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SDSU Extension Accepting Applications for beefSD

August 10, 2020

SDSU Extension is now accepting applications for class 5 of beefSD.

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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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Personal Finance Curriculum Training Offered by SDSU Extension

July 28, 2020

SDSU Extension will be hosting a free, virtual High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) curriculum training on August 11 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT for educators teaching middle or high school personal finance.

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Nitrate QuikTest for Forages Available at Locations Across South Dakota

August 10, 2020

The Nitrate QuikTest for forages is available at various SDSU Extension locations across South Dakota.

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2020 Beef Cattle Mineral Nutrition Program

August 10, 2020

Extension professionals in South Dakota and North Dakota are offering an educational program focused on beef cattle mineral nutrition to assist producers in developing effective and cost-efficient mineral programs based on individual production situations.

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South Dakota Mesonet Weather Station at Eagle Butte Returns to Service

July 15, 2020

The South Dakota Mesonet at South Dakota State University has reactivated its weather station near Eagle Butte with the support of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority.

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Virtual Feedlot Shortcourse to Begin July 16

August 10, 2020

SDSU Extension will commence its seven-week virtual feedlot shortcourse starting on July 16. The program is scheduled to run each Thursday at 12:30 p.m. CDT from July 16 through August 27.

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SDSU Extension Offers On-Site Livestock Water Testing

July 01, 2020

SDSU Extension offers on-site livestock water testing services at all SDSU Extension Regional Extension Centers and several SDSU Extension County Offices throughout the state.

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Concern Over Poor Quality Livestock Water

August 10, 2020

South Dakota Livestock producers are encouraged to test their water sources as poor quality water is leading to blindness in some herds.

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SDSU Extension Offers Mortgage and Rent Advice During COVID-19

June 16, 2020

With unemployment rates skyrocketing during the Covid-19 pandemic, many Americans are struggling to make ends meet.

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June Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training Rescheduled for August 26

August 10, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, has been canceled.

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I-29 Moo University Launches New Dairy Podcast

June 11, 2020

The I-29 Moo University dairy consortium launched a bi-weekly podcast on May 26, aimed at informing dairy producers in the I-29 corridor and across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska North Dakota and South Dakota.

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Sign Up Available for Virtual Feedlot Short Course, July 16

August 10, 2020

SDSU Extension will be hosting a seven-week virtual Feedlot Short Course beginning on July 16. The program is scheduled to run each Thursday from July 16 through August 27, at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

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SDSU Extension Advises on Student Loan Payment Suspension

May 28, 2020

Almost 45 million Americans have student loans, and during months where everything seems uncertain, meeting those payments can be challenging.

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Summer 2020 Climate & Drought Outlook

August 10, 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.