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10 Broadcaster Press February 19, 2019 www.broadcasteronline.com Growing Season SDSU Extension Helps with Estate 2019 is Focus of Ag and Farm Transition Planning Economic Dialogues through Workshops Seminar & Webinar BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension hosts Ag Economics Dialogue: Focus on Growing Season 2019 seminar at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls (2001 E. Eighth St.) March 1, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon (Central time zone). This seminar will also be available via webinar from 9 a.m. to noon (Central time zone). Seminar speakers will provide insight into weather and markets leading up to planting season. During the seminar, Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist, will provide a review of winter 2019, and temperature and moisture outlooks for March, April, and May. Lisa Elliott, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Commodity Marketing Specialist, will provide a look at the many components impacting current grain markets and provide insight into the supply and demand situation. An agriculture marketing professional will be available to discuss developing marketing plans for agriculture operations. “Lenders have told me a marketing plan is becoming an important document for producers to provide,” Gessner said. “Producers will leave with a better understanding about how to create and implement their own marketing plan.” Registration information To participate, either in person or via the webinar option, register online on the Events page by February 28, 2019. There is no charge for this seminar. Athlete Spotlight Peyton Larson Peyton Larson is a senior on the Dance team. “My favorite thing would have to be performing in front of the home crowd and also spending time with my teammates at practice,” said Larson. She is also in gymnastics, student council, track, Random Acts of Kindness Enthusiasts (RAKE), and HOSA-Future Health Professionals. Outside of school, she is a teen court advisor, a prep cook at Hartford Steak Co. Tavern, a tumbling instructor for Vermillion Parks & Rec, and volunteers at the Welcome Table. When she is not doing one of her many extracurricular activities, she likes to read, play with her dog, watch the show Grey’s Anatomy, and spend time with friends. BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension staff offers unique workshops to answer questions involved with estate planning and aid in planning for farm transitions. The Sustaining the Legacy-Estate Planning and Farm Transitions Conferences, developed for all parties involved in the farm or ranch operation will be held in Milbank, beginning March 6, 2019. Why a transition plan is necessary: As the average age of South Dakota producers continues to climb; the value of the estate climbs as well. Gessner said this can result in situations where the next generation planning to take over the operation are unable to afford to buy it outright without some type of business structure, purchase plan, and/or estate plan. “Producers have invested years in their operation. I know three days sounds like a lot of time to invest in a workshop, but think of it as an investment in the future of your operation, just like the time you invest selecting your next herd sire or seed variety,” Gessner said. Sustaining the Legacy-Estate Planning and Farm Transitions Conferences The conference provides farmers and ranchers with three days full of information on creating their plan no matter how big or small the operation. Presentations are given by industry experts and SDSU Extension staff. The conference will cover the following topics: business structures, goals, asset distribution, wills and probate, All members involved in the operation encouraged to attend together. More reasons to attend: •Preservation of assets in case long-term care facilities are needed for any of the family members involved in the operation. •Many producers do not have heirs coming back to the operation. In these cases the disposal of the assets needs to occur in a manner that provides income and stability throughout retirement. •Large operations have tax concerns that must be addresses to help preserve the operation. •Confusion and uncertainty about the tools available and where to go for assistance putting the plan together is high. Millbank Session dates and location Sessions will begin at 10 a.m. March 6, 13 and 20, 2019 at the Grant County Community Room in the Courthouse basement (210 East 5th Avenue). Lunch and breaks are included each day. To register, visit the events page and search by the first date of the event. For additional information, contact Gessner at 605.782.3290. Former Miss Rodeo South Dakota Credits 4-H By Lura Roti for SDSU Extension Riding around the arena displaying sponsor flags and presenting awards - what fans see of a rodeo queen’s job may look effortless. But, behind the scenes, rodeo queens put a lot of hard work, horsemanship and public relations into the role, explains Kay Marrs, who recently handed off the title Miss Rodeo South Dakota. Reflecting on the year of service, Marrs says growing up on her family’s Whitewood ranch and experiences gained as a South Dakota 4-H member prepared her well. “Growing up on our ranch instilled in me a good work ethic, a willingness to pitch in and not be afraid to get a little dirty now and then,” Marrs says. “A lot of people don’t think being a rodeo queen is hard work. But the good queens are those who show up and help the stock contractor and crew in any way they can.” It was also on her family’s ranch that Marrs’ mom, Linda, taught her to ride. “Horsemanship is key. Queens need to know how to get on and ride a variety of horses because, unlike what most people think, we don’t take our own horse to rodeos. When we get to a rodeo, we need to be able to ride any horse the stock contractors or rodeo committees have for us,” she says. “I’m grateful my mom started me at a young age and taught me how to ride and introduced me to people who could help.” However, it wasn’t until she served as Jr. Miss Rodeo South Dakota in 2011, that she saw value in her mom insisting that in addition to the 4-H projects she enjoyed, like showing cattle and livestock judging, she also needed to compete in 4-H public presentations. “I hated it at the time, but those public presentations made me comfortable speaking in public and talking to different people on a variety of subjects,” Marrs says. She explains that as a rodeo queen, she was in the public’s eye, speaking often about the sport of rodeo and agriculture, the industry behind the sport. “As a queen, you need to be able to articulate well and speak to a variety of people, from sponsors, rodeo committee members, stock contractors and announcers, to fans and media, doing radio or TV interviews,” she explains. Marrs joined 4-H as an 8-year-old. Both of her parents had been 4-H members. In fact, she joined the same Lawrence County 4-H club her dad, Paul, belonged to as a youth, Range Riders 4-H Club. As a 4-H member, Marrs gained leadership skills serving as a club officer and learned the value of goal setting. “When I started showing cattle, I wasn’t very good at it. I didn’t know how to show off an animal or fit it for show. So, I set a goal to change this. I found someone to help me fit my show cattle and asked them to teach me,” says Marrs. She eventually became the go-to family member her brothers and cousin relied to fit their cattle for shows. After serving as Jr. Miss Rodeo South Dakota, Marrs set a goal to run for Miss Rodeo South Dakota after college. In 2016, she graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in animal science and an agriculture business minor. Upon the completion of the 2018 Miss Rodeo South Dakota pageant, Marrs went home with the title of Lady in Waiting and on January 6, 2018 she began her reign. From the start, Marrs says she was determined to be herself, understanding the important mentor role she accepted when she donned the crown. “I remember watching the rodeo queens when I was little, so I always considered my role as a mentor, even in the tiny things I did,” she explains. “And, I was always myself. Even though I won Miss Rodeo South Dakota, I’m not going to change who I am, to be who someone wants me to be. I’m going to be myself, because when I am myself, that is when I can be a servant leader. Also, it’s exhausting trying to be someone else.” Today, just a few weeks after handing off her title to the 2019 Miss Rodeo South Dakota, Marrs is eager to embrace her future career. She plans to remain actively involved in agriculture, pursuing a career in communications or sales. To learn more about South Dakota 4-H, go to the 4-H tab, or visit with your local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor. We’re all ears. STAR TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING appy Ads H retirement planning and funding, fair versus equal distribution, taxes, life insurance, long term care insurance and trusts. WAKONDA LEGION HALL TUESDAY, MARCH 5th, 2019 10:00 A.M. Your opinion is something we always want to hear. Questions? Call, write us or contact Comments? us via e-mail and let us Story Ideas? know how we are doing. RON PETERSON TOWNSHIP CLERK (605) 263-3526 201 W. 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