For Kevin Deinert, farming is all about family. The 30-year-old farmer grows 2,500 acres of soybeans, corn and alfalfa, and raises beef cattle alongside his dad and brother on their family farm in Mount Vernon.
In 2017, the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council partnered with Aimpoint Research to commission a research study with South Dakota consumers to determine sentiment toward farmers, agriculture and food issues as part of its Hungry for Truth initiative. The study included 18 focus group participants and a telephone survey of 950 people. The results were an update to similar research conducted in 2014 and provided valuable insights to guide strategy for consumer messaging.
The South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) invites you to register for the 17th Annual Soybean Open Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on July 16, 2018 at the Brandon Municipal Golf Course in Brandon, SD.
South Dakota soybean growers are encouraged to vote in the District 5 board of directors election for the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC). The election is May 14-June 15, 2018.
Like the crops farmers tend, weeds are just plants trying to take advantage of water, nutrients and sunlight to grow, thrive and reproduce. Unlike crops that are raised in prepared and defined areas, weeds have no such boundaries.
Farmers work to increase yields, improve efficiency and perfect their management in the search for greater profitability. Soybean checkoff-supported research is an important component of improvement as scientists identify factors that can limit yield or cause management challenges.
Nearly every new farm implement, regardless of color or brand, is equipped with a precision technology capability. Whether it is auto-steer or remote sensing technology, precision agriculture technology and acceptance are expanding rapidly.