Water, Wells, & Life: A Collection by Jim LaceyLittle Village Farm Museum, located in Trent, South Dakota allows you to step back in time. See 11 restored farm buildings, ag-related items, old signs, bottles, tractors, farm machinery, and a collection of windmills.Paperback104 pagesBlack&White Images
Art of the Tractor Coloring BookThis detailed coloring book features 36 sketches of the most popular collectible and modern farm tractors. These beautiful pieces of art offer the coloring enthusiast, young and old, an opportunity to use colored pencils, ink pens, or crayons to relax and get creative with their favorite farm tractors.Paperback36 ImagesISBN: 978-1-937747-83-1
South Dakota Weeds, Revised 2017 - This publication is intended to be a useful aid in the identification of weeds found in cultivated fields, pasture, range, right-of-way, home grounds, and non-crop areas. Proper identification is essential in prevention, control, and eradication of noxious weeds.
How John Deere Tractors & Implements Work by Roy HarringtonHow?... What?... Why?... kids are always asking questions especially about big machines. This book by Roy Harrington will give kids the answers they crave. Let them step into the fields with impressive John Deere tractors and implements and find the answers to their many questions. Beautiful color photos illustrate the text and give the kids what they love: big pictures of machines they see working the fields. Detail and cut-away shots show the inner workings of these farm machines. Interesting trivia facts are included with each topic. This book truly gives the inside story about John Deere tractors and implements from behind the metal and to the inner workings of the gears and motors.Hardcover45 pagesISBN: 0-929355-88-1
Dear County Agent Guy: Calf Pulling, Husband Training, and Other curious Dispatches from a Midwestern Dairy Farmer by Jerry NelsonIn the tradition of Mark Twain, Jean Shepherd and Dave
Barry, Jerry Nelson is a humorist of the American heartland.
A fourth-generation dairy farmer, Nelson discovered his voice after he wrote a tongue-in
cheek letter to his county agent for advise on what to do, after a period of
heavy rain, about the ducks and Jet Skiers frolicking in his cornfields. From then on Nelson had a new calling to go
along with his day job—writing a humorous column called “Dear County Agent Guy.” Nelson’s depictions of daily life, from the
point of view of a taciturn husband with a twinkle in his eye, are read by
250,000 people a week—and woven into A Prairie Home Companion scripts.
Hardback with dust jacket
The Wind at Work: An activity guide to Windmills by Gretchen WoelfleExplaining how the wind works, what windmills have contributed to the past, and why they offer environmental promise today as a source of clean, renewable energy, this revised and updated edition offers a glimpse into all the current and historical uses for wind power. Featuring new information on wind energy technology and wind farms, new photographs, and 24 wind-related activities--from keeping track of household energy use and conducting science experiments to cooking traditional meals and creating arts and crafts--this handy resource offers kids interested in the science of energy and green technologies an engaging, interactive, and contemporary overview of wind power.Paperback144 pages Black and white imagesISBN: 1-55652-308-
Along the Grapevine Trail: Vineyards and Wineries in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska by Starley TalbottSouth Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska may not spring to mind when people think of wine, but these three states all have thriving grape-growing and wine-making businesses and a burgeoning reputation among wine connoisseurs. In Along the Grapevine Trail, Starley Talbott introduces readers to many vineyards and wineries and details the history of each, from award-winning, large-scale vintners to family-oriented growers. Information about growing techniques, harvesting, crushing, fermenting, and bottling fill the pages and provide an excellent resource for visitors. Follow the suggested route and visit one or all. Enthusiastic growers and wonderful wines await you at each stop.PaperbackColor images135 pagesISBN: 978-0-9777955-7-4
Barns Across America by Herber BoulandThe barn is the quintessential image of rural America - plain, simple and straightforward. This book takes an in-depth look at the barns that have dotted the American countryside for centuries. This isn't just another pretty picture book of barns (although it does have great pictures). Discover for yourself the historical richness of barns, understand barn life, and appreciate the beauty of barns. PaperbackBlack & White, Colored Images141 pagesISBN: 0-929355-96-2
Farm Tractors 1995-2005 by Larry GayFarm Tractors 1995-2005, authored by Larry Gay, continues the book series that captures the history of the agricultural tractor. For more info turn the pages of this book and you will find the latest tractors and their specifications. Beginning where Farm Tractors 1975-1995 left off, Gay provides all the information that tractor enthusiasts love. The chapters travel through each model year, describes the new tractors and provides information from the Nebraska Test Summaries. The first chapter, "A Century of Engineering Achievement," provides a concise summary of tractor history from the early days of tractor development to the modern tractor. The charts at the end of the book provide more data.Paperback 174 pages Black and white images ISBN: 1-892769-66-2
Farm Tractors by Larry GayFarm Tractors 1975-1995 details these exciting two decades of tractor history. Each model year is presented with short descriptions of the model changes. A discussion regarding the economic climate in the tractor industry is also included in each chapter. The next coupled with Nebraska Tractor Test results and the corresponding photos to provide a thorough description of each model year. Join Big Bud, Ford, A-C, and John Deere for a memorable journey through the most recent American tractor history.Paperback255 pagesBlack and white imagesISBN:0-929355-68-7
South Dakota Wine by Denise DePaolo and Kara SweetA young commercial wine industry notwithstanding, wine traditions run deep in the Mount Rushmore State. Sodbusting pioneers like Anna Pesa and Jon Vojta defied South Dakota's harsh terrain and paved the way for Prairie Berry Winery. University biologists, including Dr. Donald Peterson, cultivated the unique grapes needed for the climate, like the Valiant, Marquette, Brianna and Frontenac grapes. Despite subzero winters and torrid summers, strawberries, buffaloberries and rhubarb have grown on both sides of the Missouri River. Since the 1996 Farm Winery Bill passed, the state welcomed thirty vintners, including Strawbale Winery, Wilde Prairie Winery and Belle Joli' Winery. Denise DePaolo and Kara Sweet explore the heritage behind winemaking from the harvests of the prairie. Paperback140 pages Color/ Black and white imagesISBN:978-1-62585-843-6
