For the third straight year, South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) welcomed participants and fans of the South Dakota High School Rodeo State Finals with a dinner Thursday, June 21, at the rodeo grounds in Belle Fourche. Farmers Union, a nonprofit family agriculture organization, served over 500 participants, parents and fans at the Lions picnic shelter on the grounds of the state rodeo finals to enjoy a dinner of barbecue pork sandwiches, beans, and chips.
South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke will travel to Italy June 6-9, 2012, to attend the General Assembly of the World Farmers Organization (WFO). The WFO is an international group founded in 2011 made up of farmers from around the world. Former North Dakota Farmers Union President Robert Carlson was elected president of the WFO.