Governor Noem Hosting Call to Discuss Department of Agriculture Merger

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is hosting a teleconference call for all farmers and ranchers at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6 to discuss the merger of the SD Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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The Voice of Ag in Unison

       In addition to a global pandemic and a hotly-contested Presidential election, the year 2020 will be remembered for another milestone: the year South Dakota agricultural organizations came together to tell a unified story.

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SDSU: Paving the Future of Precision Agriculture

Lying in the heart of the Midwestern prairies, South Dakota State University has been making an impact in research, education and outreach through its land grant mission since 1881. With deep roots in agriculture, SDSU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is no stranger to generating innovative solutions to meet the demands of our growing world. In fact, a potential solution to that demand came to life right at SDSU in the form of the nation’s first four-year degree in precision agriculture.

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New Year, New Decade, New Possibilities

Guest editorial by Don Norton, CEO of South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL)

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soy100: Growing 100-Bushel Soybeans Event Recap

Last week over 230 producers from across the state attended the soy100: Growing 100-Bushel Soybeans event at SDSU. This free event, brought to you by the South Dakota soybean checkoff, highlighted best management practices, as well as strategies for increasing soybean yields.

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Farmers Invited to Attend Workshop on Developing Consumer Trust

Consumers are more curious than ever about where their food comes from and how it’s grown. They drive the trends that impact the entire food chain. In an age of social media, viral videos and smartphones, the amount of information at one’s fingertips can be overwhelming, so how do farmers ensure their friends, neighbors and community members have the right information when making food choices for their families? Thoughtful conversations. Sharing stories. Building trust. The best advocates for agriculture are farmers themselves.

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Learn How to Grow 100-Bushel Soybeans, Register for March soy100 Event

South Dakota soybean farmers are invited to attend the soy100 event, March 15 at the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Campus in Brookings. Register for this event online at www.sdsoybean.org/soy100.

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Soybean Success Seminars 2017

Last week, over 350 farmers attended the annual South Dakota Soybean Success Seminars. These educational seminars focused on management practices to help farmers increase soybean yields and quality. South Dakota Soybean has analyzed seven years of Yield Contest data, and agronomists presented best management practices and trends at the seminars.

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Soybean Science Program to Hit High Schools

They may not have realized it at the time, but last year, Tracy Chase’s sophomore class at McCook Central High School in Salem were among the first South Dakota students to test out a new science curriculum incorporating soybean genetics. The program has its roots in the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.

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