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Don’t Forget About Stored Grain This Spring

April 22, 2019

As the outdoor temperature rises this spring, stored grains are warming as well. Due to a difficult and wet harvest last fall, many producers in the region chose to store grains much wetter than typical. As a result, special care needs to be taken for these grains as the air temperature rises this spring, explained Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist.

Crop Management, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Sunflower

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Celebrate David Graper’s Contributions to South Dakota Horticulture & Master Gardeners April 26, 2019

April 18, 2019

For nearly 30 years, David Graper, SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist & Extension Master Gardener Program Coordinator, has shared his horticulture knowledge and enthusiasm with South Dakotans.

Community Garden, Master Gardener, Flower, Garden soil, Garden & Yard Issues, Lawn, Plant, Shrub

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South Dakota 4-H Members Attend National Youth Summits in Maryland

April 18, 2019

Six South Dakota 4-H members attended National 4-H Youth Summits focused on Agri-Science and Healthy Living held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.

National 4-H Conference, Youth Leadership, Youth Agriculture

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Emerald Ash Borer Homeowner and Commercial Workshops

April 15, 2019

SDSU Extension, the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the South Dakota Arborist Association have teamed up to provide homeowners and commercial applicators with Emerald Ash Borer information. The workshops will be led by City of Sioux Falls' employees Duane Stall, Forestry Supervisor, Bryan Peterson, Urban Forestry Specialist, Bret Winterfeld, GIS Specialist and John Ball, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist & South Dakota Department of Agriculture Forest Health Specialist.

Trees, Garden & Yard Issues

Suzanne Stluka Recognized as 2019 Dr. April Brooks Women of Distinction Award

April 15, 2019

SDSU Extension Food & Families Program Director Suzanne Stluka is a recipient of the 2019 Dr. April Brooks Women of Distinction Award, recognizing her for leadership and service to South Dakotans throughout the state.

Nutrition, EFNEP & SNAP-Ed

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Energize! Conference Keynote Speaker to Share Ideas for Rallying Rural Communities

April 15, 2019

Brent Comstock, a rural Nebraskan, is the founder of one of the most successful rural-based tech companies in the Midwest. He will be the keynote speaker during the 2019 Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference, held in in Lemmon April 30-May1, 2019

Community Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Developing Communities, Small Businesses, Business Development

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Register for 2019 Teen Leadership Conference Today

April 15, 2019

The South Dakota State 4-H Ambassador team invites all teens, ages 13 to 18, to attend the 2019 4-H Teen Leadership Conference (TLC) held on the South Dakota State University campus, June 3-7, 2019.

4-H Teen Leadership Conference

SD Mesonet Reports on Soil Moisture Levels as Profile Thaws & Flood Waters Recede

April 09, 2019

As northeast South Dakota fills sandbags and the southeast puts them away, many are using South Dakota Mesonet’s network of 28 locally-supported weather stations to monitor their local soil moisture profile.

Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Sunflower, Crop Management, Range, Soil Health, Flood

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SDSU Extension Releases 2019 Fertilizer Recommendations Guide

April 08, 2019

SDSU Extension recently released the online Fertilizer Recommendations Guide, available at extension.sdstate.edu/fertilizer-recommendation-guide.

Soil Fertility, Cover Crops, Pulse Crops, Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Sorghum, Sunflower, Field Pea, Oats, Flax, Grassland, Forage, Lawn, Garden soil

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Innovative Community Efforts Showcased During Upcoming Energize! Conference in Lemmon

April 15, 2019

A Chislic Festival in Freeman, a unique charity-focused music venue in Spearfish, and a grassroots effort bringing new ideas to Highmore, are three community development success stories occurring around the state. How have they done it and what can other communities learn and apply from these efforts? Community leaders and individuals are invited to attend the upcoming Energize! Conference being held April 30-May1, 2019 in Lemmon, to find out.

Community Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Developing Communities, Small Businesses, Business Development

A small town main street.

Energize! Conference to Highlight How Rural Communities are Addressing Housing, Healthcare and Other Issues

April 15, 2019

Providing quality housing and healthcare services will be the focus of the Energize! Conference held April 30 - May 1, 2019 in Lemmon. The event is cohosted by SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team and the Lemmon community.

Community Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Developing Communities, Small Businesses, Business Development

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Gregory Dallas Chamber to Host SDSU Extension Grant Writing Workshop

April 02, 2019

The Gregory Dallas Area Chamber, in collaboration with SDSU Extension, will offer a grant writing workshop, Writing Your Future, May 15, 2019, at the Gregory Public Library (112 E 5th St).

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Resources to Explore Options When Feed is Short

April 02, 2019

SDSU Extension offers resources to help producers find and evaluate feedstuffs to help meet their livestock’s needs.

Beef Cattle, Forage, Animal Health, Flood, Range

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Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness Meetings to be Held in Huron and Sioux Falls

April 09, 2019

To help South Dakota pork and other livestock producers understand the consequences and how best to prepare if a foreign animal disease enters the United States, and particularly in South Dakota, SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Pork Producers Council and South Dakota Animal Industry Board will host Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness Meetings in Huron April 22, 2019 Sioux Falls April 23, 2019.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Horse, Swine, Animal Health

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Stuck in a Rut: SDSU Extension Offers Tips on How to Deal with Field Ruts

April 01, 2019

There is no easy fix for field ruts left over from last fall, however SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist, Anthony Bly, said there are ways to mitigate the issues associated with ruts before planting begins.

Soil Health, Crop Management, Cover Crops, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Equipment Safety