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COVID-19

SDSU Extension, under the guidance of South Dakota State University, continues to serve South Dakotans while balancing the safety of our staff and the public.

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Flood

There is potential again this year for flood damage to homes, businesses and agriculture operations.

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Farm Stress

A healthy response to farm stressors involves paying attention and determining coping strategies that are useful.

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Agriculture

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

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4-H

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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Food

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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Family

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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Community

Resources to support communities, organizations, leaders and businesses.

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Further Reading

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South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends

The 2020 SDSU Extension Farm Real Estate Market Survey is the 30th annual survey of agricultural land values and cash rental rates by land use and quality in different regions of South Dakota.

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Recommended Soil Sampling Methods and Instructions

Proper collection of soil samples is extremely important as the accuracy of the soil test depends on the quality of the soil sample provided to the lab.

Preservation

SDSU Extension provides established and trusted research-based food preservation information.

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Financial Measures for South Dakota Farms

Farm and ranch businesses have a sizeable investment in equipment, buildings, land, and livestock. These investments require their owners and managers to remain knowledgeable about the financial condition of their business. The information to calculate measures of financial performance can be found in their farm record books or accounting system.

Upcoming Events

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Aug 25

Food Preservation @ Home

SDSU Extension will be offering a 9-week Food Preservation series, every other Tuesday starting on June 2 at 10 AM CDT/ 9 AM MDT.

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Aug 13

2020 Virtual Feedlot Shortcourse

SDSU Extension will be hosting a virtual feedlot shortcourse beginning on July 16 at 12:30 p.m. CDT and running through August 27.

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Aug 18

Dakotafest

Although our in-person event has been canceled, we are offering you a chance to view education sessions and political forums virtually this year.

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Aug 20

Energy Burst Thursday Morning Sessions

Join us for Energy Bursts! Keep rural communities energized!