Nick and Bekah Ihnen of Tulare, South Dakota were among the top ten finalists in the Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture contest at the national Farm Bureau convention. The competition is an opportunity for young agriculturalists to share their contributions and involvement in agriculture. Bekah’s efforts are focused on the disconnect between agriculture and consumers. “Even in rural areas of South Dakota, there are so many people that just do not know where their own food comes from,” she says. “We need to tell our story so they are not afraid of their food.” Nick works full time as a Pioneer field agronomist in South Dakota. With this career, he sees the challenges young farmers and ranchers face every day. “It can be challenging to get started as a young producer. There are so many tools out there they can grasp on to.” Hear more from the Ihnen’s in this RRFN interview.