Archive for February, 2013

News of the Day — 2/27/13

Be sure to look through the plants and trees offered here on the website. There are more here than listed on the order form, which was printed earlier. If you see something you would like to order that isn’t on the order form, just send an email to or call Amy at 605-336-1527.

Thanks for all of the order forms that have already been received!

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News of the Day — 2/21/13

THINK SPRING! Time to get your tree and plant orders in!

Also, the USDA announced today that there will be a 45th general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), from May 20 – June 14. Additional signups for continuous CRP programs, such as Highly Erodible Land Initiative and Initiative to Restore Grasslands, Wetlands, and Wildlife, will be announced in spring 2013. According to FSA, signups for those programs will begin any day.

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News of the Day — 2/16/13

The Karst Memorial Scholarship is now open for applications! If you are a high school senior in the upper 50% of your class and intend to pursue an ag-related field at a vocational school or four-year college, CLICK HERE for more information. Good luck in getting your scholarship!

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News of the Day — 2/9/13

Here is a picture of one of our success stories. This feedlot, capable of feeding 1,500 head of cattle, was one of the first in South Dakota to be issued a permit for a vegetative treatment system. Runoff from the feedlot filters through traditional solid settling basins as well as several large vegetated areas.


(Photo credit — Eisenbraun and Associates)

The Minnehaha Conservation District was responsible for monitoring any surface water that may have been released from the system. Monitoring was funded by a Coordinated Natural Resources Conservation grant from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. We are in the process of writing grant applications for projects such as this or other conservation practices. If you would like your project to be considered, contact our office by calling 605-336-1527 or emailing The grant deadline is April 1 so we need your ideas by March 15.

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