PRAIRIE BUSINESS Is your business a great place to work?
If you love going to work everyday, you're one of the lucky ones. And so is your employer.Studies have shown that companies with the best employee morale enjoy lower turnover, better financial perform... Posted on 6/11/15 at 10:23 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS A Chilly Day for Comforting Chili on the Kirk Ranch
This past Monday morning was a rude awakening, not just to freezing rain early in the morning that turned to sticky snow but plummeting temperatures.
I had just spent a week at a writer's... Posted on 11/13/14 at 8:41 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Farmers and ranchers enjoy hunting, too
Finishing harvest is the priority of Upper Midwest farmers right now. But a close second for many is filling their deer tag.
North Dakota's deer gun season begins on Friday, Minnesota's on Saturday. ... Posted on 11/7/14 at 2:52 PM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Worst of 2013
If you had to select the most notable weather feature of 2013 in our area what would you pick? My hunch is many of you would choose the lack of spring weather we recorded this year. Granted, it was no... Posted on 12/31/13 at 2:48 PM
FARM BLEAT Crowns and cheese
What dairy product would you find the most challenging to promote?
That question was posed to the three candidates vying for the South Dakota Dairy Princess crown Wednesday, during the Central Plains... Posted on 4/1/11 at 12:05 AM
Spring and summer are perfect seasons to learn more about the region’s agricultural heritage. One of the best places to learn the “western” traditions is at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish, S.D.
For the past six years, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture has hosted the Governor’s Agricultural Summit at locations across South Dakota. This event brings together leaders in business, finance, education, government and production to discuss ways to harness the industry’s potential and learn more about the current challenges and opportunities happening for agriculture at local, regional and national levels.
Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm/ranch management information and build networks between women. Over a six-week period, women will learn how to develop financial records, learn key communication skills, ask questions about retirement and estate planning and expand marketing knowledge.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Army cutworms have been spotted feeding on winter wheat seedlings in fields located southwest of Wall.
“The early spring and warm temperatures helped the greening of winter wheat fields all over South Dakota also favoring the insect’s development," said Anitha Chirumamilla, South Dakota State University Extension entomology field specialist.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for the 2015 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award. Nominees should be those who have continually worked to promote agriculture in South Dakota.
“According to the March 19 outlook, much of eastern South Dakota is shown to be in an area that will likely have an expansion of drought at some point between now and the end of June,” said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for the 2015 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award.
Nominees should be those who have continually worked to promote agriculture in South Dakota.
If you’re a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie’s Project may be the program for you. Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm and ranch management information and build networks between women, according to a release from South Dakota State University Extension.
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