SDFU News and Events

South Dakota Ag Groups Unite to Discuss Solutions for Cattle Industry

Posted on: June 4, 2021   |   Categories: Meat Labeling, News Releases

Leaders from six South Dakota agriculture groups came together in Pierre June 2, 2021 to unite behind solutions to help South Dakota’s cattle industry.  The groups who met include South Dakota Livestock Auction Markets Association, South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Farmers Union, R-Calf and South Dakota Stockgrowers Association. After discussing […]

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New Secretary of Ag & Natural Resources Answers Producer Questions

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

Many South Dakota producers have questions for Hunter Roberts, the Secretary of the newly merged Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources. Read on as he answers their questions. Jerry Petik, a third-generation Corson County rancher Question: To assist and encourage more transparency and fair prices of cattle, how do you plan to advocate at the […]

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2021 Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Winners Announced

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The South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, in cooperation with Farmers Union Insurance, announces the Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarship recipients. Each of the scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 to put toward their postsecondary education at a South Dakota college, university or technical school. Over the past 14 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 […]

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Camp Connections are Coming Back

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South Dakota Farmers Union has finalized its day camp schedule for the year. Communities throughout South Dakota will be “Celebrating the Connections.” “Every community plans something different, even though our lessons are the same,” explains Education Director Rachel Haigh-Blume. “In Webster, for example, we’ll have a presentation on electrical safety. In Hartford and Davison, we […]

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Producers Invited to Get Away & Connect With Information & Each Other

Posted on: May 14, 2021   |   Category: News Releases

Connecting South Dakota’s family farmers and ranchers with information, resources and each other is the focus of the South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) Young Producers Event held July 30-31 at Cedar Shores Resort, Oacoma. “Farming and ranching is an around the clock job. We design this event to give producers an opportunity to get away […]

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Celebrating Farm & Ranch Moms this Mother’s Day

Posted on: April 27, 2021   |   Category: News Releases

As we reflect on the women who raised us this Mother’s Day, SDFU would like to celebrate the many women who support the state’s No. 1 industry – farm and ranch moms! Cassie Sumption, Farm Mom Frederick, South Dakota From the time she was young, Cassie Sumption knew she wanted a large family. “I have […]

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Farmers Union Connects Producers to Soil Health Experts During Webinar

Posted on: April 21, 2021   |   Categories: News Releases, Soil Health

HURON, S.D. – Farming with his dad, Tim, and working fulltime in seed sales, agronomist Matt Zilverberg’s days are packed. But the Onida farmer still found time for South Dakota Farmers Union’s most recent Producer Ag Hour which focused on Soil Health. “This is another resource where I can gather information for free. As a […]

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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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