Lifelong dream to reality: from Boy Scout to NASA researcher
Meet Ron Dyvig, a passionate astronomer who turned his Boy Scout experience into a lifelong dream. From gazing at the stars as a young scout to participating in NASA research, Ron’s love for the cosmos knows no bounds. Alongside his partner Teresa, Ron invites you to...
Friendly farm friends make fascinating fiber products
From hand-dyed yarn to handmade crafts and more, Busy Ewe Farm & Fibers sells items produced from its Teeswater sheep flock. Check out Brenda Anderson’s dying, weaving, and spinning products, as well as her friendly farm friends.
Field tech finds career fit closer to home
Golden West Field Technician Austin Parry likes working for Golden West and still being able to help with the family farm in his spare time. He enjoys learning more about his customers and making sure they are getting the service they need.
‘Sweet’ business born out of vanilla-making hobby
Taylor Ernster turned a hobby into a business, when he started Vanilla Bean Kings in the basement of his home over a decade ago. In 2022 the business landed itself on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S.
‘BAD’ Grandma turns crafting passion into ‘good’ business
Beverly Duffel found her true calling by turning her passion for crafting into her own business, Crafts by BAD Grandma. With family support and great internet services, she successfully runs her business from the comfort of her home.
Creative rural woodworker follows family footsteps in custom cabinetry
Brian Gronli, a third-generation woodworker, and the owner of Gronli Cabinetry, meets high demands in the Dell Rapids and Sioux Falls areas with his creativity and hard work. Gronli Cabinetry aspires to make customer ideas come to life.
Local Working Cows podcast helps cattle producers maximize their operations
Clay Conry and his family have found success producing a podcast that reflects their lifestyle in the countryside of Mud Butte. Working Cows is currently downloaded between 30,000 and 40,000 times per month. The podcast highlights the most profitable ways for the agricultural and ranching lifestyle.
Shop strives to ‘meat’ customer needs & inspire cooking, grilling
Casey Remmers and his business partner opened Creekside Meats in October 2021. “We chose to start our business in Hartford, because the city has seen a lot of growth, and it’s a perfect-sized community where you can get to know your customers,” Casey says. The business hopes to inspire these customers to spend more time cooking and grilling good food for family and friends.
Performance Seed in Midland blends, bags and ships one million pounds of bird seed each week. Their innovative bag design and use of local railroad helps them supply the country with quality bird seed from South Dakota.
Partner Up with a Podcast
From finances and mysteries to business strategies and health, the topics available via podcasts offer education and entertainment.