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Broadcaster Press 7 December 17, 2019 www.broadcasteronline.com SDSU Extension Programs Receive National Recognition BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension programs were recognized at various national Extension association meetings throughout 2019. SDSU Extension professionals network with peers across the country by attending their respective association conferences and representing the outreach work that is being done in South Dakota. “It is extremely gratifying to see the exceptional work of SDSU Extension professionals being recognized at the regional and national levels,” said Director of SDSU Extension Karla Trautman. “This recognition is a testament to the quality programming and outreach work that is being conducted by SDSU Extension across the state of South Dakota.” National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) 2019 Annual SessionSeptember 30 - October 3, Hershey, Pennsylvania SDSU Extension Family and Community Health Field Specialist Kimberly Cripps and SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist Megan Erickson were both members of the team that received the 2nd Place National NEAFCS Excellence in Multi-State Collaboration Award and 2nd Place Central Region NEAFCS Excellence in Multi-State Collaboration Award. The NEAFCS Excellence in Multi-State Collaboration Award recognizes outstanding Extension programs conducted by Extension educators and agents in two or more states. Sponsored by the NEAFCS Awards Fund, the award promotes and recognizes outstanding Extension programs conducted by a multi-disciplinary team demonstrating effective performance and significant results. Cripps and Erickson were both recognized for their commitment to meeting the needs of individuals, families and communities and for their roles as part of a multi-state collaboration to increase nutrition-focused resources. National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) 2019 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference September 8 - 12, Fort Wayne, Indiana SDSU Extension Cow/ Calf Specialist Adele Harty was a recipient of the NACAA Distinguished Service Award recognizing her 14-year career in SDSU Extension working with cow/calf producers across South Dakota, and her development of a multi-state cattle mineral nutrition program. Harty was one of several honorees selected by her peers and the Director of Extension who represent the top two percent of the NACAA membership. SDSU Extension Pesticide Education and Urban Entomology Field Specialist Amanda Bachmann was a recipient of the NACAA Achievement Award for her efforts in providing pesticide safety education and training for commercial and private applicators in South Dakota. Bachmann currently serves the South Dakota Association of Agriculture Extension Professionals alongside Harty who serves as Vice President. Bachmann was one of several honorees selected by her peers and the Director of Extension who represent the top one percent of the NACAA membership. beefSD, an intensive two-year educational program designed to introduce beginning beef producers to the complexity of the beef industry, was recognized with the National Search for Excellence Award. SDSU Extension beefSD team members include SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialists Robin Salverson and Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Meat Science Specialist Amanda Blair, SDSU Extension Beef Specialist Ken Olson and SDSU Extension Associate Stacy Hadrick. Additionally, SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist Connie Strunk was elected to serve as the NACAA National Secretary. Stories you missed this week because you’re not a Plain Talk subscriber Coverage of the Dec. 9 Vermillion School Board meeting which approved bids for the construction of the new $2.4 million addition onto Vermillion High School. Sealed bids from contractors wishing to take part in the project were received Tuesday, Nov. 26 and opened on at 2 p.m. that day, according to Mike Jamison of Puetz Construction. Photo coverage of the Fourth Annual Standstill Parade of Lights held in downtown Vermillion on Dec. 5. Photo coverage of a variety of school holiday concerts held in the Thomas H. Craig Center for Performing Arts at Vermillion High School. A story about the impact that Cheryl Hovorka had in her roles at the political science department at USD and Girls State director. She died unexpectedly Dec. 4 after a brief illness. And if you want to see: A story that takes a closer look at the contractors that were awarded bids for the new addition to Vermillion High School that, when completed, will house school administration offices and an alternative school classroom. Continued