The Settlers by Vilhelm MobergThe Settlers focuses on Karl Oskar and Kristina Nilsson as they struggle to prosper on their new farm in Minnesota during the 1850s. Kristina, coping with a feeling of loss for Sweden and the difficulty of adopting to a new land, draws strength from a new-found spirituality. Karl Oskar brings more land under cultivation and harvests rye, wheat, and corn. Together they survive blizzards, grasshopper plagues, wildcat speculation in currency, and self-righteous neighbors. With friends they rejoice in the arrival of more Swedes, building a church, moving into their new house, even planting a small flower garden. Karl Oskar's brother, Robert, falls victim to gold fever and with his friend Arvid Petterson faces an arduous journey on the California Trail.Paperback399 pagesISBN: 978-0-87351-321-0
Unwanted Bread: The Challenge of Farming and Ranching by Sheldon Green & James CoomberEvery year more families are leaving the land. Our rural areas are changing forever. Is anyone noticing? Does anyone care? In their own words, fifty North Dakota food producers - farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness people - tell their stories of why they are getting out or staying in, diversifying, raising buffalo or forming new generation value-added cooperatives. Farmers talk of their frustrations and opportunities in this personal glimpse into rural life today. Readers will discover insights into the expensive, complicated and often emotional business of farming and ranching.PaperbackColor Images160 pagesISBN: 0-911042-55-5
Soil Sisters: Women Farmers by Lisa KiviristWomen in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your Parachute-style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices, Soil Sisters plows new ground and provides a wealth of invaluable information and resources for fledging female farming entrepreneurs.Key topics covered: - From concept to crop: diversified farm start-up basics- Tool use and ergonomics- Integrating family and children- Resources, grants and loans for women farmersPresenting seasoned advice, case studies and inspiration from over 100 successful women farmers and advocates, Soil Sisters roots in the collaborative community of support women bring to farming and invites you into the sisterhood. Together we're doing more than bringing broccoli, beets, and beef to market: we're fundamentally transforming our food system.PaperbackBlack& White Images217 pagesISBN: 978-0-86571-805-0
Skyscrapers of the Prairie: South Dakota's Historic Wooden Grain Elevators by Russell L. StubblesThe grain elevator is one of America's most distinctive contributions to architecture. It was developed in 1842 by Joseph Dart of Buffalo, New York, and it rapidly spread its distinctive form across the landscape during the latter decades of the nineteenth century. Built fo the simple purpose of receiving and storing grain until it could be shipped to distant markets, the wooden grain elevator emerged as a ubiquitous icon of the agricultural economy and of the small towns that owed their existence to agriculture.PaperbackBlack&White images129 pagesISBN: 0-9659515-0-2
Working the Land: The Stories of Ranch and Farm Women in the Modern American West by Sandra K. SchackelHelen Tiegs didn't take to driving a tractor when she became a farmer's wife, but after fifty years she considers herself the hub of the family operation. Lila Hill taught piano, then ultimately took a job off the farm to augment the family income during a period of rising costs. From Montana's cattle pastures to New Mexico's sagebrush mesas, women on today's ranches and farms have played a crucial role in a way of life that is slowly disappearing from the western landscape.HardcoverBlack & White Images136 pagesISBN: 978-0-7006-1780-7
Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War by Elaine F. WeissShe was the toast of Broadway, a star of the cinema newsreel, and the highlight of the Liberty Loan parade during World War I. She was the "farmerette" of the Woman's Land Army of America, doing a man's job, in military-style uniform, on the rural home front during World War I. From 1917 to 1920, the Woman's Land Army brought thousands of city workers, teachers, artists, businesswomen, and college students in to rural America to take over the farm work after men were called to wartime service. The farmerettes plowed fields, drove tractors, planted, harvested, and hauled lumber. At first, they were shocking - they broke accepted societal rules and encountered skeptical farmers' scorn by demanding equal wages and an eight-hour workday. However, the farmerettes soon proved themselves willing and capable, and farmers even became their loudest champions. PaperbackBlack & White Images274 pagesISBN: 978-1-59797-273-4
John Deere Tractors and Equipment: Volume 2 1960-1990 by Don Macmillan & Roy HarringtonThe 4010 tractor, representing the New Generation of Power, marked the most important product introduction at the beginning of the period covered by this book. The Maximizer combine is the most important introduction at the end of the period. The book reveals the inner workings of John Deere, as they relate to tractors and equipment, just as the cutaways reveal the inner components of tractors and combines.Hardcover400 pagesISBN: 9780929355191
iGrow Wheat: Best Management Practices for Wheat Production. Edited by David E. Clay, C Gregg Carlson and Kevin Dalsted. “…we believe average yields of 100 bushels of wheat per acre is not only possible, but must be achieved to assure the food security of a growing global population. By paying attention to details, using high quality seed, appropriate crop rotations, and the best management practices that are details in this book, producers can see dramatic increases in wheat production and profitability.” Barry H. Dunn, Ph. D., South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean, College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University.
“South Dakota State University is a critical component in the development and continuation of comprehensive integrated wheat research in South Dakota, which helps farmers optimize production and increase profitability….This book contains much of the research that contributes to the success of the industry.” Chet Edinger, Chairman, South Dakota Wheat Commission.