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4-H Capitol Day offers fun, educational day for all ages

February 16, 2023

The third annual 4-H Capitol Day was Jan. 18, held in conjunction with Brookings/SDSU Day at the Capitol.

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South Dakota 4-H 2023 Scholarship Application Available

February 10, 2023

Youth who have at least five years of active membership in South Dakota 4-H, are current high school seniors, or are enrolled at SDSU are eligible to apply for most South Dakota 4-H Scholarships. Applications must be postmarked by April 3 to be considered.

Jamie Wolf

SDSU Extension welcomes new 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Tripp/Gregory counties

February 01, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension is excited to welcome Jamie Wolf as the 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Tripp and Gregory counties.

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All American Sheep Day showcases sheep industry during Black Hills Stock Show

January 27, 2023

To showcase South Dakota’s long history and continuing tradition of sheep production, SDSU Extension, the Black Hills Stock Show and sheep industry partners will again host All American Sheep Day on Jan. 30 at the James Kjerstad Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City.

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Apply now to join the second cohort of AgritourismSD

January 26, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for the second year of AgritourismSD, an intensive educational program offered by South Dakota State University Extension.

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New Forage Association to Host Kick-Off Meeting in January

January 25, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension is proud to announce that the newly formed Northern Plains Forage Association will hold its first formal meeting this month during the Sioux Falls Farm Show.

Cottonwood Creek on the SDSU Cottonwood Field Station.

Western South Dakota Stream Guide now available for landowners, managers

January 24, 2023

A new manual, “Understanding Western South Dakota Prairie Streams” – or the Stream Guide – is now available as a free digital download.

Oats growing in a no-till field.

SDSU Extension to kick off Crop Hour webinar series in January

January 23, 2023

Starting Jan. 24, crop producers can hop online from 10 to 11 a.m. CST every Tuesday through Thursday to hear the latest information in crop management and agronomic research from SDSU Extension.

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Join SDSU Extension for two days of rye production, usage training

January 30, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension will host two days of Rye Production and Utilization Workshops on Feb. 15-16 in two South Dakota communities.

Young nursery piglets.

Register now for 2023-2024 SowBridge Educational Series

January 17, 2023

Registration is now open for SowBridge, a series for those who work with sows, boars and piglets, and in swine genetic and reproductive areas.

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SDSU Extension launches new virtual vegetable production training series

January 13, 2023

The South Dakota Virtual Vegetable Short Course is a four-part educational series geared toward commercial specialty crop farmers, gardeners and Master Gardeners. Nonprofits, business partners and members of the general public are also welcome to attend.

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SDSU Extension Annie’s Project for women in agriculture begins Feb. 8 near St. Onge

January 10, 2023

Women in agriculture looking for a bit of a boost can take advantage of the 2023 Annie’s Project, which starts in February at a ranch near St. Onge.

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SDSU Extension to offer ‘Bringing the Farm to School’ Producer Trainings in Brookings and Rapid City

January 09, 2023

Farmers, ranchers, gardeners and local food processors can learn strategies for growing and selling their products to school nutrition programs at the Bringing the Farm to School: Local Producer Training Jan. 18-19 in Brookings or Feb. 14-15 in Rapid City.

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SDSU Extension hosts swine transporter, producer training during 2023 Pork Congress

January 09, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension will help swine producers, transporters and handlers update their Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus and Transportation Quality Assurance (TQA) training at the South Dakota Pork Producers Congress in Sioux Falls on Jan. 11, 2023.

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South Dakota 4-H hosting 4-H Capitol Day on Jan. 18 in Pierre

January 10, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension will host its third annual 4-H Capitol Day on Jan. 18, 2023, in Pierre, in conjunction with the Brookings/SDSU days at the Capitol.