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

March 16, 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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Maximizing Silage Value

October 09, 2019

Significant losses happen every year in silage bunkers and piles across the United States.

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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 12, 2019

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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Buying or Selling Oats for a Cover Crop?

July 11, 2019

As a challenging row crop planting season finally wraps up for 2019 in South Dakota, many producers are looking to plant cover crops on unplanted acres to provide forage, control weeds, reduce erosion and improve soil health. One popular cool-season grass cover crop is oats. Most oats in South Dakota are grown as certified varieties and it is important to be aware of the legal ramifications behind purchasing oat seed for use as a cover crop.

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SDSU Extension Ag Economics Dialogues Webinar Focus on the 2018 Farm Bill Commodity Safety Net Decisions & Market Outlook

June 04, 2019

SDSU Extension will host Ag Economics Dialogues Webinar, which will focus on the 2018 farm bill commodity safety net decisions and market outlook, June 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to Noon (central). In addition to the webinar, the Ag Economics Dialogues will be held live in Sioux Falls at the SDSU Extension Regional Center (2001 E. 8th Street).

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Resources to Explore Options When Feed is Short

September 12, 2019

SDSU Extension offers resources to help producers find and evaluate feedstuffs to help meet their livestock’s needs.

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Growing Season 2019 is Focus of Ag Economic Dialogues Seminar & Webinar

February 14, 2019

SDSU Extension hosts Ag Economics Dialogue: Focus on Growing Season 2019 seminar at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls (2001 E. Eighth St.) March 1, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon (Central time zone). This seminar will also be available via webinar from 9 a.m. to noon (Central time zone). Seminar speakers will provide insight into weather and markets leading up to planting season.

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SDSU Extension Helps with Estate and Farm Transition Planning through Workshops

February 15, 2019

SDSU Extension staff offers unique workshops to answer questions involved with estate planning and aid in planning for farm transitions. The Sustaining the Legacy-Estate Planning and Farm Transitions Conferences, developed for all parties involved in the farm or ranch operation will be held in Milbank, beginning March 6, 2019.

Annie's Project Empowering Women in Agriculture

SDSU Extension Annie's Project for Women in Agriculture Begins January 22 in Florence

January 17, 2019

If you're a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie's Project may be the program for you. The program will be held in Florence starting January 22, 2019.

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SDSU Extension beefSD Class 4 Announced

February 21, 2019

SDSU Extension beefSD program is excited to announce the Class 4 line up for the 2018-2020 program. Twenty-nine South Dakota cattle producers from 18 ranching and farming operations from across the state were selected.

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I-29 Moo University Collaboration to Host Lender Information Webinar

February 21, 2019

The I-29 Moo University, of which SDSU Extension is a collaborating partner, is hosting a webinar, Improving Conversations With Your Lender, Thursday, December 20, 2018.

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SDSU Extension Calf Value Discovery Program Registration Open

December 18, 2018

South Dakota cattle producers can sign up for the SDSU Extension Calf Value Discovery Program today to receive post-weaning performance data to help them improve management decisions that impact the financial bottom-line.

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Agriculture Producers Invited to Attend SDSU Extension Ag Economic Dialogues In Person or Via Webinar

December 18, 2018

SDSU Extension will hold Farm Economic Dialogues November 14,2018, from 9 a.m. to noon (CST) at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls (2001 E. Eighth St.). The dialogues will also be live streamed for South Dakotans interested in participating via webinar.

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South Dakota State University to Host Second Annual Swine Day on November 6

December 17, 2018

The South Dakota State University Second Annual Swine Day will be held on Nov. 6 at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, S.D