Skip to main content
aerial view of South Dakota farm and surrounding land

SDSU Extension

Drought

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

Learn more

Farm Stress

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

Learn more

Sign Up for SDSU Extension Newsletters

Don't miss out on the latest news, have it delivered to you.

SUBSCRIBE

Further Reading

several men and women standing next to a fence.

Registration Now Open for 2021 SDSU Extension Feedlot Shortcourse

The 2021 Feedlot Shortcourse returns to campus Aug. 11 and 12 and will be held at the SDSU Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility classroom, located at 2901 Western Ave. in Brookings

a map of South Dakota showing the levels of drought for June 2021

Next SDSU Extension Drought Hour Set for June 28

Nearly 90% of South Dakota is now in some level of drought. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, 56% of the state is in the Severe Drought (D2) and Extreme Drought (D3) classifications.

stack of coins with faded chart lines showing in the foreground

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.

sun rising over South Dakota field

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

A group of people standing in a wheat test plot
Jun 24

2021 Small Grain Variety Tours

SDSU Extension will be hosting Small Grain Variety Tours June and July at various locations across the state.

two men standing in front of test plots of wheat
Jun 24

2021 Dakota Lakes Research Farm Field Day

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm will host Field Day on June 24.

Producer inspecting rangeland in an ATV with his dog following behind.
Jun 28

Drought Hour: June 2021

Join us on Mondays at 11 a.m. CST/10 a.m. MT starting June 28 for more information on drought in South Dakota.

a hand with a colorful gardening glove pulling weeds with a gardening tools sitting in the row
Jun 29

2021 Garden Hour

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