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Alexander "Sandy" Smart

SDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Senior Program Leader / Professor


Berg Agricultural Hall 114
Extension-Box 2207D
Brookings, SD 57007

Sandy Smart supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as a Professor and SDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Senior Program Leader at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

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Also by Alexander "Sandy" Smart

Grazing exclosure constructed in a rangeland area.

End-of-Season Monitoring

The end of the grazing season is a great time to monitor your pasture/rangeland resources. Learn about some strategies and tools available to help assess where you stand at the end of the season.

Fall pasture with cool-season grass greening up throughout.

Fall Grazing: A Cautionary Tale

It is very tempting to graze new, green cool-season grasses when pastures are dry most of the summer. However, caution should be taken to not overgraze this green-up.

Small group of cattle grazing a vast, well-managed rangeland.

Holistic Ranch Management Helps With Economic and Climate Resilience

Holistic ranch management offers ways to think about ranching as part of a diverse ecological system. Learn how two South Dakota operations have leveraged it to generate multiple income streams from shared resources.