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Electrical Safety in the Barn

From heat lamps to extension cords, learn some important fire safety considerations when electricity is used to warm up your barn during lambing and kidding season.

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SDSU Extension program leader receives Society for Range Management Fellow Award

The Society for Range Management recently named SDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Senior Program Leader Sandy Smart a 2023 Fellow Award winner.

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Rhubarb: Harvest and Storage

Rhubarb is a cool-season, herbaceous perennial commonly grown for its edible leafstalks. Learn how to select, grow, harvest and store rhubarb with this helpful guide!

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The Medicine Quilt: Margaret Doom

On this episode of Home Starts Here, Joshua Hofer and Kara Harders speak with Margaret Doom, artist and collaborator on a project linking the communities of Wagner and Freeman, South Dakota.

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Winter Ticks Showing Up on Horses

Ticks aren’t only active during the growing season in South Dakota. Winter ticks can be commonly found on horses and cattle. Learn some expert tips for identifying and managing them before they become a problem.

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Sheep Facilities and Moisture

Fact sheet for keeping a barn comfortable and dry to increase lamb survival.

Further Reading

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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.

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South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends

The 2022 South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Farm Real Estate Market Survey is the 32nd 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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Fertilizer Recommendation Guide

SDSU Extension fertilizer recommendations are based on field research in South Dakota and neighboring states.

A low-gradient prairie river that is very meandering.

Understanding Western South Dakota Prairie Streams

This document provides information and guidance for landowners and land managers in western South Dakota who are managing small intermittent streams.

Upcoming Events

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Mar 23

Soy 100

What can farmers do to grow 100-bushel soybeans in South Dakota? SDSU Extension faculty and field specialists will help answer that question during soy100 on March 23, 2023 at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, SD.

Prescribed burn taking place in a grassland property at dusk.
Mar 23

Landowner Prescribed Fire Introductory Class @ Yankton

SDSU Extension, in partnership with the South Dakota Grassland Coalition, USDA NRCS and others, will host a prescribed fire introductory class tailored to private landowners on March 23 in Yankton from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CDT.

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Mar 25

4-H Regional Volunteer Training @ Winner

SDSU Extension's South Dakota 4-H program will host a regional training for 4-H volunteers on Saturday, March 25 in Winner, South Dakota.