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Reporter & Farmer photo by Emre K. Erku
South Dakota is a vast agricultural theater, threshing more than $20 billion each year out of its 19 million acres of cropland and 23 million acres of pastureland. For this to happen, farmers and agronomists alike must maintain an acute knowledge of grassland species, soil and land characteristics, and how they affect farming practices. To improve the skills of area youth, the Northeast South Dakota Ag. education specialists held their 39th annual regional land and range contest in Day County Sept. 30, where more than 300 high school students participated upon the wavy hills near the southeast corner of Bitter Lake. Here, Waubay High School junior Sydney Swanson, who says she’d like to be an agronomist in the future, identifies little bluestem, a type of prairie grass species, during range competition.

Area students compete in,

win land and range contest

Waubay, Webster FFA kids earn trip to Oklahoma

by Emre K. Erku

They won! The FFA students of Webster and Waubay that is.

As hundreds of high school students from several East River institutions journeyed to Day County prairie and pastureland Sept. 30 to participate in the 39th annual NESD Land and Range Contest, the Waubay/Webster team won first place in …

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Webster Bearcats crunch Deuel Cardinals 32-12

by Emre K. Erku

Their accumulated 189 rushing and 231 passing yards helped the Bearcats maul the Deuel Cardinals to a 32-12 pulp Sept. 25 on away turf.

“We played fairly well on Friday night,” said head coach Tanner Christensen. “We still made some mistakes and we need to...

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