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Community Visioning Event

By Paul Ortman on Apr 1, 2024

Rural Revival is hosting a “Community Visioning Event” on Saturday, April 13th 2024 at the Prairie Arboretum in Freeman, SD. In keeping with Rural Revival’s goals on local food systems, helping aspiring farmers, and fostering discussions on land transfer they are sponser an event where individuals can start to develop a plan for the future of our area. Attached you will find a letter with more details on the event.

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Energy Self-Reliance

By Dennis Lehmann on Jun 14, 2021

Turning onto the gravel driveway one’s eyes immediately gravitate to the roof of the two story house. Twenty four solar panels cover the south side of the house and attached garage, which were installed eight years ago. In addition there are many south facing windows to catch the low angle of the winter sun . The back of the bottom story faces north and is buried in dirt for insulation.

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Adventures in Agriculture

By Sadaf Cassim on Dec 10, 2020

If you have ever driven on old 44, just southeast of town, you might have noticed in the middle of the fields, a small house-like structure. And perhaps on a different day you spotted that same structure but most definitely in a different field. Happily, your sense are, in fact, sound and can be explained by an uncommon agricultural practice: the mobile chicken coop. While not a new concept, this unique and innovative practice is certainly not standard amongst the farms one finds in South Dakota.

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Ag Educational Scholarships Now Available

By Lilly Eisenbeis on Oct 22, 2020

Rural Revival is pleased to announce the availability of scholarship money for those interested in attending a variety of Ag related conferences/seminars in the regional area. To qualify an online application must be filled out and submitted to Rural Revival. Please plan ahead accordingly so that your application can be considered prior to conference registration deadlines as necessary.

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