News

Dairyfest Holds Thank A Farmer Event

Dairyfest Holds Thank A Farmer Event

Photo: WNAX

The Thank a Farmer youth education program was featured at the first annual Dairyfest in Brookings, South Dakota on Saturday. Rhonda Ross is founder and President of the non-profit organization. She uses entertainment as a way to teach kids about the products that farmers produce that touch their lives daily.
She says she targets kids because they are an open book without biases, unlike adults…and because farming is not taught in school.
As a result she’s developed educational materials for teachers and three children’s books about fun farm facts. She also travels to schools to share her message.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Bill Approved to Address Elderly Abuse

state capitol pierre

The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee approved a bill (Friday) that would set up an elder abuse task force in the state.

in Local

Thune Offers Alternative To FCC Net Regulations

John Thune 913

The Federal Communication Commission voted three to two to issue new rules that would attempt to regulate the operations of the internet.

in Local

Positives Seen In New Internet rules

http internet

The Federal Communications Commission has passed new rules that seek to put some regulations on the internet.

in Local

Loophole In Iowa’s Underage Drinking Law

Iowa state capital

For the third year in a row prosecutors are urging legislators to deal with an "oops" in Iowa's underage drinking law.

in Local

Speed Limit Increase Clears Committee

speed limit

A bill that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on many miles of interstate highways in Iowa has cleared its first hurdle in the state senate.