We have a great event coming up in Mitchell on February 18 that you won’t want to miss! To print a copy of the flyer for yourself, just click on the picture, then push Control+P.




We’ve come across a great article on making the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pay and how the program can benefit everyone — even bees! CLICK HERE or on the picture below to see the article.


We have a report on the 2015 Area and Regional Land Judging Contests. Congratulations to all who participated, well done to those in charge, and good luck to those continuing on to the Nationals!

2015 Area and Regional Land Judging Contests

We had another successful land judging event yesterday with the FFA students! Seventeen schools participated, with a total of 161 participants. The top five scoring schools were McCook Central, Lennox, Rutland, Parker, and Marion. Well done, kids!

From the South Dakota Land Judging book:

“Land judging consists of measuring soil and land properties in the field, interpreting them, and then making intelligent land management decisions based on the measured and interpreted properties.

The ultimate objective in land judging is land classification. Once land is classified, you can make intelligent decisions concerning its use and management.”

If you would like to know more about how the land judging contest is conducted, the book can be viewed in its entirety HERE.


This article has been quite popular this season, so we thought we’d post it for you here. Hopefully you’ll find it useful! Please click on the link below:

Agriculture Tips and Plant Skydd



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