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39th annual Rangeland and 18th annual Soil Days set for June 14-15 in Watertown

March 20, 2023

SDSU Extension, Codington Conservation District and South Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service are hosting Rangeland Days and Soil Days on June 14-15 in Watertown, South Dakota.

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Northern Plains Forage Association hosting free meetings during Central Plains Dairy Expo

March 13, 2023

The Northern Plains Forage Association informational meeting is from 2 to 3 p.m. March 29 and 30 during the Central Plains Dairy Expo at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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SDSU Extension program leader receives Society for Range Management Fellow Award

March 13, 2023

The Society for Range Management recently named SDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Senior Program Leader Sandy Smart a 2023 Fellow Award winner.

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SDSU Extension Community Vitality launches new podcast, ‘Home Starts Here’

March 10, 2023

The South Dakota State University Extension Community Vitality team is proud to announce the launch of their new podcast, "Home Starts Here". For its fourth episode, there will be a live recording of “Home Starts Here” at 1 p.m. on March 25 at the Heritage Hall Museum complex during the 2023 Schmeckfest festival in Freeman, South Dakota.

A series of hog barns.

South Dakota pork producers have a chance to tell their story

March 14, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension is encouraging South Dakota hog farmers to join the Your Farm Sustainability Report, a Pork Checkoff-funded project.

Several red angus cattle feeding at a feed bunk.

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations training to be held March 29

March 06, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are offering an environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) on March 29 at the Crossroads Convention Center, 100 Fourth St. S.W., in Huron.

A prescribed burning taking place in a field.

Register now for spring 2023 Landowner Prescribed Fire Training

March 06, 2023

The South Dakota Grassland Coalition, in partnership with SDSU Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host several free Prescribed Fire Training sessions tailored to private landowners.

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SDSU Animal Science research and SDSU Extension on display at regional meeting

March 02, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension highlights that the SDSU Department of Animal Science students and faculty will present their latest research and Extension projects at this year’s Midwest Section meeting of the American Society of Animal Science March 12-15 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Young pigs snuggling in a pen.

South Dakota Master Pork Producer winners announced

February 24, 2023

The 2022 South Dakota Master Pork Producer winners were announced Jan. 11 during the 54th annual South Dakota Pork Congress in Sioux Falls.

Gardener re-potting several seedlings that were started indoors over winter.

Apply now to attend SDSU Extension Master Gardener and Home Horticulture Course

February 24, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for the South Dakota State University Extension Master Gardener and Home Horticulture course offered March 23 to June 13.

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I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course scheduled for March 28 in Sioux Falls

February 24, 2023

The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course is scheduled for March 28 as part of the pre-educational events for the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

Rows of cut hay in a field ready for bailing.

Register today for SD Winter Forage Meeting

February 21, 2023

Registration is open for the South Dakota Winter Forage Meeting Feb. 28 in Madison, South Dakota.

Female rancher.

Second SDSU Extension Annie’s Project group starts March 21 in Brookings

March 21, 2023

Women in agriculture have another chance to take part in Annie’s Project this year, starting March 21 in Brookings, South Dakota.

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SDSU Extension to host 2023 Energize! conference in Wessington Springs

February 17, 2023

SDSU Extension and the community of Wessington Springs will host the 2023 Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference May 31-June 1. Danna Larson, an Iowa-based entrepreneur and consultant, is this year’s keynote speaker.

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4-H Capitol Day offers fun, educational day for all ages

February 17, 2023

The third annual 4-H Capitol Day was Jan. 18, held in conjunction with Brookings/SDSU Day at the Capitol.