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SDSU Extension to Hold Workshops for Beginning Farmers/Ranchers Looking for Land

August 04, 2020

SDSU Extension will host Farmland for the Next Generation, an eight-week virtual workshop series, beginning August 31.

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SDSU Extension to Address Economic and Marketing Issues in Crop and Livestock Production During Ag Economic Dialogue Series

August 06, 2020

SDSU Extension will host monthly Ag Economic Dialogues throughout 2020 to assist farmers and ranchers in making the best and most profitable decisions for their operations.

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SDSU Extension and South Dakota Mesonet team up to release the Livestock Stress Tool

August 06, 2020

Weather conditions in the Northern Plains can present many challenges for livestock producers. Farmers and ranchers need to be prepared for rapidly changing conditions to provide the best care for their livestock and minimize their risk of losses.

Annie's Project Empowering Women in Agriculture

SDSU Extension Annie’s Project for Women in Agriculture Begins January 7 in Clark

August 06, 2020

Want to learn more about developing financial records, key communication skills, retirement and estate planning, and expanding marketing knowledge, all while having fun in a supportive learning environment?

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Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit Workshop to be Held Dec. 3 in Colton

November 19, 2019

SDSU Extension will host the “Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit” workshop in Colton on Dec. 3.

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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.

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Moisture is Critical When Harvesting Silage During a Wet Year

August 06, 2020

With many flooded and saturated fields in South Dakota this fall, harvesting silage before corn dries past desired moisture levels or frost occurs may be a challenge for some producers.

Three, four-wheel drive John Deere tractors, pushing up chopped corn silage into a drive over pile on a dairy farm.

Maximizing Silage Value

August 06, 2020

Significant losses happen every year in silage bunkers and piles across the United States. Storage losses also affect the feeding value of the remaining silage.

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Dakota Lakes Research Farm Fall Field Day to be Held Sept. 18

August 06, 2020

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm will host a fall field day on Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. CDT. The farm is located at 21310 308th Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501, and is approximately 17 miles east of Pierre on Hwy 34.

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SDSU Extension Booths at 2019 South Dakota State Fair

August 26, 2019

SDSU Extension experts will be on site at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair in Huron on Aug. 29 – Sept. 2 to answer questions, share resources and present on a variety of topics.

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Ag Economic Dialogues Scheduled

August 15, 2019

SDSU Extension will focus on production and marketing decisions at the August and September Ag Economic Dialogues.

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SDSU Extension Dakotafest 2019 Forums Feature Crop Outlook, Weather Outlook & Ash Borer Update

August 06, 2020

SDSU Extension staff will be hosting several forums during Dakotafest 2019 held August 20-22 on the Schlaffman Farm near Mitchell, S.D., (2300 E Spruce Street) inside booth #600.

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Registration Available for SDSU Extension Feedlot Shortcourse and BQA Transportation Certification

August 06, 2020

Cattle feeders and industry professionals still have time to register for the Feedlot Shortcourse and BQA Transportation Certification to be held August 13-14, 2019 at the SDSU Cow/Calf Education and Research Facility (2901 Western Ave) in Brookings.

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SDSU Extension Offers Feedlot Shortcourse, BQA Transportation Training Opportunities

August 06, 2020

SDSU Extension is offering an opportunity for cattle feeders to sharpen their management skills and improve their profit potential by participating in the 2019 Feedlot Shortcourse. During the shortcourse, a training will also be offered for participants to obtain Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT) certification.

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2019 Growing Season Challenges Addressed by SDSU Extension Staff During Faulkton & Aberdeen Open-Houses

August 06, 2020

SDSU Extension is hosting open house meetings in Faulkton and Aberdeen June 21, 2019 to address the current state of farming.