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Frosted hay bale in winter pasture.

Agriculture

South Dakota's #1 Industry

The annual economic impact of one beef cow is $1,700. In South Dakota, there are 3.7 million head of cattle, making this industry one of the pillars of South Dakota's economy. iGrow Beef gives you access to the information producers need to profit in today's industry.

Nearly one out of every three dollars generated by South Dakota agriculture starts in a corn field. Two of every three rows of corn become ethanol. It’s the most planted crop in South Dakota, and a strong partner in the production of livestock. Best management practices for corn production, developed at SDSU, are your window to enhanced profitability. During the growing season, iGrow gives you daily production recommendations to help you earn more money.

South Dakota is home to many unique land, water and wildlife resources. Our experts and partners offer research-based information through this community to help people enjoy, preserve and profit from these natural resources.

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Harvested cornfield in winter.

Crops

During the growing season, SDSU Extension provides weekly production recommendations.

Red angus cattle gathered in a feedlot in winter.

Livestock

South Dakota is home to a dynamic livestock industry.

Producers reviewing paperwork in a farm office.

AgBusiness

Modern agriculture requires savvy financial planning and strategy.

Farm employee inspecting a piece of heavy machinery.

Safety & Training

Covering the range from animal handling to equipment safety, including training and certification to keep producers and their workforce productive.

Ringneck pheasant nestled in winter rangeland.

Natural Resources & Conservation

South Dakota is home to many unique land, water and wildlife resources. Our experts and partners offer research-based information through to help people enjoy, preserve and profit from these natural resources.

Upcoming Events

Two side-by-side field plots. The left field has corn planted, and the right has soybeans.
Jan 26

SDSU Southeast Farm Virtual Annual Meeting

Join us for more information on the 2021 season on January 26, for a virtual annual meeting.

A field of green winter wheat.
Jan 26

Crop Hour: Wheat Webinars

Would you like to learn more about wheat? Join us Jan. 26, 27, 28, and 29 at 10 a.m. CST.

Veterinarian holding a syringe gun for animal vaccinations.
Feb 06

2021 SDVMA Registration

Join the SDVMA for two meetings this February.

Group of hereford heifers waiting to be fed.
Feb 09

SDSU Beef Day 2021

SDSU Extension would like to invite the public to the SDSU Beef Day 2021 on February 9, 2021 at 1 p.m. CST.