Oct 23, 2014Growing in Agriculture: Tell the Feds, States Do it Best
I'm proud of our farmers and ranchers who are committed to being good stewards of our water. Join me in sending the EPA and the Corps a clear message that the people of South Dakota know more about protecting our water than any agency in Washington, D.C.
Oct 20, 2014South Dakota Tractor Collector Group Donates $50,000 to State Fair Foundation
HURON, S.D.-The International Harvester Collectors Club – South Dakota Chapter 21 has raised more than $50,000 for the new State Fairgrounds’ exhibit hall.
Oct 15, 2014South Dakota Participates in International Trade Summit
South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch last week joined other state agriculture department leaders and their counterparts from Mexico and Canada for a two-day agricultural trade summit as part of the 23rd Annual Tri-National Agricultural Accord in Chicago, Illinois.
Oct 10, 2014Workshop on Identifying and Treating Mountain Pine Beetles in the Black Hills
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will host a free workshop on the identification and treatment of mountain pine beetles (MPB) in the Black Hills. The 2014 MPB flight has passed and the time to identify and treat this year’s infested trees is now.
Oct 03, 2014Growing in Agriculture: Success and Change for the SD State Fair
The final numbers have been out for a few weeks, but stating the attendance number for the SD State Fair never gets old. Attendance for the 2014 SD State Fair came in at 210,465, up 15 percent from last year’s fair.
Oct 01, 2014SD Dept. of Ag Releases South Dakota Agricultural Economic Impact Study
PIERRE, S.D.- The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) presents the South Dakota Agricultural Economic Impact Study, a special collaboration with South Dakota State University Extension (SDSU), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Decision Innovation Solutions (DIS).
Sep 29, 2014American Bank & Trust Invests in 4-H Youth and the Huron Region
HURON, S.D.-American Bank & Trust was recently recognized for providing a gift of $50,000 to the South Dakota State Fair Foundation toward its “Building a Showcase for 4-H, Youth, and Community” capital campaign. The campaign is raising funds to build a new fairgrounds exhibit hall.
Sep 23, 2014Growing in Agriculture: Rail Service Challenges and Opportunities
Over the past several months, I’ve seen firsthand the leadership and team effort between our congressional and state delegations.
Sep 19, 20142014 Soil Conservation Award Program Winners Announced
Pierre, S.D. – Six South Dakota farms and ranches have been recognized with 2014 Soil Conservation Awards. Award winners include Charles Maude of Custer County, Gregory Putnam of Douglas County, Herman Fink of Douglas County, Roger Olson of Lake County, David Mousel of Moody County and Rick Veldkamp of Moody County.
Sep 17, 2014Beadle County 4-H Raises $103,000 for New Exhibit Hall
HURON, S.D.-Beadle County 4-H members have exceeded their $75,000 fundraising goal for the South Dakota State Fair Foundation’s construction of a new exhibit hall. To date, they have raised $103,000 and are still actively carrying out fundraising activities. This is in addition to the $500,000 fundraising goal set by the rest of the 4-H’ers in South Dakota.
Sep 16, 2014Dept. of Ag Accepting Applications for Donated 2014 CRP Mid-Term Management Hay
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is accepting applications for donated 2014 CRP mid-term management hay bales. Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.
Sep 15, 2014Workshop about Treating Mountain Pine Beetles in the Black Hills
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will host a free workshop on treatment of mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills. The 2014 mountain pine beetle flight will be ending and the time to identify and treat this year’s infested trees is just around the corner.
Sep 11, 2014State Fair Breaks Attendance Goal
HURON, S.D. –South Dakota State Fair officials said the goal was to hit an attendance of 200,000 this year. Today, they announce attendance for the 2014 fair was 210,465, up 15 percent from last year’s tally.
Sep 09, 2014Foundation of Major Farmer-Owned Cooperative Provides $50,000
HURON, S.D. - Recognition was given Monday for a gift provided by the CHS Foundation. A check for $50,000 was presented to the South Dakota State Fair Foundation at the Watertown CHS location. The funds will go toward the capital campaign for a new exhibit hall.Grants Available To 4-H Clubs and FFA/FCCLA
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture announces grant funding is now available through the Building Our South Dakota Rural Communities (BOSDRC) grant program.
Sep 02, 2014Scholarship Prizes Available for Resource Conservation Speech Contest Winners
PIERRE, S.D. – Contestants in the 2015 State Finals of the Resource Conservation Speech contest will be eligible to win a total of $2,300 in college scholarships.September is Honey Month in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September as Honey Month in South Dakota.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.
Aug 29, 2014Today 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.
Aug 28, 2014Value 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.
Aug 27, 2014Channel 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.
Aug 26, 2014Ways to Save Money at the State Fair
HURON, S.D. –South DakotaState Fair offers several ways to save money during the fair.
Aug 25, 2014State 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.
Aug 22, 2014Beef 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.
Aug 21, 2014Buy 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.
Aug 20, 2014South 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.
Aug 12, 2014Nordby 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.
Aug 11, 2014Pork 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.
Aug 07, 2014Kick 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.
Aug 01, 2014Become 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.
Jul 30, 2014Smith 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.