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Feb 15

Rye Production and Utilization Workshop @ Brandon

Wednesday, February 15

Field of rye crop with a tree line in the distance

SDSU Extension will host a Rye Production and Utilization Workshop on February 15 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express (1103 N. Splitrock Blvd., Brandon, SD 57005).

If you are thinking about adding rye to your farming operations, this free program will provide expert information on growing, feeding, and marketing options. SDSU Extension specialists will speak on topics ranging from rye grain and forage production to economics to rye use in feed for various types of livestock. 


  • 1:00 p.m. – Introduction and Background, Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Forage Field Specialist
  • 1:05 p.m. – Rye Grain and Forage Production, Peter Sexton, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Alternative Ag Systems Specialist and David Karki, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist
  • 1:30 p.m. – Use in Feedlot Rations, Zachary Smith, SDSU Assistant Professor - Ruminant Nutrition
  • 1:55 p.m. – Rye Processing for Beef Cattle, Warren Rusche, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Feedlot Specialist
  • 2:20 p.m. – Break
  • 2:35 p.m. – Rye Use in Hog Rations, Bob Thaler, Distinguished Professor & SDSU Extension Swine Specialist
  • 2:55 p.m. – Rye Economics, Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist
  • 3:20 p.m. – Q & A
  • 3:30 p.m. – Program Ends


Pre-registration is preferred using the form below, however, walk-ins the days of each event are also welcome. For more information, contact Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Forage Field Specialist.