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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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Crops

During the growing season, iGrow provides weekly production recommendations.

Corn, Cover Crops, Forage, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflower, Wheat, Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Silage, Pollinators

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AgBusiness

Modern agriculture requires savvy financial planning and strategy.

Economics, Agricultural Land Value, Cash Rent, Markets/Prices

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Safety & Training

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

Chemical Safety, Farm/Ranch Human Resources, Equipment Safety, Youth Safety

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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.

Conservation, Grassland, Soil Health, Wildlife