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Thursday, Sept. 17 - The Future of Farming

This SD Focus will take a closer look at programs educating today's youth and young families about Ag related jobs. Including farming that includes orchards, organic and new age methods.

Panelists: 

  • Nicholas Uilk - SDSU Professor, Future of Farming in South Dakota

  • Tony Heisterkamp, Owner of Eden Valley Orchard; Aronia Berry Farmer

  • Ty Eschenbaum - South Dakota Department of Agriculture

  • South Dakota Farm Bureau

  • John Shubeck - Centerville farmer

  • Nathaniel Preheim - Windstone Buffalo Company

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Guests discuss the future of South Dakota's number one industry, agriculture

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