Regional SASES

Being an agronomy student at Kansas State University has many perks, one being the amazing opportunities I have been presented with. A few weeks ago I went to South Dakota to attend the Regional SASES meeting, this meeting is where many agronomy clubs from all over the USA meet up and learn about different states agriculture programs and agriculture as a whole. I had never really experienced the agriculture in SD before so this was a very interesting experience. During the meetings we had many different keynote speakers who told us about the future of agriculture. The best part of the conference was the tours, there were five different tours and each student got to go on one of the tours. The tour that was picked for me was a tour that went to Lankota and a vineyard and two other stops. Lankota was a very interesting tractor implement manufacturing plant that is family owned by brothers Lance and Dakota, and their mother who just so happened to be a KSU alum. Then we went to the vineyard which was also family owned by a family born and raised in SD, they explained to us their cultural practices, varietal tests and wine production practices and we finished off the tour with a wine tasting event. This was a once in a lifetime experience and I was so glad that I got to experience this with some of my closest friends. I encourage everyone to get out there and to get involved in as many clubs and trips as possible because these are the memories that will last a lifetime.

In Sisterhood,

Tara Wilson

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