When Dalton Foster took center stage, it wasn’t just about him. His goat stayed calm and his excitement never wavered. His smile from cheek to cheek was unforgettable, but so were the smiles on the faces of those in the audience.
More than 500 kids exhibited more than 1,200 animals at the South Dakota Summer Spotlight July 20-23 in Huron.
In time for county achievement days and summer horse shows, a handful of fairgrounds and other facilities around the state are getting an upgrade.
Every summer evening, sister and brother Tessa and Drew Julson walk their Simmental show cattle to the corral behind their Garretson, South Dakota, home.
WISHEK, N.D. – Cole Ketterling was going to be a FFA member – his older brother and sister told him so as he grew up. Six years later with 20-plus gold pins on his navy blue jacket, the Wishek native has gone full circle in his FFA career.
The Iowa Cattlemen's Association's BeefMeets this summer are providing an opportunity for not only cattle producers to learn and interact, but also an event for Iowa’s youth in the cattle industry.
Ten-year-old Travis Davis spent days building a wooden bookshelf to exhibit at the local 4-H Achievement Days. When it was nearly finished, he realized that he'd made a big mistake.
Part of promoting South Dakota’s beef industry is getting beef on the plates at more dinner tables, and the South Dakota Beef Industry Council has several programs aimed at giving cooks new ideas to do that.
For the past year, a group of six college freshmen have been leading activities for members of South Dakota’s 84 FFA chapters, and now the group is busy preparing for their final event as officers, the state FFA convention April 23-25 in Brookings.
Local 4-H leaders and volunteers are invited to attend quarterly Leader Training 7-9 p.m. Central Tuesday, April 18.
“Farmers need to be willing to tell their story,” said Bridger Gordon, a junior at Sturgis Brown High School and an active FFA and 4-H member.
The A-1 Alcester Livestock 4-H Club in Union County, S.D., is raising money to help ranchers who lost cows in the Kansas wildfires care for their calves.
South Dakota 4-H is offering more animal science opportunities for youth by expanding its companion animal project area for members.
South Dakota 4-H youth learned techniques for caring for their show cattle at a recent Jarauld County workshop.
Two Farmers Union youths in South Dakota say their involvement with the ag organization helped them become leaders in college.
Michaela Olson lives on a farm where she and her family raise Angus cattle with her grandpa. She’s a senior at Aberdeen Roncalli High School and is considering a career in agriculture, but until this school year, she hasn’t been able to participate in FFA like her grandpa did.
South Dakota 4-H members from Brown County won the Western National Roundup Horse Quiz Bowl competition, held Jan. 5-8 in Denver during the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
National FFA Week is Feb. 18-25. It’s a time for members to show others what FFA is all about, and that’s much more than farming.
OMAHA, NE – Aksarben Foundation has announced a new partnership with the Grand Island Livestock Complex Authority and relocation of the Aksarben Stock Show and Purple Ribbon Auction to Grand Island, NE beginning this fall.
Tractor Supply Co. stores across the country are collecting donations during National FFA Week to support grants for FFA chapters in their communities.
A high school senior from Cherokee, Iowa, was named the 2017 Iowa Pork Queen by the Iowa Pork Producers Association.
Members of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation invite students throughout the state to apply for their scholarship program, which is now in its second year.
As South Dakota’s No. 1 industry, agriculture’s economic reach extends well beyond the state’s rural communities.
The sun isn’t shining and South Dakota winds are gusting, but that doesn’t faze cousins Bode Sweeter, 6, and Kade Sweeter, 4, who are goofing around in a pickup bed while their parents and grandpa work cattle.
Almost 500 FFA members from across South Dakota met in Pierre last month for the State FFA Leadership Career Development events.