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SDSU Extension, FSIS to Host 2021 Food Safety Summit

The SDSU – Des Moines District Food Safety Summit will be held Wednesday, Aug. 4 in Brookings, South Dakota.

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Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum Now Available for Middle School Educators

South Dakota State University Extension has launched a new educational program for middle school science teachers, homeschoolers and 4-H youth program advisors looking to add a sustainable agriculture curriculum to their lesson plans.

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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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Jul 26

Drought Hour: July 2021

Join us beginning on Monday, July 12 at 11 a.m. CST/10 a.m. MST for more information on drought in South Dakota.

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Jul 27

2021 Garden Hour

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

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Jul 27

Soil Health and Drought Management Workshop

Producers are invited to attend a Soil Health and Drought Management Workshop held July 27 in Mitchell.

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Jul 27

2021 SD Grassland Management School Workshop

South Dakota State University Extension, through an ongoing partnership with the South Dakota Grassland Coalition and other agencies, is once again coordinating the annual South Dakota Grassland Management School to be held July 27.