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What Can You Do To Prevent a Fall?

September 15, 2021

In South Dakota, falls were the leading cause of injury and injury-related death in 2017 and 2018, and the leading cause of injury among South Dakotans age 65 and older from 2011 to 2018.

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SDSU Extension Invites Cattle Producers to Take Culling Decisions Survey

September 15, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension is seeking input from cattle producers across the northern Great Plains to identify management decisions influencing culling decisions in reproductive herds.

Russ Daly standing in front of a herd of cattle

Five Tips to Keeping Livestock Vaccines Viable on Farm

September 09, 2021

Whether the producer/veterinarian team chooses an inactivated or modified-live virus vaccination program, Daly says it’s important that the vaccines don’t go past their prime.

Color-coded drought monitor map of South Dakota. As of Aug. 31, Northwest and North Central South Dakota arefacing extreme drought, while the rest of the state is under abnormally dry to severe drought conditions. A Small portion of the northeast has adequate moisture.

September Drought Hour Examines Cover Crops, System Strategies

September 08, 2021

While portions of South Dakota saw some reprieve from the drought last week, the climate outlook for September through November is leaning towards drier than average conditions and warmer than average temperatures.

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South Dakota Joins 2021 Mountain Plains Crunch Off

September 08, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension and the South Dakota Department of Education’s Division of Child and Adult Nutrition Services are partnering to bring this event to the state Oct. 4-8.

2021 Energize! Conference attendees gathered outside a brick building.

Third Annual 'Energize!' Conference Sees Sustained Success

September 02, 2021

An opportunity to hear about successful revitalizations, community projects and business opportunities, this year’s Energize! Conference drew more than 100 people.

SDSU Extension to Host Final Creative Life Story Writing Workshop of 2021

September 01, 2021

“Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing” will be held Oct. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. CDT. Free and open to the public, the fall session will center around participants’ heritage.

Professional portrait of Leigh Neys.

Neys Joins SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team

August 31, 2021

As a Community Vitality Field Specialist, Neys will provide leadership in building mutual learning relationships with community citizens and leaders.

Small group of black angus cattle at pasture.

SDSU Offers Two Delivery Dates for 2021-2022 Calf Value Discovery Program

August 30, 2021

The South Dakota State University Calf Value Discovery Program will accept steers at two delivery times this year due to dry conditions.

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SDSU to Host Home and Market Garden Field Day

August 24, 2021

The Home and Market Garden Field Day will be held from to 5 to 7 p.m. CDT at the center, located at 1600 Medary Ave. in Brookings.

A flock of white sheep grazing in a small pasture.

SDSU Extension Kicks Off SDSGA Fourth Annual Premium Yearling Ewe Sale

August 24, 2021

More than 45 sheep producers from across the region attended the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association Fourth Annual Premium Yearling Ewe Sale in July.

harvester chopping corn silage, depositing silage into green wagon.

Video Series Offers Tips on Harvesting Failed Crops as Forage

August 24, 2021

To help producers navigate through these issues, SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition have recently released a new video series, “Salvaging Drought Stressed Crops.”

Paul O. Johnson making notes about a field of corn

SDSU Extension to Tackle Weed, Pest and Drought Inquiries at State Fair

August 23, 2021

To address drought concerns, as well as weed and pest inquiries, South Dakota State University Extension will feature two booth locations at the 2021 South Dakota State Fair Sept. 2-6 in Huron.

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SDSU Extension Launches Women on the Range Program

August 20, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension has unveiled a new ranching program for females — South Dakota Women on the Range — and will host a kickoff event Sept. 9 near Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

Various cuts of raw pork ready for packaging.

SDSU Extension to Offer Pork Processing Short Course

August 20, 2021

The Pork Processing Short Course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT on Sept. 15 and 16 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 17.