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La Niña Expected to Influence 2021-22 Winter Climate

La Niña conditions have been officially declared this season by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), but what does that mean for South Dakota’s winter climate, and this year’s outlook in particular? 

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Tips for Purchasing and Preparing Turkey, Ham and Prime Rib

From turkey to prime rib, let’s look at some things to consider before you sink your teeth into your next holiday meal.

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South Dakota 4-H’ers Engage in Second Annual 4-H Legislative Session

A state-level civic and governmental education program, the second annual South Dakota 4-H Legislature Program concluded Oct. 16, with an in-person debate session held at the South Dakota State Capitol building in Pierre.

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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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Dec 07

Interstate Cattle Feeders Day

South Dakota State University Extension will be holding the Interstate Cattle Feeders Day, a conference for Cattle Feeders looking to take advantage of profit opportunities, on Dec. 7, 2021, at the Holiday Inn Express Event Center in Brandon, South Dakota.

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Dec 07

Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit Conference and Southeast Research Farm Annual Meeting

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will be holding the Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit Conference and Southeast Research Farm Annual Meeting, Dec. 7, from 8:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m., at Yankton Archery Complex Community Center (800 Archery Ln, Yankton, SD).

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Dec 08

2021 Livestock Environmental Training for CAFOs Workshop - December

South Dakota State University Extension will host a livestock environmental training program for concentrated animal feeding operations on Dec. 8 at 8:30 a.m. CST at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron.

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Dec 09

Sustaining the Legacy @ Pierre

Join South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension and industry professionals for a two-day Estate Planning and Farm Succession Conference in Pierre.