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Kimball FFA Chapter Wins Farmers Union Farm Safety Quiz Bowl at South Dakota State Fair

Posted on: September 4, 2021   |   Category: 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 September 4, during South Dakota Farmers Union Day at the State Fair in Huron. Kimball FFA Chapter won the quiz bowl. Team members include Tyler Leheska, Colton Michalek, Jayden Kott and Synch […]

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U.S. Farm Service Agency Administrator Discusses Food Security with Farmers Today During South Dakota State Fair

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Zach Ducheneaux, U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator was among the thought leaders to discuss food security with farmers, ranchers and other fairgoers today, (September 4) during Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair. “In light of what happened to our pork and cattle markets and overall food supply during the […]

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Students Experience Big City, Learn About Cooperatives

Posted on: August 26, 2021   |   Category: News Releases

By Toby Kane Each year, several South Dakota Farmers Union youth take part in a Three Year Senior Achievement trip. The trip celebrates their hard work and leadership and offers an opportunity to visit Minneapolis and learn more about cooperatives. This year’s students departed for Minneapolis on July 26 where they visited Farmers Union Industries, […]

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Volunteer Firefighters Protect Their Friends, Neighbors & Community

Posted on: August 25, 2021   |   Category: News Releases

By Lura Roti for SDFU January’s Windy Fire was an early and sad start to Fire Season 2021, and a reminder of the important role volunteer fire departments play in rural communities across South Dakota. So, who are the individuals who make up these volunteer departments? And why do they set aside time for trainings, […]

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Telling Your Farming Story Focus of Farmers Union Enterprise Leadership Seminar

Posted on: August 19, 2021   |   Category: News Releases

It’s common knowledge that South Dakota is in a drought. But do consumers understand what this means to South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers who rely on the weather for their livelihood? Producers were given guidance on how to share their story during a recent Farmers Union Enterprise Leadership Seminar. “It was really interesting to learn […]

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State Fair Farmers Share Lunch Brings Producers & Consumers Together

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HURON, S.D. – More than 1,000 South Dakota State Fairgoers will enjoy lunch for 25 cents Sept. 4, during Farmers Union Day at the State Fair. The 25 cents is the profit farmers and ranchers receive for the food they produced to make the pulled pork sandwich lunch. “It’s South Dakota Farmers Union way of helping […]

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Chris Goldsmith Joins the Derschan Agency in Lemmon

Posted on: August 17, 2021   |   Category: News Releases

Chris Goldsmith sees an important similarity between the work he has done for more than a decade as a law enforcement officer and the new role he has as a Farmers Union Insurance Agent with the Derschan Agency in Lemmon. “Insurance is a necessity for all of us. It’s no different than law enforcement – […]

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2021 Farmers Union Young Producers Event Connects Producers to Experts in Marketing, Farm Transitions, Soil Health & More

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When you raise cattle, it’s tough to get a weekend away. But Roscoe farmer Lane Forkel and his wife, Lindsey, said the South Dakota Farmers Union Young Producers Event was worth it. “There’s so many things that you think you know, but nothing beats bouncing ideas off other farm families to hear what has worked […]

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