coverage of holiday music concerts being held in Vermillion. A story about the three-decade Christmas tradition at the Nora Store and how an instrument that was brought to the region to be considered as part of the National Music Museum is part of that tradition. Letters to Santa written by local elementary school students. Pick up this Friday’s Plain Talk! Local news since 1884! Here for you yesterday, today and tomorrow. National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals 2019 Conference November 3 - 7, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisors Lauren Hollenbeck, Audra Scheel, Jodi Loehrer and Sara Koepke were recognized for their years of service to Extension 4-H Youth Development Programs. Hollenbeck, who serves Union, Clay and Yankton counties, received the Achievement in Service Award for serving pro- grams for more than three and less than seven years. Scheel was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for her service of more than seven years to Sanborn, Aurora and Jerauld/Buffalo Counties. Loehrer, who serves programs in Codington County, received the Meritorious Service Award for over 15 years of service. Koepke, who serves Grant County, received the North Central Region Greg Yost Memorial Youth in Leadership Award. 620+/- Acres of High-Quality, Clay County, SD Farmland 373 Acres Irrigated — 1/3rd Mile of Missouri River Frontage! ESTATE Thursday, January 16th • 10:00 a.m. Auction Location: Eagles Club, 114 W. Main St, Vermillion, SD This is truly a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to purchase high-quality, irrigated farmland plus a rare chance to own a large tract of undeveloped, Missouri River Frontage! Auction includes: Tracts 1, 2 & 3 Location: Located approximately 3 1/2-miles Southeast of Vermillion on Burbank Road/S. Railroad Street or 1 1/2-miles Northwest of Burbank on Burbank Road/S. Railroad St. Watch for signs. Tract 1: This is the land located on the North Side of Burbank Road. Legal: W 1/2, SE 1/4 N of RR; E 1/2 SW 1/4 N of RR; Lot A W 1/2 SW 1/4 Lying N of RR; Lot H4 W 1/2 SW 1/4, AND Lot A W 1/2 NW 1/4, all in 27-92-51, Fairview Township, Clay County, SD. Tract 1 is one of the finest tracts of farmland ever to come up for auction in Clay County, SD. This consists of 210.5 Taxable acres. FSA Office shows 206.5 acres tillable with 160.34 acres under Irrigation. There are 2 Center pivots on this tract with electric pumps. Soil types include a variety of silty clay and loams with Crop Productivity index ranging from 91% to 58%. Tract 2: This is the land located on the South Side of Burbank Road. Legal: W 1/2 SE 1/4 S of RR and E 1/2 SW 1/4 o RR Exc Armstrong Tract 1 in 27-92-51 AND N 1/2 NW 1/4 in 34-9251, Fairview Township, Clay County, SD. 2018 Taxes are $3,498.84. Tract 2 is also an exceptional parcel of Farmland. This consists of 119.75 taxable acres. FSA office shows 119.02 Tillable with 73.5 under irrigation. There is a single center pivot on this tract with electric pump. Soil types include a variety of silty clay with a Crop Productivity Index ranging from 90% to 58%. There are two 34’x15’ Grain bins included with this property. Info & Terms on Tracts 1 & 2: FSA shows a combined Corn base acreage of 165 with a 136bu PLC Yield and a Soybean Base of 157.3 with a 39bu PLC Yield. These farms are being sold subject to the 2020 Farm Lease of approx. $250 per acre ($81,500). New buyer will receive the lease payment with first half being paid April 1st 2020 and 2nd half paid on November 1st, 2020. Full possession after the 2020 crop has been harvested. Seller pays all of 2018 taxes due in 2019. The Center pivots on both of these farms were installed at various times between 2000 and 2010. Neither pivot has been used the past 2 seasons. See bottom for more terms. Tract 3: 8.18 Acre Building Site at 46761 Burbank Road. Located approximately 3 ½ miles Southeast of Vermillion on Burbank Road/S. Railroad St or 1 ½ miles Northwest of Burbank on Burbank Road/S. Railroad St. This parcel is located on the South Side of Burbank Road. Legal: Armstrong Tract 1 in SE 1/4, SW 1/4 Sec 27-92-51, Fairview Township, Clay County, SD. 2018 Taxes are $754.58. This would make a great building site just minutes from Vermillion. Site currently has an old, uninhabitable home on it with several dilapidated out buildings. There are two grain bins on the south-east corner of the acreage that are not included, but are included with the farmland auction. There are many fruit trees on this property and would make an excellent site for a new home. Terms on Tract 3: Taxes prorated to the day of closing. Full possession at closing. See bottom for additional terms. Tract 4: 149.6 acres near Bergen Church, Norway Township. This land is located approximately 4.5-miles South of Meckling, SD or 5 3/4-miles West of Vermillion on Timber Road. 45567 Timber Road, Vermillion, SD. Legal: Parcel C in Lot 3, SW ¼, Lots 1 & 2 SE 1/4 , & Parcel A SW ¼ NE ¼ all in 15-92-53 Norway Township, Clay County, SD. 2018 Taxes are $5,630.78. This legal description is subject to a change due to the survey. This 149.6 acre tract includes an older 2-Bedroom, 612 square foot home that is currently occupied. There is also an 18’x32’ Grain bin. Building site is approx. 