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Tragedy Inspires Farm Safety-Focused Children’s Book

Posted on: September 8, 2022   |   Categories: Farm Safety, News Releases

By Lura Roti for South Dakota Farmers Union Troy Boomsma says if someone told him that he would lose a son in a tractor rollover, he would say that could never happen. But it did. And when the Boomsma family lost 7-year-old Jaxon to a farm accident on his grandparents’ farm Easter Weekend 2017, Troy […]

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Beresford, Hoven, Viborg-Hurly and Parker FFA Members Qualify for SD Farmers Union Safety Quiz Bowl Championship

Posted on: April 19, 2021   |   Categories: Farm Safety, News Releases

FFA members from Beresford, Hoven, Viborg-Hurly and Parker qualified for the South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) Farm Safety Quiz Bowl championships during the 2021 State FFA Convention. “Farm and ranch work can be dangerous. We host this contest each year to encourage youth to consider safety and understand how to keep themselves and others safe,” […]

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S.D. Farmers Union Concerned About Decision that could Threaten Food Security for South Dakotans who Depend on SNAP to Eat

Posted on: December 5, 2019   |   Categories: Farm Safety, News Releases

South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) is concerned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) December 4, announcement that could impact some of the state’s more than 93,000 citizens who depend upon Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help them provide food for themselves and their families. Under the new SNAP regulations, an estimated 688,000 Americans […]

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Farm Safety is a Year-Round Focus for S.D. Farmers Union

Posted on: September 16, 2019   |   Categories: Farm Safety, News Releases

South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) invests in farm safety year-round, because it has a direct impact on family farmers, ranchers and their communities, says Doug Sombke, SDFU President. “South Dakota’s rural communities are tight-knit. So, if someone is injured in a farm or ranch-related accident, it impacts not only their family, but the entire community. […]

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Wolsey-Wessington FFA Chapter Wins 2019 Farmers Union State Fair Team Up for Safety Quiz Bowl

Posted on: August 31, 2019   |   Categories: Farm Safety, News Releases

Putting their farm safety knowledge to the test, four South Dakota FFA Chapters competed in the Team Up for Safety Quiz Bowl Championship today, August 31, 2019, during South Dakota Farmers Union Day at the State Fair in Huron. Wolsey-Wessington FFA Chapter won the quiz bowl. Team members include Trayce Haeder, Paige Snyder, Mark Hamilton […]

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South Dakota Farmers Union Recognizes Farm Safety Year-Round

Posted on: September 18, 2018   |   Categories: Farm Safety, News Releases

HURON, S.D. – In recognition of National Farm Safety & Health Week South Dakota Farmers Union Farm Safety trailer will be making stops at area schools to provide hands-on farm safety education. “Agriculture remains one of the deadliest U.S. occupations, with fatality rates higher than mining and construction. This is the reason farm safety education […]

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Hoven FFA Chapter Named Quiz Bowl Champions During Team Up For Safety State Fair Competition

Posted on: September 4, 2018   |   Category: Farm Safety

Hoven FFA Chapter won today’s S.D. Farmers Union Team Up For Safety Quiz Bowl held during the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. Team members include (left to right): Brady Keller, Chayce Rausch and Peter Rausch. Parker FFA Chapter competed in today’s S.D. Farmers Union Team Up For Safety Quiz Bowl held during the South […]

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Having “The Talk” With Your Kids

Posted on: August 27, 2018   |   Category: Farm Safety

We had to have “the ATV talk” the other night. My 5 year old was talking ATVs like he was planning to go out and take a spin around the section. I’m quite sure he knows how. I asked him if he could touch his feet to the foot rests when he’s on the seat. […]

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