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From July 22-26, several Sanborn County 4-Hers traveled to Huron for the South Dakota Summer Spotlight. Most of them brought home some wonderful placings for the animals they showed and for their hard work in preparing for the show.

The results are as follows: 

Cooper Goldammer – fourth in class in Crossbred Gilt and fifth in class in Hereford Gilt;

Emmitt Feistner – third in class in Breeding Doe and sixth in class in Duroc Breeding Gilt (Dory);

Henry Feistner – Reserve Champion Market Gilt (Fatty Patty);

Ramsey Fouberg – second in class in Percentage Simmental Heifer;

Hudson Fouberg – second in class in Crossbred Heifer; 

Ramsey and Hudson also exhibited third in class in Purebred Heifer, fourth in class in Crossbred Steer and second in class in Crossbred Steer;

Memphis Moody – second in class in Hereford Show (Margret Sprinkles);

Teagen Moody – Reserve Champion as Angus Jr. Showman and third in class in Angus (Mr. B);

Delaney Zoss – fifth overall Wether Doe, third overall Jr. Goat Showman, fourth in class in Wether Goat and she also exhibited four lambs;

Cannon and Cain Zoss also showed lambs;

Shea Bechen – third in class in Spot Barrow (Porkchop);

Sury Bechen – eighth in class in Crossbred (Blu);

Oaklyn Plamp – Grand Champion Shorthorn Plus Steer, Reserve Champion Angus Heifer, Reserve Champion Duroc Barrow and fourth overall Market Barrow;

Ellie Evans – third in class in Wether Goat;

Parker Ettswold also showed sheep.

…See photos of the event in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal

The Sanborn County kids who participated in the Clark 4-H Rodeo this past weekend are pictured, back row, left to right: Madi Moody, Teya Moody, Mason Moody, Trey Moody and Aubrey Moody; middle row: Layton Zoss, Cort Stevens and Tanner Christian; front row: Landree Zoss. This picture was taken at the start of the day, before the kids competed in the mud.

Success in the rodeo arena started on Friday, July 24, for Aubrey Moody. She competed in White River and earned second place in poles and third place in breakaway roping.

On Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, Clark held its largest 4-H rodeo ever with close to 300 entries, and despite the very muddy conditions, Sanborn County’s participants had fine performances considering the tremendous competition there.

…Read on and see more photos of the event in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Woonsocket, July 20 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 3 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program, including the current Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate.

Kathy Torres, Executive Director for FSA in Sanborn County, said each year an election is held in a Local Administrative Area (LAA) where a committee member’s three-year term is expiring. For 2020, an election will be held in LAA 3, which includes the townships of Butler, Elliott, Letcher, Logan, and Union. 

“The Aug. 3 deadline is quickly approaching,” said Torres. “If you know of a great candidate or want to nominate yourself to serve on your local county committee, contact your FSA office before the deadline to submit the nomination form. I especially encourage the nomination of beginning farmers and ranchers, as well as women and minorities. This is your opportunity to have a say in how federal programs are delivered in your county.”

Nationwide, more than 7,700 dedicated members of the agricultural community serve on FSA county committees. The committees are made of three to 11 members and typically meet once a month. Members serve three-year terms. Producers serving on FSA county committees play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the agency.

To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program and reside in the LAA where the election is being held. A complete list of eligibility requirements, more information and nomination forms are available at 

To be considered, a producer must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. All nomination forms for the 2020 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA county office by Aug. 3. Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters beginning Nov. 2. 

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