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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.

Corn, Soybean, Beef Cattle, Garden & Yard Issues, Wildlife, Climate

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SDSU Extension Provides Leafy Spurge and Noxious Weed Management Recommendations

May 22, 2020

One of the many challenges producers face each year is weed control. Leafy spurge, in particular, can be difficult to manage.

Pasture, Range

A collection of empty pesticide and herbicide containers.

Changes in Pesticide Applicator Certification During COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Due to office closures as a result of COVID-19, commercial pesticide applicator testing is currently unavailable at the SDSU Extension Regional Centers and county offices.

SDSU Extension Develops Perennial Plant Mixtures for Alkali Areas

April 24, 2020

The Every Acre Counts program through SDSU Extension has developed perennial plant mixture suggestions suited for various types of marginal land situations, including saline, sodic and wet soil areas. 

Soil Health, Soil Fertility, Crop Management, Cover Crops, Forage

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2020 South Dakota Pest Management Guides Released

January 24, 2020

The 2020 South Dakota Pest Management Guides are now available for free on the SDSU Extension website.

Oilseed, Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Sunflower, Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Forage

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Moody County Mental Health Day on January 26

January 21, 2020

SDSU Extension and Moody County Cares invite local South Dakota families and community members to attend a mental health education program on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 at the Flandreau Elementary School.

Health, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Community Leadership

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SDSU Extension to Host Mitchell Soil Health Workshop on February 13

January 13, 2020

SDSU Extension will host a Soil Health Workshop on February 13, at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell. The event will focus on climate, weather, livestock integration, cover crops, carbon-to-nitrogen ratios and the benefits of manure for building organic matter and carbon in soil.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Soil Health, Soybean, Corn, Wheat

A group of ranchers meeting out in the range.

Farmer Appreciation Dinner and Caring for Your Neighbor Event to be held in Sisseton on Jan. 14

January 10, 2020

South Dakota’s farm and ranch families are invited to a Farmer Appreciation Dinner and Caring for Your Neighbor Event on Jan. 14 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Sisseton.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Health

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SDSU Extension to Hold Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings Across South Dakota

January 03, 2020

SDSU Extension will host private pesticide applicator trainings throughout South Dakota beginning in early January through March.

Chemical Safety, Cover Crops, Crop Treatments, Crop Management, Corn, Forage, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflower, Wheat

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SDSU Extension to Host “Communicating with Farmers Under Stress” Workshop January 10

December 27, 2019

SDSU Extension will facilitate a “Communicating with Farmers Under Stress” workshop Friday, January 10, at 11:00 AM CST in the Huron Regional Medical Center Auditorium.

Farm Stress

SDSU Extension to Host 2020 No-Till Event in Wall, S.D.

December 11, 2019

Join us for a free event that will highlight building soil and integrating livestock to farm systems in western SD. Registration is requested, event is free.

Corn, Wheat, Crop Management, Conservation, Soil Health

Annie's Project Empowering Women in Agriculture

SDSU Extension Annie’s Project for Women in Agriculture Begins January 7 in Clark

December 05, 2019

Want to learn more about developing financial records, key communication skills, retirement and estate planning, and expanding marketing knowledge, all while having fun in a supportive learning environment?

Annie's Project, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Conservation

a women standing in a field of wheat

SDSU Extension to Host Estate and Transition Planning Conference on January 10-11 in Oacoma

December 03, 2019

SDSU Extension will host the Power of Women as AgVocates Conference on Jan. 10 - 11, at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort and Conference Center in Oacoma. The theme of the conference is “The Power of Advocating: Estate and Transition Planning – The Difficult Conversations.”

Family Finances