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Education is one of South Dakota Farmers Union’s most important missions. Our education program began in 1919 and continues to thrive today. Nearly 2,000 children and teens participate in our summer county and district camps each summer, and many go on to attend the annual State Camp in the Black Hills. Our programs reinforce the importance of agriculture in our nation, are informative and positive, and most of all they are tons of fun! We help to build the leaders of tomorrow by teaching our young people the importance of cooperation, leadership and citizenship through hands-on activities.

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South Dakota Farmers Union is currently seeking applicants for Summer Staff/Intern positions to work with young people in the organization's youth education program. Click here for more information and to apply online.

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Welcome to the education section of the SDFU website. The roots of the South Dakota Education Program stretch back to 1919 when Minnie Lovinger, of Ethan, South Dakota, inspired young people with her newspaper column, “The Children’s Nook”. That column soon turned into an education program headed by Mrs. Lovinger which has touched the lives of thousands of South Dakota young people. 

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