Informing teachers and students about the important role of agriculture in our society
  • Agriculture is the South Dakota's leading industry. It has a $21 billion impact on the state's economy.
  • Soybeans are processed into meal and oil at our locally owned processing plant in Volga, SD
  • Mary Rae Skoglund, at McCook Central Elementary in Salem, has been named the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year.
  • Two types of sunflowers are grown in South Dakota—oilseed and confectionery.
  • There are approximately 17,000 ranchers and cattlemen that produce 3.7 million head of cattle - we have more cattle than people!
  • More than 4 million acres of corn are planted in South Dakota in an average year.
  • South Dakota produces 3 different types of wheat: hard red winter, hard red spring and durum.
  • Dairy herds in South Dakota have totaled more than 125,000 cows annually in recent years.
  • Nearly 4 million acres are planted to beans, producing 100 million bushels annually.
  • South Dakota has over 40,000 bison on 200 plus ranches in the state; making them the number 1 producing state in the USA.
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