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Stay ahead of drought impacts with timely climate updates, business insights and research-tested management tips.

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

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Color-coded drought monitor map of South Dakota. As of Aug. 31, Northwest and North Central South Dakota arefacing extreme drought, while the rest of the state is under abnormally dry to severe drought conditions. A Small portion of the northeast has adequate moisture.

September Drought Hour Examines Cover Crops, System Strategies

While portions of South Dakota saw some reprieve from the drought last week, the climate outlook for September through November is leaning towards drier than average conditions and warmer than average temperatures.

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South Dakota Joins 2021 Mountain Plains Crunch Off

South Dakota State University Extension and the South Dakota Department of Education’s Division of Child and Adult Nutrition Services are partnering to bring this event to the state Oct. 4-8.

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Video Series Offers Tips on Harvesting Failed Crops as Forage

To help producers navigate through these issues, SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition have recently released a new video series, “Salvaging Drought Stressed Crops.”

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South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends

The 2021 South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Farm Real Estate Market Survey is the 31st annual survey of agricultural land values and cash rental rates by land use and quality in different regions of South Dakota.

Upcoming Events

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Sep 17

2021 Ag Economic Dialogues: September

Join us for a free webinar on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. CDT.

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Sep 17

2021 State 4-H Livestock Judging and Skill-a-Thon

2021 State 4-H Livestock Judging and Skill-a-Thon will be held from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, in Brookings, South Dakota at the SDSU Animal Science Arena.

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Sep 17

Career Conversations: Exploring My Future in the 605

South Dakota 4-H is holding a Career Conversations course on its Training House platform to teach various lessons about the career fields in South Dakota.

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Sep 21

2021 Garden Hour

Do you have gardening and landscaping questions? Join us Tuesdays at 7 p.m. CST to ask them!