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SDSU Extension

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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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.

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Preservation

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

Upcoming Events

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Jan 22

2021 Ag Economic Dialogues: January

Are you a farmer or rancher dealing with corn and soybean market prices? Join us for a free webinar for more information.

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Jan 26

SDSU Southeast Farm Virtual Annual Meeting

Join us for more information on the 2021 season on January 26, for a virtual annual meeting.

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Jan 27

Money Talk for Women Program

Are you a woman that would like to become more confident in making financial decisions to improve long-term financial security? Join us to learn more!