August 14, 2018
Come celebrate soybeans and connect with the farmers who grow them during Dakotafest 2018 in the South Dakota Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) tent, located on Seed Row on 1st Street in Lot 6. Dakotafest is held in Mitchell, August 21-23 (2300 East Spruce Street). The SDSRPC tent opens each day at 9 a.m. Free SDSU ice cream is served August 22 and soybean growers who stop by the SDSRPC tent and sign up for SD Soybean updates will receive a free, 16-can cooler (while supplies last).
South Dakota and Minnesota are collaborating on research looking at pests like soybean aphids and soybean cyst nematode. The goal is to combat resistance problems so farmers can produce higher yields. This also benefits consumers with a stable food supply. Michelle Rook has the story. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News