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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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Aug 01

2021 Virtual IPM Field School

A Virtual Integrated Pest Management course will be offered Aug. 1 - 31, 2021 via Training House.

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Aug 03

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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Aug 03

Summer Farm Stress Series

Are you feeling stressed this summer? Join us at 11 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month through September for ways to manage and identify stress.

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Aug 04

2021 Forage Field Day @ Southeast Research Farm

South Dakota State University Extension and Nebraska Extension will be hosting a forage field day on Aug 4, 2021 at the Southeast Research Farm near Beresford, South Dakota.