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City of Martin receives 2019 Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark Community Award

November 05, 2019

City of Martin receives 2019 Healthy Hometown Powered by Wellmark Community Award
Good & Healthy South Dakota awards the community for their health improvement work.

Developing Communities, Community Leadership

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South Dakota One Health Efforts Look at Antibiotic Use and Other Connections Between Animals and People

November 04, 2019

South Dakota One Health is a collaborative effort that promotes a deeper understanding of the connections between the health of people, animals and the environment.

Beef Cattle, Swine, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Animal Health

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SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Launches Comprehensive Furbearer Education Program for Youth

November 04, 2019

The SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program recently announced a partnership with South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks and the South Dakota Trappers Association to launch a new, comprehensive furbearer education program for youth.

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4-H Youth Photo Exhibits Featured in 2020 South Dakota 4-H Calendar

November 04, 2019

Photos taken by 40 South Dakota 4-H members from 25 counties will be featured in the 2020 South Dakota 4-H calendar.

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South Dakota State University to Host Third Annual SDSU Swine Day

November 04, 2019

To celebrate the third anniversary of the swine facilities at South Dakota State University, SDSU Swine Day will be held at the McCrory Gardens Visitor Center on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, starting at 9:00 AM CST.

Swine

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BQA Certification to be Held in Mitchell November 21

October 31, 2019

To help beef producers meet Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification expectations, SDSU Extension will host an in-person BQA certification course on Thursday, November 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Technology Center Amphitheater at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) in Mitchell. SDSU Extension has collaborated with MTI’s animal science program to offer BQA certification to their students, also offered to the public this year.

Beef Cattle

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“Writing Your Future” Grant Writing Workshop to be held November 14

October 29, 2019

The “Writing Your Future” grant writing workshop will be held Thursday, November 14, at the Hyde County Memorial Auditorium in Highmore. The workshop is designed to assist rural communities in finding funding opportunities and will be co-hosted by SDSU Extension and Highmore Civic and Commerce.

Developing Communities

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Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Certification needed to deliver cattle

October 29, 2019

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Transportation is the latest certification needed for beef cattle haulers and producers who deliver cattle to major packing plants.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle

I-29 Moo University

I-29 Moo University to Host Dairy Field Days in November

October 28, 2019

The I-29 Moo University will be hosting dairy field days on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and Wednesday, Nov. 20. The field days will begin at 12:30 p.m. CST and end at 3:30 p.m. The field days are a collaboration of South Dakota State University, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, North Dakota State University, and University of Nebraska Extension Services, Iowa State Dairy Association, South Dakota Dairy Producers Association, Nebraska State Dairy Association and the Minnesota Milk Producers Association.

I-29 Moo University, Dairy Cattle

I-29 Moo University

I-29 Moo University to Offer California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo trip

October 28, 2019

The I-29 Moo University will be hosting a California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo Trip in the Fresno and Tulare, California areas Feb. 9-13, 2020. This tour is open to dairy producers and agri-business personnel.

I-29 Moo University, Dairy Cattle

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2019 South Dakota Master Lamb Producers Association Award Winners Announced

October 22, 2019

Three families were named as 2019 South Dakota Master Lamb Producers during the South Dakota Master Lamb Producers Association awards program luncheon on September 28 in Spearfish. The luncheon took place as part of the 82nd Annual South Dakota Sheep Growers Association convention.

Sheep

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Aurora County 4-H Hosts Progressive Ag Safety Day

October 17, 2019

Aurora County held their first-ever Progressive Ag Safety Day on Sept. 19, at the Aurora County 4-H grounds under the guidance of Audra Scheel, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor.

Youth Safety

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SDSU Extension Joins Forces to Address Brain Aging Myths

October 15, 2019

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, SDSU Extension and University of Illinois Extension will host a webinar titled “Senior Moments and Other Misnomers About the Aging Brain” on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. MST/Noon CDT.

Older Adults, Health

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SDSU Extension welcomes Dr. Timothy Tanner as 4-H Youth Development Program Director

October 15, 2019

Timothy Tanner recently began his position with SDSU Extension serving as the State 4-H Youth Development Program Director.

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4-H Member Recalls Life Lessons Gained from Showing Livestock

October 11, 2019

4-H has been a huge part of Talli Heim’s life ever since she showed her first market steer.

4-H Livestock Skill-a-Thon, 4-H Livestock Judging