Sarah Palin Guest Speaker At Ag PhD Field Day Baltic, South Dakota 7-25-13 UPDATE;Palin will be on radio
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today posted this Status Update on Facebook:
I’m so looking forward to joining hard working farmers in America’s heartland this week at the Ag PhD Field Day in South Dakota. It’s an honor to get to travel with my entourage (er, that would be Piper) to be with those who are feeding the nation.
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What is an Ag field day? It's like a convention for farmers, except it is not held at a posh hotel in a large city. Instead, Ag field days take place on actual working farms. In this case the farm is the 2500 acre operation owned by Brian and Darren Hefty of South Dakota, where farmers will congregate to learn more about how to raise better crops, hear from a host of expert guest speakers, see new technologies in the field, participate in hands-on demonstrations, and visit with their counterparts from around the country.
The Hefty Brothers, both graduates of South Dakota State University, are among the new breed of smart farmers whom other farmers listen to when they speak. As hosts of the Ag PhD show, which is viewed across the nation on RFD TV, and Ag PhD Radio, which is heard on 41 stations in four Midwestern states, they have an audience of thousands of their fellow farmers. The brothers also own the Hefty Seed Company, which has stores in eight states and sells Hefty's own brand of soybean seed hybrids and crop protection products.
The brothers' annual Ag Field Day is a pretty big deal in the Midwestern agricultural community. Last year's event drew farmers from 24 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces. Farmers work long days and take few vacations, so events like this afford them a rare oppoprtunity to meet face to face and compare notes on how to get the best yield from their crops. In the 21st century, information is the most valuable commodity for modern farmers. Brian and Darren Hefty figured this out years ago, and their combined knowledge has made them successful in the world of agribusiness. The Ag PhD slogan, "Information for Agriculture," sums it all up. And, speaking of information, more details about this event can be found on the AG PhD website.
We invite you to join us for a free Ag PhD Field Day on our farm near Baltic, SD on Thursday, July 25th! Our goal with the Field Day is to create a one-day event where you can learn more about how to raise better crops by hearing from a host of expert guest speakers, seeing new technologies in the field, participating in hands-on demonstrations, and visiting with other top farmers from around the country. I know you are busy. My calendar is always full, too, but we are hoping you will block out just one day this summer to come and visit us. Even if you have attended our Field Day in the past, you won’t want to miss this one as I believe we have our best lineup of speakers including Sarah Palin, our best field trial comparisons, more displays than ever before, and a number of unique things you won’t see elsewhere.
We have several air conditioned tents, as well as a new air conditioned shed and other sheds on the field day site, so we are prepared for the elements – of course, we’re praying for a beautiful day. We will again have trams and golf carts available if you need those services. Lunch, supper, snacks, and drinks will be provided at no charge throughout the day.
We believe our Ag PhD Field Day will again be the largest private farm field day in the Midwest in 2013; but more importantly, we hope it will be the most educational and entertaining for you. Last year, we had farmers from 24 different U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces; so, if nothing else, if you just talk to farmers all day, you ought to get a pretty good idea what the crop is like everywhere else, and you’ll learn more about what other successful farmers are doing in their operations to get ahead.
Please click here for discount lodging options. We hope to see you on Thursday, July 25th!!
We will also have Sanford Health on site to do various health screenings.
The Heart Screen ™
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in American, even though it is 80 percent preventable. Through the Heart Screen, our team of experts can identify your risks. The cost of the screen is $50.
The Heart Screen at Sanford includes:
CT Calcium Score
Body Mass Index
Lung Cancer Screen
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer related death in American, killing more people than all other forms of cancer combined. Through advanced, low-dose CT technology, our team can detect many forms of lung disease, including lung cancer. The cost is $25.
Directions to the Field Day:
47669 252nd Street Baltic, SD 57003
From I-90: Exit 399 – Cliff Avenue. Turn North on SD Hwy 115. Travel 7 miles. Turn East at the group of red buildings – Hefty Seed Company Headquarters. There will be signage directing you East. Travel 1.5 miles.
From I-29 Exit 94 – County Hwy 114 Turn East. Travel though Baltic, SD – 3.5 miles to SD Hwy 115. Turn South on SD Hwy 115. Travel 2 miles. Turn East at the group of red buildings – Hefty Seed Company Headquarters. There will be signage directing you East. Travel 1.5 miles.