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Jeff Martin

Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Bison Specialist


SDSU West River Research and Extension
711 N Creek DR
Rapid City, SD 57703

Jeff supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as an Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Bison Specialist based in Rapid City.

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West River Research and Extension

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SDSU Extension welcomes new bison specialist

April 19, 2023

SDSU Extension is excited to announce a new bison specialist. Jeff Martin has been named the SDSU Extension Bison Specialist and the Assistant Professor of Bison Biology and Management in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Martin’s role is 70 percent research and 30 percent Extension, and he will continue to be based at West River Research and Extension center in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Bison herd roaming a vast, rolling plain.

Show Me the Home Where the Buffalo Once Roamed

Have you ever wondered when and where bison were roaming during the colonial period in North America and before? Take an in-depth look at the historic extent of occurrence of bison to better understand their natural habitat.

Small group of bison on rangeland.

Goldilocks and Bison Carcass Size Considerations

Many are familiar with the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, where Goldilocks tries to find a bed that's not too hard, nor too soft, but “just right.” Learn how this same concept can help producers find a carcass size that's "just right" for bison processing.