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Summer 2020 Climate & Drought Outlook

May 22, 2020

With alternating cool and warm weather patterns throughout the last few months and the summer season ahead, temperature continues to be a challenge for climate forecasters in South Dakota.

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Virtual PQA Plus and TQA Certification Training Available

May 19, 2020

The National Pork Board has recently announced the opportunity to offer and complete Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus and/or Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) certifications virtually.

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Nathania Knight Awarded South Dakota State University’s 2020 Outstanding Professional Award

May 01, 2020

Nathania Knight has been awarded the 2020 Outstanding Professional Award by the South Dakota State University Professional Staff Advisory Council.

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Managing Through Feed Supply Disruptions

April 23, 2020

One of the latest issues to result from the COVID-19 pandemic is the changes in the distillers grain marketplace.

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South Dakota Change Network Applications Open

April 20, 2020

SDSU Extension is seeking South Dakotans who see opportunities to lead change in their organizations and communities to apply for the South Dakota Change Network.

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Being Proactive and Prepared During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for South Dakota Farmers and Ranchers

April 20, 2020

Are you prepared to be gone from your operation for a month?

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SDSU Extension Continues Outreach Efforts During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 03, 2020

While offices throughout the state are closed, SDSU Extension experts remain available remotely and encourage the public to reach out to them via email or by phone.

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Energize! Conference Rescheduled to October 7-8, 2020 in Milbank, SD

April 20, 2020

SDSU Extension is rescheduling the third annual Energize Conference to October 7-8, 2020 in order to comply with CDC guidelines and to protect the population from COVID-19.

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Agritourism Workshop helps South Dakota producers identify opportunities

March 27, 2020

Opportunities in agritourism for South Dakota farmers and ranchers were shared at the Agritourism Workshop held Feb. 20-21 in Pierre.

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I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course to be Held Online March 24 Due to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

The I-29 Moo University Collaboration will host the annual Dairy Beef Short Course online on March 24.

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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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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training to be Held March 4

February 27, 2020

An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), is set for March 4 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center (100 Fourth St. S.W.).

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Energize! Conference: Save the Date! May 5-6, 2020

February 21, 2020

The SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team and the Community of Milbank are teaming up to host the Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference May 5-6, 2020 in Milbank, South Dakota.

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South Dakota Delegate, Matea Gordon, to Present at the Society for Range Management Annual Conference in Denver

February 07, 2020

Matea Gordon, sophomore at Sturgis Brown High School, has been selected by the South Dakota section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) to participate in the High School Youth Forum (HSYF).

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

February 07, 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.