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South Dakota’s farmers offer "Free Groceries for a Year!"

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch has never met South Dakota’s farmers. In fact, they are offering the chance for all South Dakota residents to win a free breakfast, lunch and dinner by way of free groceries – for an entire year.

Beginning Aug. 9, South Dakota residents can register for two grand prizes of “Free Groceries for a Year!” (based on Food Marketing Institute figures, a $5,000 value) courtesy of South Dakota’s farmers, at Upon visiting the site, consumers register by “meeting a South Dakota farmer” through a short video that shows how they produce safe, nutritious and affordable food. Consumers can register with each of the eight featured farmers daily through Nov. 6, the end of the 90-day program.

The Farmers Feed US Web site features beef, corn, dairy, egg, hog, soybean and wheat farmers from across the state, each sharing information about their farm and their family. In addition to guiding visitors through their registration for free groceries, each farmer also offers a brief online tour of their farm.

Featured SD farmers include:

• Lewis Bainbridge, soybean farmer, Ethan

• Chet Edinger, wheat farmer, Mitchell

• Bob Johnson, cattle farmer, Corson

• Dave Poppens, cattle farmer, Lennox

• Scott Ramsdell, egg farmer, Flandreau

• Kurt Stiefvater, corn farmer, Salem

• Doug Wevik, hog farmer, Beresford

• Josh Winquist, dairy farmer, Alcester

“As South Dakota farmers, we’re thrilled to offer free groceries for a year to the consumers of our great state,” said Josh Winquist, a dairy farmer from Alcester, SD, who is a featured farmer on “This is an opportunity for us to share what we produce with South Dakota consumers and to let them know we share their values – taking care of our families, taking care of our animals and land and giving back to our communities.”

Over the course of the 90-day campaign, consumers throughout the state will also see and hear from these farmers.

Participating South Dakota agriculture organizations include Ag United for South Dakota, South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, South Dakota Beef Industry Council, Midwest Dairy Association, South Dakota Pork Producers Council, Dakota Layers, South Dakota Wheat Commission and South Dakota Corn Utilization Council.

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