Posts for August 2011

South Dakota Wind Partners, LLC, Awarded Grant from Treasury Department

August 31, 2011

The United States Treasury Department has awarded South Dakota Wind Partners, LLC, a $6.3 million grant to offset some constructions costs which may lead to larger payments to investors in the Crow Lake Wind Project.

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South Dakotans Return from Renewables Study Tour in Germany, Austria

August 29, 2011

A group of South Dakotans has returned home after a week in Bavaria, Germany and Upper Austria touring renewable energy sites and learning about the expansion of the industry in those countries.

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SDFU President, Other South Dakota Leaders to Travel to Germany, Austria to Tour Renewable Energy Sites

August 17, 2011

South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) President Doug Sombke and a group of other leaders from South Dakota and across the country will travel to Germany and Austria August 21-27, 2011 to participate in the Renewables and Rural Energy Opportunities Study Tour organized by Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council of the United States. State Sen. Jason Frerichs of Wilmot, S.D., and East River Electric Power Cooperative General Manager Jeff Nelson of Madison, S.D., are the other South Dakotans accompany Sombke on the trip which will include about 15 participants from the U.S. A representative from National Farmers Union and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union will also attend.

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Wolsey-Wessington FFA Chapter Captures Quiz Bowl Crown

August 16, 2011

The FFA chapter from Wolsey-Wessington High School captured the second annual ‘Team up to Safety’ farm safety quiz bowl competition finals championship during the DakotaFest Farm Show today in Mitchell. Wolsey-Wessington defeated the FFA chapter from Tri-Valley in the championship 180-120 to earn the top honors. During the quiz bowl competition participants answer questions related safety, health and emergencies on the farm or ranch. The quiz bowl is sponsored by South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU).

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Sturgis Rally Beef Event Draws Bikers to Beef

August 15, 2011

You can hear the rumble in the Black Hills each summer as hundreds of thousands of people gather in Sturgis for the annual motorcycle rally.

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Farmers Union, Stockgrowers Association to Host Beef Promotion Event During Sturgis Rally

August 4, 2011

South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) and the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association will host a beef promotion event Sunday, August 7 through Tuesday, August 9 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The two agriculture groups will sell beef kabobs at Heartland Convenience Store, 24713 S Highway 79, Hermosa, S.D.

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