DE SMET, S.D. — Farming brings the Lee family joy.
Growing up actively involved in their family's fourth-generation South Dakota farm prepared Josie Ries and four of her siblings well for military service.
South Dakota Farmers Union has served South Dakota farm and ranch families for more than a century. The Symens family, who raise crops, purebred Limousin cattle and a feedlot near Amherst. "It's a garden spot ... if we get rain," says Paul Symens, 72, when describing the land his grandpa, Harm Symens, purchased in 1910 near Amherst.