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COVID-19

SDSU Extension, under the guidance of South Dakota State University, continues to serve South Dakotans while balancing the safety of our staff and the public.

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Farm Stress

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

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Extreme Cold

In the event of extreme cold weather snaps, even cattlemen who have experience calving in these conditions may benefit from a review of recommendations as the calving season continues.

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Agriculture

Both livestock and crops are essential to South Dakota's agricultural industry.

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4-H

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, involving young people in urban, suburban and rural communities. 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach with proven results.

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Garden & Yard

Flowers, vegetables, trees, and lawns - learn how to improve your landscape, control weeds and insects and bring the bounty of your garden to your family’s dinner table.

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Food

Linking nutrition education, physical activity and food preparation is a great way to help families and children learn how to eat healthier and improve wellness.

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Family

Our programs are designed to improve the quality of life for individuals and families, and the communities in which they live, work, and play.

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Community

Resources to support communities, organizations, leaders and businesses.

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Further Reading

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Video Series, ‘Tuesday Night Live’ Explores Alternative Calving Dates

The South Dakota Grassland Coalition and SDSU Extension have released a 25-video series featuring ranchers from across the state who discovered the benefits of matching calving to their ranch resources.

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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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Feb 25

Crop Hour: Forages (Alfalfa and Range) Webinars

Would you like to learn more about forages? Join us Feb. 23, 24, 25 and 26 at 10 a.m. CST.

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Feb 26

February Self-Care Series

Join SDSU Extension Health & Wellness Specialists for a weekly self-care opportunity during the months of February, May, August and November!

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Mar 02

SD 4-H Statewide Listening Sessions

We want to hear from you! Join us at an upcoming listening session!

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Mar 04

South Dakota Remote Works March Workshop

Are you trying to master working from home? Join us for a remote works program.