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Welcome to the new SDSU Extension website!

The original website served as a great tool for many years, but it was time for an upgrade. After all the changes, one thing will stay the same: SDSU Extension experts will continue to use the website as a learning platform, sharing timely production recommendations, updates and educational resources.

We hope you take extra time to look through our new content and features (especially the search). Don't worry, we brought a lot of information from the old website and will continue to add more resources daily.

This website will appear best on the latest version of the following browsers: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

Hundreds of users just like you contributed feedback to help us build this website. Email SDSU Extension to tell us your favorite features, provide suggestions or ask a question.

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Both livestock and crops are essential to South Dakota's agricultural industry.

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4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, involving young people in urban, suburban and rural communities. 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach with proven results.

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Garden & Yard

Flowers, vegetables, trees, and lawns - learn how to improve your landscape, control weeds and insects and bring the bounty of your garden to your family’s dinner table.

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Linking nutrition education, physical activity and food preparation is a great way to help families and children learn how to eat healthier and improve wellness.

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Our programs are designed to improve the quality of life for individuals and families, and the communities in which they live, work, and play

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Resources to support communities, organizations, leaders and businesses.

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Variety Trial Results

Crop performance testing results are released annually through the activities of SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU.

View the 2018 reports

Further Reading

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Are you ready for winter? ¿Està listo para el invierno?

The first winter experience can be a challenge if you don’t know what is ahead, except for that there will be snow and cold. Some simple tips will help you survive the snow, ice and low temperatures.

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Ag Land Assessment

The Ag Land Highest and Best Use (HBU) study was funded by a special appropriation in the 2016 Legislative Session (HB1007).

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Resources for Consumers Whose Income is Interrupted

An interruption in income can make a well-planned spending plan a useless financial tool.

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South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends, 1991-2018

The 2018 SDSU Extension Farm Real Estate Market Survey is the 28th annual survey of agricultural land values and cash rental rates by land use and quality in different regions of South Dakota.