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Young entrepreneurs share their stories at the 2023 Energize! conference in Wessington Springs

May 16, 2023

A panel of young entrepreneurs including Aidan Friesen, Hope Karels, Swade Ries and Oliver Moeckly will speak at this year’s Energize! conference in Wessington Springs. SDSU Extension and the community of Wessington Springs will host the 2023 Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference May 31-June 1.

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SDSU Extension welcomes new Better Choices, Better Health SD Engagement and Enrollment Coordinator

May 16, 2023

SDSU Extension is pleased to announce Sandi Traupel as the new Engagement and Enrollment Coordinator for the Better Choices, Better Health SD program.

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SDSU Extension, McCrory Gardens to host 2023 Garden Discovery Festival

May 15, 2023

SDSU Extension and McCrory Gardens are kicking off their summer programming with the 2023 Garden Discovery Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. CST on May 21 at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota.

Tom Hausmann gives a briefing before the burn, while Greg Schmitz listens with the rest of the burn crew.

Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Burn Association: A landowner-led effort along the Missouri River

June 12, 2023

Started in 2016, the Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Burn Association is a landowner-led effort to combat the spread of trees along the Missouri River corridor in Gregory, Charles Mix, Brule and Lyman counties.

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SDSU Extension receives $1 million contribution agreement from NRCS to protect grasslands from invasive trees

June 15, 2023

Trees are taking over the grasslands in the Northern Plains. To meet that threat, SDSU Extension recently received a $1 million contribution agreement from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to combat the spread.

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Put Your Location on the Map along the US Highway 14 SD Rural Road Trip Trail

May 03, 2023

SDSU Extension is holding a series of community meetings to share and collect information to promote tourism along U.S. Highway 14, which runs east-west across north-central South Dakota.

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SDSU Extension hosts Sustaining the Legacy Conference

May 01, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension will host the next Sustaining the Legacy program June 7-8, 2023, at the Dakota Lodge in Lemmon, South Dakota.

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SDSU Extension launching 2023 Garden Hour webinars in May

April 26, 2023

SDSU Extension’s 2023 weekly Garden Hour series will debut May 2.

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AgritourismSD announces Class 2 participants

April 24, 2023

SDSU Extension is pleased to announce the participants in the 2023-2024 AgritourismSD class.

SDSU Extension Climate Outlook: Cool temperatures likely to continue in May

April 21, 2023

Temperatures are likely to remain cooler than average in May for northern South Dakota, according to a recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.

SDSU Extension welcomes new weed management specialist

April 21, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension is pleased to announce the hire of Eric Jones as the new weed management specialist.

SDSU Extension welcomes new bison specialist

April 19, 2023

SDSU Extension is excited to announce a new bison specialist. Jeff Martin has been named the SDSU Extension Bison Specialist and the Assistant Professor of Bison Biology and Management in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Martin’s role is 70 percent research and 30 percent Extension, and he will continue to be based at West River Research and Extension center in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Rambouillet ram consigned to Dakota Ram Test.

2022-2023 Dakota Performance Ram Test results available

April 18, 2023

The results of the 2022-2023 Dakota Performance Ram Test are now available online for sheep producers.

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South Dakota Range Management Workshop Set for June 27-29

April 18, 2023

SDSU Extension is partnering with the United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide the 2023 South Dakota Range Management Workshop June 27-29 near Deadwood, South Dakota.

An Extension specialist speaks to two attendees at the 2022 Research Farm Field Day

South Dakota Local Foods Coalition continues 20-year effort to provide ‘good food for all’

April 17, 2023

The South Dakota Local Foods Coalition consists of SDSU Extension and other agency partners, along with producers, culinary professionals, retailers, supporters and, according to the group’s materials, “organizations that want to strengthen local food systems in South Dakota.”