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SDSU Extension hosting specialty crop tours near Sturgis, Colton to celebrate 20 years of Annie’s Project

September 01, 2023

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Annie’s Project, South Dakota State University Extension will host tours of two South Dakota specialty crop growing operations.

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SDSU Extension welcomes new Community Vitality Field Specialist to Aberdeen office

August 22, 2023

SDSU Extension is pleased to welcome Kellie Ecker Kolb as a new Community Vitality Field Specialist based out of the Aberdeen Regional Center.

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Summer field days showcase South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station sites

August 25, 2023

Each summer, the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station system showcases its research stations with field days. The days include guided tours of each facility and presentations from SDSU and SDSU Extension researchers. Producers, industry professionals and members of the general public can see how winter wheat varieties are tested, or take a trip through a high tunnel.

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SDSU Extension cohort programs offer immersive experiences for emerging producers, entrepreneurs and community leaders

August 31, 2023

In addition to providing training on specific topics and skills, SDSU Extension’s cohort programs help people overcome challenges to build their support network and develop a deep knowledge base.

The newest SDSU Extension cohort program, Emerging Sheep Producers, started in September 2022.

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Register now for fall series of SDSU Extension Annie’s Project in Britton

September 20, 2023

Women in agriculture have another chance to take part in the South Dakota State University Extension Annie’s Project for women in agriculture.

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SDSU Extension 4-H to recognize volunteers during 2023 State Fair

August 22, 2023

The 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame and 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Hall of Fame will add seven new individuals during the 2023 South Dakota State Fair in Huron.

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SDSU Extension to host webinar on rural community narratives

August 15, 2023

“Rewriting the Rural Narrative,” hosted by South Dakota State University Extension, starts at 5:30 p.m. MT/6:30 p.m. CDT on Aug. 17.

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SDSU Extension hosting Every Acre Counts Bus Tour on Aug. 24

August 14, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension will host a bus tour on Aug. 24 highlighting precision agricultural strategies used by farmers to mitigate saline soils while also maximizing productivity and profitability.

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SDSU Extension welcomes new physical activity expert to Sioux Falls office

August 14, 2023

As a physical activity expert, Kranz will oversee existing SDSU Extension initiatives like Walk with Ease, a six-week program designed to help participants reduce pain and improve health; and Park Rx, which encourages health care professionals to “prescribe” exercise. Patients can fill the prescription by visiting a South Dakota State Park for a reduced rate.

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SDSU Extension to host Diversified Grazing Field Day for livestock producers

August 10, 2023

Livestock producers who want to learn more about rangeland management and wildlife conservation are invited to attend a Diversified Grazing Field Day on Sept. 6 at a ranch in western South Dakota.

Cottonwood Creek on the SDSU Cottonwood Field Station.

SDSU Extension offers workshop on riparian restoration on Sept. 5 in Newell

August 09, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension is partnering with The Nature Conservancy to offer a free, one-day workshop on riparian restoration.

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SDSU Extension to host Corn and Melon Disease Workshop at SDSU Southeast Research Farm

August 08, 2023

Field corn, sweet corn and specialty melon growers looking to learn more about identifying and managing common diseases in their crops are invited to attend the South Dakota State University Extension Corn and Melon Disease Workshop.

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SDSU Extension to feature Midland growers at new Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

August 07, 2023

SDSU Extension is hosting a Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day for fruit and vegetable producers from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT on Aug. 14 at Cedar Creek Gardens near Midland, South Dakota.

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SDSU Extension booth at 2023 Dakotafest to feature livestock, soil and range experts

August 07, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension experts will be at the 2023 Dakotafest to provide information on a range of agricultural and economic issues, from the use of prescribed fire to livestock to weed and soil management.