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Our Amazing Grasslands - Kammerer Family ~ Piedmont, South Dakota

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Kammerer Family

Karlie, Jimmie, Riley, Kymbal, and Katelyn Kammerer.

“We had to decide what our priorities were and we decided that we needed to be better at grazing management and stockmanship, so that’s where we threw our effort. It was a minimal cost to get into that. We learned as we went through the process what we were doing and how to graze differently.”

Riley Kammerer

In this eight minute video, we visit with the Kammerer Family in Piedmont, South Dakota. The Kammerer family have been ranchers for six generations, and upon returning to their ranch in Piedmont, the Kammerer's decided to ensure that it lasts for future generations with regenerative agriculture. Their regenerative ranching journey has led to success and the Kammerer's now share their measured stewardship with the next generation of farmers and ranchers as ambassadors.

The South Dakota Grassland Coalition (SDGC) partnered with the organizations listed below to enhance the Grassland Planner with a release of a short video story each month during 2023, promoting healthy soils, grasslands, and ecosystems. Please enjoy the "Our Amazing Grasslands" feature story for September 2023.

2023 Grassland Stewardship Communications Project Partners:  SDGC, Audubon Dakota, Ducks Unlimited, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, The Nature Conservancy, Pheasants Forever, South Dakota Soil Health Coalition, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and South Dakota State University.

The 2023 Grassland Planner is now available!
For a PDF copy, visit:
For a physical copy, contact the NRCS State Office at (605) 352-1200.
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If you missed previous "Our Amazing Grassland" stories, the links are below:
The 2023 Our Amazing Grassland stories:

January:  Ollila Family
February:  Breyer and Wollschlager Families
March:  Sander Family
April:  Fagerland Family
May:  Dutton Family
June:  Bien Family
July:  Holt Family
August:  Rasmussen-Lehman 33 Ranch
September:  Walkes Family

Previous years Our Amazing Grassland stories.