icon) End date: Pick a date  (Click Icon)



Area Turkey Processing Plant Provides $150,000 toward Nordby Exhibit Hall
HURON, S.D. – The Dakota Provisions turkey plant located in Huron was recognized Sunday for a major pledge toward the State Fair Foundation’s Capital Campaign for a new exhibit hall. A check was presented for $150,000. This gift ties with a gift given earlier this year for the second largest donation to the campaign.


Today is Prostrollo Motors Day
Friday, Aug. 29, is Prostrollo Motors Day. Make sure to stop by Prostrollo Motors on Highway 14 prior to the fair to pick up the Prostrollos Rockin’ Rollback coupon for $1 off gate admission at the State Fair.


Value Added Ag Day at the SD State Fair
Today is Value Added Ag Day at the State Fair. Stop by the Day Sponsor Tent to see what’s happening in South Dakota’s agricultural industry.


Channel Seeds Preview Day Kicks off SD State Fair
HURON, S.D. – Wednesday, Aug. 27, is Channel Seeds Preview Day at the South Dakota State Fair.

State Fair 4-H Exhibits and Activities are Strategically Located
HURON, S.D. – This year’s State Fair will see a shuffling of 4-H exhibits and activities because of the transition from Clover Hall to the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community.


Ways to Save Money at the State Fair
HURON, S.D. –South DakotaState Fair offers several ways to save money during the fair.


State Fair to Host Free Concerts and Entertainment
HURON, S.D. – Each year the State Fair hosts a variety of free entertainment. During the five day run, attendees can find six stages of various events around the fairgrounds free with paid gate admission.

SD Dept. of Ag Presents the 2014 South Dakota Agriculture Bulletin No. 74
PIERRE, S.D.-The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) presents the 2014 South Dakota Agriculture Bulletin No. 74 with assistance from the South Dakota National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Decision Innovation Solutions (DIS) and South Dakota State University Extension (SDSU).

Beshears Named Director of Agricultural Services Division
PIERRE, S.D. - Brandon Beshears has been named director of the Agricultural Services division for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.


Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Russia Cancelled
PIERRE, S.D.-Due to uncertainties in the Russian market, the beef genetics trade mission hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and South Dakota Beef Breeds Council planned for October has been cancelled.


Buy Your SD State Fair Grandstand Tickets Early to Save on Gate Admission!
HURON, S.D. – The 2014 South Dakota State Fair is just around the corner. Fair goers are reminded that any grandstand tickets purchased by Wednesday, Aug. 27 will include free gate admission. Tickets purchased on or after Aug. 28 will not include gate admission.


South Dakota State Fair Salutes Veterans
HURON, S.D.- To show appreciation for their service, the South Dakota State Fair will give all veterans and active military personnel free gate admission on Thursday, Aug. 28.


Nordby Will Match 4-H Members Raising Funds for State Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
HURON, S.D. – Philanthropist Earl Nordby of Huron has issued a challenge to 4-H members and families throughout the state. He has pledged to match the 4-H’ers’ $500,000 statewide fundraising goal for the capital campaign to build a new fairgrounds’ exhibit hall.


Pork Butt Battle and Chili Challenge to be hosted at SD State Fair
HURON, S.D. – Free events at the 2014 South Dakota State Fair will include the Pork Butt Battle sponsored by SD Pork Producers, Advanced BioEnergy and 1st Financial Bank USA, as well as Jack’s Campers Chili Challenge.


Kick off the School Year with South Dakota’s Largest Classroom
HURON, S.D. – Teachers, kick off your school year with South Dakota’s Largest Classroom. The South Dakota State Fair is inviting teachers and students from across the state to participate in South Dakota’s Largest Classroom on Thursday, Aug. 28, and Friday, Aug. 29.


Become the Next “Dacotah Star” at the South Dakota State Fair
HURON, S.D. – Make your voice heard at the South Dakota State Fair! Become the next “Dacotah Star” at the Dacotah Star Talent Competition presented by Dacotah Bank. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to division winners.


Smith Named Director of Resource Conservation and Forestry Division
PIERRE, S.D.-William “Bill” Smith has been named director of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) Resource Conservation and Forestry division.


Josten Named State Forester
PIERRE, S.D.-Gregory J. Josten has been named South Dakota state forester.


