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Salvaging Drought Stressed Crops

While drought-stressed crops can be utilized as forage for livestock, there are many factors to consider before harvesting. To help producers navigate through these issues, SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition released the, “Salvaging Drought Stressed Crops” video series. Every farm and ranch face its own unique challenges and this information is intended to be applied as producers see fit to their own personal situations.

Use these links to view each video or visit the entire playlist.

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Upcoming Events

Jan 18

Beef Quality Assurance @ Clear Lake

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification training for cattle producers needing to certify or re-certify. Producers from any state may attend a SD BQA certification training and receive their BQA certification.

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Jan 18

Crop Hour: Soybean Webinars

Would you like to learn more about soybean management? Join us Jan. 18, 19 and 20 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

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Jan 20

Commercial Applicator Training @ Sioux Falls Ag Expo

SDSU Extension will host commercial applicator training during the Sioux Falls Ag Expo.

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Jan 25

Commercial Applicator Training @ Aberdeen

SDSU Extension will host commercial applicator training in Aberdeen at the Dakota Event Center.