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South Dakota 4-H Hall of Fame Recipients Honored at 2021 State Fair

Four individuals were welcomed into the South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame, as well as three more into the 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Hall of Fame this month during the 2021 South Dakota State Fair in Huron.

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SDSU Extension Increases Access to Sustaining the Legacy Conference

Starting in the fall of 2021, SDSU Extension will host two-day Sustaining the Legacy Conferences in five different locations across the state of South Dakota.

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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 28

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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Sep 30

2021 BCBH-SD Virtual Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Lay Leader Training

South Dakota State University Extension is offering a virtual Better Choices, Better Health SD Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Lay Leader Training on Aug. 19 - Sept. 30 from 2:30 pm. to 5 p.m. CDT.

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Oct 01

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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Oct 02

2021 State 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Contest

The 2021 State 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology contest will be held Oct. 2 at the South Dakota State University Equestrian Center in Brookings, South Dakota.