Haakon County Cropland
Haakon County Locale
Midland , South Dakota is noted for “ Our Resources Run Deep” and is located east of Haakon County’s seat , Philip. Primarily an agricultural community, the locals run livestock and grain operation. Philip and Midland are the largest communities of Haakon County. Haakon County is noted for open spaces and rich traditional agricultural roots. The County was named after King Haakon VII of Norway in 1905. Many pioneers were of Scandinvian descent. Philip is named after Scotty Philip “ The Buffalo King” who basically saved the buffalo from extinction. Though Midland is a small community it consists of hard working and friendly people. Neighbors helping neighbors throughout history made great traditions in this community. Midland, SD is noted for the Stroppel Hotel. Hundreds of people have found relief from arthritis, rheumatism, aches, and pains in the mineral rich baths at the Hotel. The natural temperature of the water ranges from 95 to 110 degrees. It’s a tired bones paradise! There are several stores that will meet your local gas, diesel, and grocery needs in both communities. Midland and the farm is approximately 47 miles west of Pierre, South Dakota. Average rainfall in the Midland area is 12.06 inches and 31.3 inches of snow.
Last Frontier - New Frontier. Not very often does an agricultural area get to be the Last Frontier and the New Frontier all in the last 5 years. Last Frontier- Stanley and Haakon County were some of the last frontiers to be able to put together large contiguous tracts of productive winter wheat operations and large cattle ranches. These Promise clay and Opal clay soils were idle for record winter wheat production and native grass production. New Frontier – Now with the advancement in technology, machinery, no-till rotations, and crop genetics Stanley and Haakon County have once again allowed your operation to be part of the New Frontier. No till farming has allowed for successful production and rotation of corn, wheat, sunflowers, millet, and grain sorghum. The Haakon County Cropland operation have some of the most productive soils in Haakon County. Some of the best cattle and grain are produced in these two counties.
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