Coming to Watertown
A day of farm and ranch tours followed by a panel discussion are all part of a Sustainability on the Farm and Ranch event on Sept. 14, 2019, centered at Watertown, S.D. South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee is hosting the event.
The day begins with a bus tour leaving at 12 p.m. from Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) and making stops at MoDak Dairy and Moes Feedlot before ending back at LATI for dinner and a panel discussion.
“Each of the tour stops provide a look at diversified family operations within a few miles of Watertown,” said Lowell Mesman, SDFB West River Regional Manager and YF&R Coordinator. Following dinner, a panel discussion will take place on what sustainability looks like at the farm/ranch level.
Panel members include: Walt Bones, former South Dakota Ag Secretary, Chris Lee of Mustang Seeds, David Karki from SDSU Extension and Brian and Jamie Johnson of Frankfort, 2019 Leopold Conservation Award winners.
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The event is free to SDFB members and $20 for non-members.
To register, please contact the SDFB office at 605-353-8050. Questions can be submitted to Lowell@sdfbf.org.
More information about South Dakota Farm Bureau and the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee can be found at http://www.sdfbf.org.
Noon – Load Bus Lake Area Technical Institute (Parking lot north of the Agriculture &
Environmental Center Building – Arrow Ave.)
12:30 p.m. Moes Feedlot Tour
2 p.m. Load Bus for MoDak Dairy
2:30 p.m. MoDak Dairy Tour
4 p.m. Load Bus
5 p.m. Social – Lake Area Technical Institute
Campus Event Center – 4th floor
5:30 p.m. Meal
6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion – Sustainability on the Farm & Ranch
Walt Bones, former South Dakota Secretary of Ag
Chris Lee – Mustang Seed
David Karki – SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist
Brian & Jamie Johnson – 2019 Leopold Conservation Winner
–South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation
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