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August 25, 2017
U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds
ROUNDS: An opportunity to bring all ag groups together
August 25, 2017 - 10:00am
August 24, 2017
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem
NOEM: Thoughts from last week's Dakotafest
August 24, 2017 - 9:45am
August 18, 2017
Crowds navigate the muddy paths of Dakotafest on its final day. Because of the rain, attendance numbers were lower than normal. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)
Weather, ag economy play role in lower Dakotafest attendance
August 18, 2017 - 8:20am
August 16, 2017
U.S. Sen. John Thune, middle, gives remarks about farm bill while fellow U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, left, and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem listen at a Dakotafest farm forum on Wednesday in Mitchell. The forum was hosted by the South Dakota Farm Bureau. (Matt Gade / Republic)
SD delegates discuss ag industry at Dakotafest
August 16, 2017 - 3:55pm
Kevin Kimberley points to a new design of a strip-till Tuesday at Dakotafest. Kimberley owns Iowa-based Kimberley Ag Consulting and was an exhibitor. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)play button
Exhibitors show off gear, gadgets during Dakotafest
August 16, 2017 - 7:45am
August 15, 2017
Alan Hojer, a Keep Farmers Farming Legacy Consultant, leads a discussion on Farm and Ranch labor needs during a presentation on Tuesday afternoon in the First Dakota National Bank booth at Dakotafest. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Continuing a legacy: Dakotafest exhibitor educates visitors on hiring extra labor
August 15, 2017 - 5:13pm
March 20, 2017
Members of the Mitchell Fire Department respond to a controlled burn just west of the Dakotafest grounds that got out of control and spread east towards the structures on top of the hill on Monday morning. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Firefighters extinguish rubbish fire near Dakotafest grounds
March 20, 2017 - 4:56pm
August 18, 2016
People make their way through the grounds at Dakotafest on Thursday morning southeast of Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Dakotafest looks toward annual growth
August 18, 2016 - 5:18pm
August 16, 2016
Stan Boltz, regional soil health specialist for the United States Department of Agribulture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, demonstrates the effects of runoff in various treatment types of soil Tuesday at Dakotafest in Mitchell. (Jake Shama/Republic)
Management equally important for pastures as crops
August 16, 2016 - 5:51pm
Jack Davis, a crops business management field specialist with South Dakota State University Extension, talks to a group about the grain commodity outlook in the SDSU Pavilion as part of the first day of Dakotafest on Tuesday east of Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Expert: Corn could be culprit for low prices
August 16, 2016 - 5:49pm
August 2, 2016
New campus, app giving Dakotafest new look
August 2, 2016 - 11:54am
July 11, 2016
Crews work on the Dakotafest Education Center, Reaves Building Display Area and Dakotafest Exhibits and Innovation Center on Monday at Schlaffman Farm on the southeast edge of Mitchell. (Photo courtesy of IDEAg Group)
Thune, Rounds and Noem attending Dakotafest
July 11, 2016 - 6:07pm
August 25, 2015
Despite rainout, Dakotafest attendance about 30,000
August 25, 2015 - 8:48am
August 21, 2015
People can be seen making their way through the different vendors on Thursday morning during the last day of Dakotafest, from the top of a Brock Grain Storage bin. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Dakotafest sees strong crowds despite lost day
August 21, 2015 - 11:59am
Warren Rusche, cow/calf field specialist for SDSU Extension in Watertown.
Specialist offers 10 tips to improve cattle yields
August 21, 2015 - 11:44am