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Laura Edwards

SDSU Extension State Climatologist


SDSU Extension Aberdeen Regional Center
13 2nd Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Laura supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as the SDSU Extension State Climatologist based in Aberdeen.

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Aberdeen Regional Center

Also by Laura Edwards

Rancher viewing data on a laptop on the seat of his truck.

Online Tools To Help With Rangeland Drought Planning

Learn about some free online tools that producers can use to assess drought conditions, evaluate forage resources, and manage herds through periods of abnormally dry weather.

A red tractor and seed drill planting in a no-till field.

Spring 2024 Climate Outlook

A very warm winter is just about to end as we look ahead toward what’s to come in the spring season.

Sun rises over a frost-dusted pasture.

Last Spring Frost Dates

Knowing the historical last spring frost dates for your area helps growers avoid the risk of frost damage for above-ground vegetation, whether it's for agriculture or horticulture.