2021 Farmers Union Young Producers event


August 25, 2021

SDFU courtesy photo

Family farmers and ranchers connect with each other and information in Chamberlain. Participants included, back row, left to right, Lance Perrion, Ipswich; Brett Stevens, Matt and Stephanie Cavenee, Miller; Mandi and Rocky Forman, Huron; and Scott and Amber Kolousek, Wessington Springs; front row, Lane Forkel, Ipswich; Sarah Perrion, Ipswich; Lindsey Forkel, Ipswich; Doug Sombke, SDFU President, Conde; and Mike Strands, National Farmers Union.

When you raise cattle, it's tough to get a weekend away. But Roscoe farmer Lane Forkel and his wife, Lindsey, said the South Dakota Farmers Union Young Producers Event was worth it.

"There's so many things that you think you know, but nothing beats bouncing ideas off other farm families to hear what has worked for them," explains Lindsey, who works off the farm as a Loan Specialist for BankNorth in Warner.

Lane agrees, adding that the speakers covered timely topics.

"All the presenters were very helpful," Lane says. "In fact, I just called the soil health presenter, Austin Carlson, today to...

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