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Double Your Donation for Education

Posted on: November 22, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

Supporting rural youth farm safety and cooperative education is the motivation behind Farmers Union Industries (FUI) dollar-for-dollar fundraiser. FUI will match all funds donated to South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation November 1-December 9. “Education is important. It doesn’t matter if you’re 5 or 105,” says Wayne Soren, a Kingsbury County crop and cattle farmer and […]

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Keeping Grassroots Policy Healthy During COVID

Posted on: November 19, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

Former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle will be the Keynote Speaker during the S.D. Farmers Union Virtual Business Meeting to be held at 1 p.m. December, 9, 2020. Traditionally, this meeting is held in-person during the State Convention, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year it will be held virtually.The success of this summer’s […]

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Lyman County Youth Wins Breeding Heifer

Posted on: November 12, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

During the 2020 Western Junior Livestock Show, Keeleigh Elwood became the recipient of a show heifer through South Dakota Farmers Union’s Build Your Own Herd contest. “Raising and showing livestock through 4-H, develops youth who are responsible and are comfortable leading. Through this contest, Farmers Union is able to support tomorrow’s agriculture leaders,” says Doug […]

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De Smet School Teacher & Farmer Wins Photo Contest Drawing

Posted on: November 9, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

De Smet Kindergarten teacher and farmer, Lexi Johnson was drawn as the winner of the South Dakota Farmers Union Farmers & Ranchers at Work 2020 Fall Photo Contest. Johnson will receive a $250 gift card. More than 100 photos were contributed by farmers, ranchers and their families. Each photo contributed entered the photographer in the […]

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Experts Discuss Ways to Reduce Stress & Increase Gain at Weaning During SD Farmers Union Webinar

Posted on: November 5, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

Raising cattle since 1953, Warner farmer Larry Stroschein says he’s never too old to learn more. “Even though our daughter and son-in-law have taken over, I still have cows and a lot of interest in cows – cattle were my living my whole life,” Stroschein said. So, he tuned in to the South Dakota Farmers […]

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Communications Cooperatives Connect Students Without Internet

Posted on: October 7, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

By Lura Roti for SD Farmers Union March 13, 2020 School Districts across South Dakota went remote to slow the spread of COVID-19. Instantly, Wessington Springs Superintendent Pandi Pittman was helping 63 staff and the families of 265 students navigate learning from home.   “It was a very shocking situation. You’re sitting there thinking, ‘Oh my […]

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Co-op General Manager Reflects on Career of Service to Member/Owners

Posted on: October 6, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

By Lura Roti for South Dakota Farmers Union Cooperatives are unique, explains Rosebud Farmers Union Cooperative General Manager, Clayton Whitney. “Unlike other businesses, when you work for a cooperative, you’re actually working for your customers. Your patrons are the ones who own the company.” Serving Farmers Union Cooperative patrons for 25 years now, Whitney doesn’t […]

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$2,500 Graduate Scholarship Designed to Support Future of Agriculture

Posted on: September 29, 2020   |   Category: News Releases

Advancements in agriculture research and technology are essential to tomorrow’s farmers and ranchers. To support the future of South Dakota’s family farmers and ranchers, Traveler’s Motor Club together with South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) Foundation provides a $2,500 scholarship annually to a South Dakota graduate student, pursuing an agriculture degree. “Educating the next generation is […]

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