Help Keep Cattle Comfortable in High Heat
PIERRE, S.D.–Recent high temperatures and above-average humidity have created unfavorable conditions for South Dakota livestock. Livestock owners are encouraged to continue efforts to keep cattle and other livestock comfortable using all available resources. Cattle with dark hides, fat cattle, and ill animals are all at greater risk of heat stress. Once heat stress sets in, preventative measures are less effective.


First Dakota Supporting Growth and Development of Youth through Capital Campaign Donation
HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota State Fair Foundation announced today that First Dakota National Bank has given a $100,000 gift to the Capital Campaign for the building of a new exhibit hall on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.


National Red Power Show Attendance Number Announced
HURON, S.D. – The 2014 National Red Power Round Up was held at the SD State Fairgrounds in Huron, SD on June 26-28. Attendance for the show was 18,626.

Dept. of Ag Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Begins July 14
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) encourages all ag producers and businesses to take advantage of the free pesticide container recycling collection from Monday, July 14, through Wednesday, Sept. 10, in 37 locations around the state.


South Dakota Bank Puts Community First through Capital Campaign Donation
HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota State Fair Foundation announced today First National Bank has given a $50,000 gift to the Capital Campaign for the building of a new exhibit hall on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.


South Dakota State Fair Launches New Website
HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota State Fair launched a new website, www.sdstatefair.com, on Wednesday, July 2.


Ag Social Media Contest Begins Today
PIERRE, S.D.- The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is hosting a social media photo contest to celebrate South Dakota’s 125th year of statehood Thursday, July 3 through Friday, Aug. 8.


Family Bricks Available for the SD State Fair’s New Exhibit Hall
HURON, S.D.-Richard and Sharon Beitelspacher of Bowdle, S.D., have stepped up to purchase the first Family Brick being offered as part of the fundraising campaign for construction of the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community on the State Fairgrounds.


Communities Receive Funds for Planting Trees
PIERRE, S.D. – Several communities and organizations in South Dakota received over $11,000 in grants to assist with tree planting projects in their area. These projects benefit the general public by solving a specific urban and community forestry problem and demonstrating the importance of trees in our communities.


Dept. of Ag Celebrates South Dakota’s 125 Years of Statehood with Ag Instagram Contest
PIERRE, S.D.-Get your ag photos ready! The South Dakota Department of Agriculture will be hosting an Instagram agricultural photo contest to celebrate South Dakota’s 125th year of statehood starting this Thursday, July 3.


Live Feed of the Governor’s Agricultural Summit June 27
PIERRE, S.D. – A live web feed of the Governor’s Agricultural Summit on Friday, June 27, in Deadwood will be available starting at 8 a.m. MDT at www.sdpb.org/live. The fifth annual Summit will be held June 26 and 27 at the Lodge in Deadwood.

SDDA Ribbon Cutting at the new West Side Office
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture along with officials involved in the planning process will gather to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the West Side Office at 11 a.m. MDT on Wednesday, June 25, located at 3305 W. South St. in Rapid City.

Applications Being Accepted for Trip to Russia
PIERRE, S.D. – Applications are being accepted for a beef genetics trade mission to the Russian Federation. The trade mission is hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and the South Dakota Beef Breeds Council, and interested beef producers and industry representatives are encouraged to apply.


SD State Fairgrounds to Host National Red Power Show Next Week
HURON, S.D. – South Dakota Red Power Chapter 21 welcomes all International Harvester collectors, vendors and the general public to the 2014 National Red Power Round Up on June 26-28 at the SD State Fairgrounds in Huron.


Electric Cooperatives Band Together to Support New Exhibit Hall on State Fairgrounds
HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota State Fair Foundation announced today that South Dakota Rural Electric Cooperatives along with Basin Electric, National Rural Utility Cooperative Finance Corporation (NRUCFC) and CoBank have given a $116,500 gift to the Capital Campaign for the building of a new exhibit hall on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.


South Dakota State Fair Grandstand tickets to go on sale June 16
HURON, S.D. – Tickets to the 2014 South Dakota State Fair Grandstand will go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 16, at 9 a.m. CDT.


Growing in Agriculture: A National Show in our Backyard
Summer allows friends and family to reminisce about the past, build on traditions and create lasting memories. A remarkable and rare opportunity is coming to our backyard. The 25th Annual National Red Power Round Up will be held on June 26-28 at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron.