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Strategies, Insights for Building, Expanding S.D. Livestock


South Dakota Ag Connection - February 28, 2019

South Dakota farm and ranch families who are interested in expanding their livestock operations or buliding new facilities face a number of questions about county and state permitting, barn construction, nutrient managemenr plans, and many more topics.

A free informational meeting to help answer those questions is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 18 at the East River Electric Cooperative, 211 South Harth Avenue in Madison. The livestock seminar is presented by Ag United for South Dakota and the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.

"New or expanded livestock operations provide a significant oppurtunity for South Dakota farm families, especially those looking to bring the next generation into the farming business, however it is important for farmers and ranchers to plan ahead and understand all potential issues before starting an expansion," said Richard Vasgaard, Centerville farmer and president of Ag United. "This seminar will provide important isights and resource to anyone considering livestock production in our state."

The informational meeting will cover a variety of topics, including county permitting process, state DENR permitting process, design and construction of barns, nutrient management plans, and feeding oppurtunities. Presenters will include Brian Friedrichsen of Dakota Enviromental; Dan Boehmer with Ethan Coop Lumber, and Brad Hohn from MDS.

The livestock seminar is free, however pre-registration is required and space is limited to 75 attendees. A complementary lunch will be provided. To register, email [email protected] or call 605-336-3622 by March 15.

Visit www.agunited.com for more information on the seminar.

Ag United was developed through a collaboration of farm organizations that support livestock production and development and includes the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, South Dakota Dairy Producers, South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Pork Producers Council, South Dakota Poultry Industries Association and the South Dakota Soybean Association.

 



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