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Canyon Rim Ranch is Recognized as a Firewise USA Community
Canyon Rim Ranch, located in southwestern Custer County, is recognized as a Firewise community by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Burn Permits Open within the Black Hills Fire Protection District
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division is now issuing burn permits within the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District for the winter burning season.

Agritourism in South Dakota
Fall is a fun time of year, filled with hometown football games, changing leaves, and of course, harvest festivals.

Specialty Crop Sector in South Dakota Receives Grant Funding Support
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has awarded around $326,000 to eight specialty crop projects around the state.

Scholarship Prizes Available for Resource Conservation Speech Contest Winners
Contestants in the 2019 State Finals of the Resource Conservation Speech contest will be eligible to win a total of $2,300 in college scholarships.

State Fair Numbers Continue to Climb
South Dakota State Fair numbers continue to climb as attendance at the 2018 South Dakota State Fair was 217,231, up 2.5 percent over last year, while gate revenue increased by 3.6 percent.

Oct. 15 Deadline for Urban and Community Forestry Grant
South Dakota communities are encouraged to apply for a 2018 Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant.

Grow in South Dakota
Not so long ago, and just before I entered high school, I was the jubilant recipient of a “Junior Agriculture loan” from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.

New Ways to Experience the Magic at the SD State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair is offering new ways to “experience the magic” at this year’s fair.

Day Sponsors Offer Special Activities at the SD State Fair
With the help of day sponsors, the State Fair is able to offer special days at the 2018 South Dakota State Fair.

Ways to Save Money at the State Fair
The South Dakota State Fair offers several ways to save money during the fair.