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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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Farm Stress

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

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Extreme Cold

In the event of extreme cold weather snaps, even cattlemen who have experience calving in these conditions may benefit from a review of recommendations as the calving season continues.

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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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Tjeerdsma to Lead SDSU Extension Food and Families Program

The educational outreach arm of South Dakota State University, SDSU Extension, welcomes Michelle Tjeerdsma as the new Food and Families Program Director.

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SDSU Extension Partners with Grocers for Double Up Dakota Bucks

Some South Dakota grocery stores are now offering participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a chance to double up on fresh fruits and vegetables.

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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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South Dakota Pest Management Guides

The South Dakota Pest Management guides are now available for free. The guides offer recommendations for controlling weeds, insects, and diseases in a variety of South Dakota crops.

Upcoming Events

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Mar 02

SD 4-H Statewide Listening Sessions

We want to hear from you! Join us at an upcoming listening session!

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Mar 02

Crop Hour: Sunflower Webinars

Would you like to learn more about sunflower varieties, pollinators and weed and pest control? Join us Mar. 2, 3, 4 and 5 at 10 a.m. CST.

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Mar 04

March Community Virtual Book Read

SDSU Extension will be hosting a virtual book read on Thursdays in March beginning on March 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. CST until March 25.

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Mar 08

Gardening for Monarchs

SDSU Extension and the Master Gardener Program will be hosting a gardening for monarchs on March 8 at 7 p.m. CT.