"Our Amazing Grasslands" video series - April 2023 - Fagerland Family
In this seven minute video, the South Dakota Grassland Coalition visits with the Fagerland Family in Langford, South Dakota. The Fagerland family became more invested in soil health after seeing the rainfall simulator. Through various conservation programs and stewardship, the Fagerlands plan on leaving the land better than they found it.
“I think what set us on our path on our journey of soil health, as I saw, was the rainfall simulator. In fact, I had to see it several times before it really sunk in what was happening underneath our soil and how important it was.” - Dennis Fagerland
About the video series
The “Our Amazing South Dakota Grasslands” campaign was created in 2018 with the goal of better communicating the importance and value of grasslands and soil resources throughout the state. This campaign strives to better show what South Dakota farmers and ranchers are doing to protect and enhance these resources. Each video was created utilizing footage from interviews with South Dakota farmers and ranchers and showcases footage of their farming and ranching operations.
If you missed previous "Our Amazing Grassland" stories, the links are below:
January: Ollila Family, Newell, SD
February: Breyer and Wollschlager Families
March: Sander Family