8.7 acres. FSA Office shows approximately 150 acres tillable with 99.30 acres under irrigation. The center pivot on this farm is approximately 3-years old with an electric pump. A wide variety of soil types on this farm of 0 to 2% slope and a Crop Productivity Index ratings on a majority of it at 90% to 76%. This is also a very high-quality piece of farmland! Attention Developers—Hunters—Outdoorsmen—Investors! Tract 5: 141.39 Acres with approximately 1,600 Feet of undeveloped Missouri River Frontage, 64 Acres of Farm ground with 41.35 acres under irrigation and the balance into timber. Legal: Parcel D SW ¼; Parcel E SE ¼; Parcel F SW 1/4 all in 15-92-53 AND Parcel G in E ½; Parcel H in W ½ all in 2292-53, Norway Township, Clay County, SD. 2018 Taxes are $794.28. This Legal Description is subject to change due to recent survey. A very rare opportunity! FSA office shows 63.87 acres of crop ground with 41.35 acres under irrigation. Center pivot on this property is an older pivot with a diesel pump. There is approximately 1600 feet of undeveloped Missouri River shoreline on this property! Access to this property will be given with an approximately 7-acre, 80-foot wide strip of land going from Bergen Church, down the west fence of Tract 4. Timber and cedar trees surround the tillable farmland making this a hunter’s dream property. There is also an artesian well and pond in the timber. Trophy Whitetails, abundant Turkey, Waterfowl and even excellent fishing! If you are looking for a piece of property with unlimited sporting opportunities, this is the piece for you! Great opportunity for development too! Missouri River frontage lots are very scarce and highly sought after; a rare opportunity to subdivide and make into a whole new river community! The Trust has deeded an additional 80-foot wide strip of land to gain access to this property from Timber Road. Buyer will be responsible for building road, clearing trees & building driveway. Develop into a great community or build your own dream home! Terms on Tracts 4 & 5: These farms are NOT being sold subject to an existing lease and will be available for farming or renting in the 2020 Crop Season. Possession of Property—April 1st, 2020 when the current farming lease expires. If different buyer’s purchase Tracts 4 & 5; the center pivot stops will have to be moved on Tract 4 at the new buyer’s expense. Additional Terms for all Tracts at Auction: 10% Non-Refundable down payment due the day of auction with the balance due on closing. Clay County Title Company, Closing Agent. Closing on or before March 6th, 2020. 2018 Taxes due in 2019 will be paid for by the seller (except Tract 3 will be prorated). All 2019 taxes will be the new buyer’s responsibility. Title Insurance used with a 50/50 costs split between buyer and seller. Sellers will remove personal property (farm equipment, iron, etc.) and have until April 1st to remove. Any items left after April 1st will become property and the responsibility of the new buyer. Center Pivots will be included in the purchase price of each farm. No test or inspections have been conducted on the wells or pivots and are being sold, as-is; but believe to be in working condition. Auctioneers are acting as Agents for the seller. No Survey provided, selling “Per Acre x Taxable Acres”. Tracts will be sold in auction order. Tracts 4 & 5 will be combined and offered as a single tract; no other tracts will be combined. Note: Wow, what an opportunity! While there has been a substantial amount of farmland change hands in our county this year; none of it compares to the quality of these farms! These are tracts that you will be proud to own and add to your current farming operation. Full information packets with maps available by request. Watch for signs on the property and “Girard Auction” Flags on the corners! Refreshments provided by Farm Credit Services of America. Francis M. Armstrong Family Trust and June W. Armstrong Living Trust—Owners. Robin Armstrong-Thorson and Mike Armstrong, Trustees Girard Auction & Land Brokers, Inc. (605) 267-2421 • Toll Free: 1-866-531-6186 www.GirardAuction.com 201 W. Cherry, Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-2695 Ken Girard, CAI, AARE—Broker Mike Girard, CAI—Broker Assoc. Scott Moore—Auctioneer.
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