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Energy Self-Reliance

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

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

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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From music professor to farmer (and mother of triplets)

Anne Waltner returns to this agriculturally-rooted land for the love of community

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Grass farming: A good alternative in more than one way

As conventional, commodity oriented farmers struggle with low commodity prices and a burdensome debt load, grassland farming might provide an attractive option.

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Side-by-side in Farming and faith

Tom and Jenna Graber grew up with an interest in animals and agriculture, but came at it from different perspectives. Now, after marrying in 2014, they farm together 7 miles south of Marion. Jenna and Tom Graber started farming together in 2014, the same year they were married. Their farm is located 7 miles south of Marion, and features a commercial cow/ calf operation and minimum tillage crops.

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Herding goats with success

Goats do well across the world — and that includes on the Lee & Marilyn Brockmueller farm

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Midwinter Grazing?

Absolutely — at Happy Grazing Dairy, anyway

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Return to Heritage

Waltners bring sense of renewal to family farm

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