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4-H youth exhibiting a cat to two judges.

South Dakota 4-H Seeks Project Committee Members

October 20, 2021

These committees cover a range in interests, from traditional animal projects and youth-in-action events, to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

Baskets of fresh vegetables at a farmers market

Registration Now Open for 2021 South Dakota Local Foods Conference

October 13, 2021

A three-day, virtual event celebrating local food production and use in South Dakota, SDLFC invites all supporters of local food to attend and discuss presentations on specialty crop production, industry challenges, new technologies and opportunities.

Clements Ranch staff accepting their Master Lamb Producer award from SDSU Extension's Kelly Froehlich.

South Dakota Sheep Growers Honor Two Master Lamb Producers

October 12, 2021

The 2021 Master Lamb Producer recognized in the Purebred Division was Shady Lane Farms from Redfield, and the Feeder Lamb Producer Division recognized Pam and Steve Clements and family from Philip.

Two men walking near a drainage water recycling pond

Online Eastern South Dakota Water Conference set for Oct. 20

October 08, 2021

The theme for this year’s conference is “Ground Truth – Water Resource Management and Remote Sensing.”

South Dakota State University Swine Education and Research Facility exterior.

SDSU Swine Day to Celebrate Swine Education and Research Facility’s Fifth Anniversary

October 08, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the SDSU Swine Education and Research Facility at this year’s Swine Day on Nov. 2.

Tashina Red Hawk petting her horse.

Red Hawk First South Dakotan To Win National 4-H Youth in Action Award

October 04, 2021

Distinguished for her “drive to inspire her peers and give back to her Rosebud Sioux Tribe community through charitable veterinary work,” Red Hawk is the first South Dakota 4-H’er to win a Youth in Action award.

Young, female rancher observing beef cattle in a pen.

SDSU, NDSU Extension to Host Inspired by Annie’s Project ‘Meat Marketing 101’

September 30, 2021

Industry specialists from both South Dakota and North Dakota will discuss topics, such as consumer preferences, marketing plans, processing and product distribution.

A group of mixed calves and cattles in a lush, spring pasture.

SDSU Extension to Host BeefUP Sessions in Watertown and Pierre

September 29, 2021

Experts at both two-day sessions will discuss the impacts that calving distribution has on profitability and how management decisions can dictate calving and improve future returns on calves.

SDSU Extension Releases New ‘Cattle HQ’ Podcast Series

September 28, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialists are excited to announce the launch today of a new podcast titled, “Cattle HQ.”

2021 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame awards arranged on a table.

South Dakota 4-H Hall of Fame Recipients Honored at 2021 State Fair

September 27, 2021

Four individuals were welcomed into the South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame, as well as three more into the 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Hall of Fame this month during the 2021 South Dakota State Fair in Huron.

A series of red barns and grain silos on rolling hills in a farmyard.

SDSU Extension Increases Access to Sustaining the Legacy Conference

September 23, 2021

Starting in the fall of 2021, SDSU Extension will host two-day Sustaining the Legacy Conferences in five different locations across the state of South Dakota.

Small group of young professionals gathered around a meeting table.

19 South Dakotans Selected To Change Network Learning Experience

September 22, 2021

Representing communities and Native nations across the state, these change makers have identified opportunities to create more equitable, accessible and welcoming environments where they live and work.

A group of cattle grazing in fall pasture.

Organizers Unveil Lineup for the XXVII Range Beef Cow Symposium

September 21, 2021

Cattle ranchers and industry professionals are invited to hear the latest cutting-edge information and updates at the upcoming Range Beef Cow Symposium Nov. 16-17 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Man inspecting fact content in a cut of beef.

Workshop Series Explores Livestock Producer Options for Starting Small Processing Plants

September 28, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension is seeking livestock producers interested in opening and operating their own meat processing facilities to participate in a workshop series.

several small eastern red cedar trees growing in rangeland

‘Baa-d Cedars’ Field Day Examines Goat-Targeted Grazing on Cedars

September 17, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension invites the public to an interactive Eastern Red Cedar Management Field Day to see the impact goats can have in controlling the most widely distributed conifer across eastern North America.