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August 27, 2018
Taylor Grussing, a cow-calf field specialist with South Dakota State University Extension in Mitchell, S.D., at a display at Dakotafest 2018,  stands next to an actual “preserved rumen” to be used to teach producers and others about the workings of the ruminant stomach system. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Dakotafest goers learn how 'bale wrap' can harm cattle
August 27, 2018 - 7:15am
August 25, 2018
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AgweekTV: Elevating Art
August 25, 2018 - 8:30am
August 24, 2018
South Dakota State University Extension Forestry Specialist John Ball speaks to a group of people about the emerald ash borer disease Thursday at Dakotafest in Mitchell. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)
State official: Bleak outlook for emerald ash borer
August 24, 2018 - 8:15am
August 23, 2018
Democrat gubernatorial candidate Billie Sutton, left, of Burke, and Don Norton, with South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership, listen as Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Kurt Evans, of Wessington Springs, answers a question during the gubernatorial candidate forum on Wednesday morning at Dakotafest. Candidates Kristi Noem and Terry LaFleur did not show up for the forum. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Sutton, Evans show off ag platforms at Dakotafest
August 23, 2018 - 8:19am
U.S. House Congressional candidate Ron Wieczorek, Independent, of Mount Vernon, second from left, speaks while sitting with fellow candidates Libertarian George Hendrickson, left, Republican Dusty Johnson, second from right, and Democrat Tim Bjorkman during a U.S. House candidate forum on Wednesday at Dakotafest. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Johnson, Bjorkman corner Dakotafest conversation
August 23, 2018 - 8:16am
August 22, 2018
Mount Vernon native and former Minnesota Viking linebacker Chad Greenway shows off the Pioneer Seed Corn logo on his shirt while speaking on Tuesday at Dakotafest in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Farm life molded Greenway on football field
August 22, 2018 - 7:54am
Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist, gives a talk on the crop price outlook during Dakotafest on Tuesday morning in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Concerns surround big crop forecast
August 22, 2018 - 7:52am
July 27, 2018
Visitors check out Dakotafest on Aug. 15, 2017 in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Dakotafest plans falling into place
July 27, 2018 - 8:11am
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