SDFU celebrates Edmunds County ranch family


February 17, 2021

Courtesy photo

The S.D. Farmers Union is highlighting farm and ranch families this year. They featured the Jung family in a recent issue of their newspaper. Pictured are John and Stephanie Jung with sons, Jacob, 12, and Kale, 18.

By Lura Roti for S.D. Farmers Union

Stephanie Jung used to schedule kidding for after the New Year. Then, the purebred Boer goat breeder realized if she moved the date back a few weeks, she and her husband, John, would have some help.

"Any smart mother would schedule kidding around Christmas break when she has two, two-legged kids to help her," explains the Edmunds County rancher.

Stephanie's sons, Kale, 18, and Jacob, 12, are experienced and enjoy the work. "I like being outside and helping," Jacob says.

In addition to helping out with farm chores, both boys raise show animals. Kale shows...

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