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Collection Summary

Identifier

MA 26

Title

South Dakota Farm Bureau Records

Creator

South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation

Dates

1914-1995

Extent

1.0 linear feet (1 records center box)

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . South Dakota Farm Bureau Records. MA 26. South Dakota State University Archives Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota

Abstract

South Dakota Farm Bureau is an agriculture organization that serves its members by working to improve the personal, social, economic and political interests of South Dakota’s farm and ranch families. The collection is composed of records of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation and associated groups. Records include minutes, publications, reports, and other materials.

Historical Note

The South Dakota Farm Bureau is one of the oldest farmers' organizations in South Dakota. Work at the county level began as early as 1913, and the state Farm Bureau Federation was formed in 1917. At first, the Farm Bureau was closely associated with the Cooperative Extension Service, but by 1935, the association dissipated.

The South Dakota Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company formerly provided another member service of the Farm Bureau Federation. This federation owned company provided insurance to members. In July 1999, it merged with the Iowa Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and ceased to exist.

The South Dakota Farm Bureau Service Company is a for-profit corporation owned and operated by the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into four series:

Series 1. County Farm Bureau records

Series 2. Federation records

Series 3. Mutual Insurance Company records

Series 4. Service Company records

Folders are arranged alphabetically within each series.

Contents Note

This collection is composed of records of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation and associated groups.

The County series consists of a small amount of material from the Brookings County, Codington County and Hamlin County Farm Bureaus. Included are reports and minutes.

The Federation records are composed of committee files, minutes, publications, clippings, bylaws, financial records and historical information. The Committees material is composed mainly of minutes of the various committees within the Farm Bureau Federation. Included are minutes of the Executive Committee, Women's Committee, and Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. The General files include bylaws of the Federation, clippings, financial material, and histories of several county Farm Bureaus throughout South Dakota. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order. The Meeting minutes are composed of meeting minutes of the Farm Bureau Federation dating from 1964-1995. Minutes from several smaller committees are also included. The Publications are composed of Ag Leader, a monthly periodical published by the Farm Bureau that reports on activities of the Bureau.

The Mutual Insurance Company series consists of minutes for a meeting held in 1968, bylaws and agreements. The General files are composed of bylaws and agreements between the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation, Rural Security Life Insurance Company and the South Dakota Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. The minutes are composed of minutes from a meeting held in 1968.

The Service Company series consists of meeting minutes.

Related Resources

South Dakota Bureau farming, South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation
Huron, S.D., South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation, 1946-
Call number: SD Collection: 630.78305 So87 Oversize

South Dakota Farm Bureau’s Ag leader, South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation
Huron, S.D. : South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation, 1982-
Call number: SD Collection: 630.7305 So85

Key Words

American Farm Bureau Federation

South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation

South Dakota Farm Bureau Insurance Company

South Dakota Farm Bureau Service Company

Agriculture, Cooperative -- South Dakota

Agriculture -- South Dakota -- Societies, etc.

Insurance companies -- South Dakota

Container List

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South Dakota Farm Burean Records Container List. MA 26

SeriesBoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
1. County Farm Bureau Records: Brookings County11Annual report of county extension workers1927-1928
1. County Farm Bureau Records: Codington County12Annual report of county extension agent1926
1. County Farm Bureau Records: Codington County13Annual report of county extension workers1925-1926
1. County Farm Bureau Records: Codington County14Minutes1930-1934
1. County Farm Bureau Records: Hamlin County15Annual report of county extension agent1925
1. County Farm Bureau Records: Hamlin County16Annual report of county extension workers1927-1928
1. County Farm Bureau Records: Hamlin County17Narrative report of county extension work1917-1928
2. Federation Records: Committees18Executive committee1975-1978
2. Federation Records: Committees19Farm P.A.C.1978, 1980
2. Federation Records: Committees110Lewis and Clark Marketing Association1983-1984
2. Federation Records: Committees111Marketing committee1970-1971
2. Federation Records: Committees112Missouri Basin Cattle Marketing Association1982-1984
2. Federation Records: Committees113Nominating committee1971, 1974
2. Federation Records: Committees114Project '80 committee1976
2. Federation Records: Committees115Service Board committee1967
2. Federation Records: Committees116State Resolutions committee1968
2. Federation Records: Committees117West Sioux Cattle Feedlot Marketing1982
2. Federation Records: Committees118Women's committee1967-1978
2. Federation Records: Committees119Women's committee1976-1979
2. Federation Records: Committees120Women's committee1980-1985
2. Federation Records: Committees121Women's committee1986-1990
2. Federation Records: Committees122Young Farmers and Ranchers committee1965-1993
2. Federation Records: General123Bylaws1967-1980
2. Federation Records: General124Clippings1969-1970
2. Federation Records: General125Financial1954-1969
2. Federation Records: General126History1967
2. Federation Records: General127Meeting minutes1964-1967
2. Federation Records: Meeting Minutes128Meeting minutes1968-1969
2. Federation Records: Meeting Minutes129Meeting minutes1970-1974
2. Federation Records: Meeting Minutes130Meeting minutes1975-1979
2. Federation Records: Meeting Minutes131Meeting minutes1986-1990
2. Federation Records: Meeting Minutes132Meeting minutes1991-1995
2. Federation Records: Publications133Ag Leader1981-1984
3. Mutual Insurance Company Records: General134Agreementsundated
3. Mutual Insurance Company Records: General135Bylaws1967
3. Mutual Insurance Company Records: Minutes136Meeting minutes1968
4. Service Company Records: Minutes137Meeting minutes1971-1989

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt and Elizabeth B. Scott on February 28, 2000 with additions made on July 8, 2008.