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Karla Trautman Named SDSU Extension Director

July 22, 2019

Karla Trautman has been named the director of SDSU Extension at South Dakota State University. She has served as the interim director of SDSU Extension since 2016. 

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SDSU Extension Offers Feedlot Shortcourse, BQA Transportation Training Opportunities

July 16, 2019

SDSU Extension is offering an opportunity for cattle feeders to sharpen their management skills and improve their profit potential by participating in the 2019 Feedlot Shortcourse. During the shortcourse, a training will also be offered for participants to obtain Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT) certification.

Beef Cattle, Animal Health, Animal Welfare

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South Dakota 4-H Members Receive National Recognition during 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship

July 15, 2019

South Dakota 4-H members received national recognition during the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held in Grand Island, Neb. June 23-28, 2019.

4-H Shooting Sports

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Buying or Selling Oats for a Cover Crop?

July 11, 2019

As a challenging row crop planting season finally wraps up for 2019 in South Dakota, many producers are looking to plant cover crops on unplanted acres to provide forage, control weeds, reduce erosion and improve soil health. One popular cool-season grass cover crop is oats. Most oats in South Dakota are grown as certified varieties and it is important to be aware of the legal ramifications behind purchasing oat seed for use as a cover crop.

Oats, Cover Crops, Forage, Crop Management

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SDSU Extension to Host Conservation Drainage Workshop at Southeast Research Farm

July 10, 2019

SDSU Extension will be hosting a drainage workshop Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 starting at 9:00 a.m. CDT at South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm.

Conservation, Soil Health, Soil Fertility, Soybean, Wheat, Corn, Cover Crops, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Sunflower, Crop Management, Crop Treatments

A tall, grassy, warm-season cover crop blend grown in Central South Dakota.

Cover Crops 2019 - What to Plant When

July 10, 2019

As many Midwest producers look to cover crops to build soil health and/or provide supplemental forage after a soggy spring, many questions are arising regarding management decisions, specifically species selection and planting timing.

Cover Crops, Forage, Crop Management

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Dakotas Housing Study Results Shed Light on Aging in Place

July 10, 2019

SDSU Extension and North Dakota State University Extension recently teamed up to conduct the Dakotas Housing Study, which showed that housing appropriate for successful aging in place is largely absent in both states. Over 600 people across North Dakota and South Dakota participated in the study.

Older Adults, Health

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Financial Impairment on the Farm Webinar offered July 30

July 08, 2019

The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a Financial Impairment on the Farm webinar from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on July 30, 2019. The webinar is free and open to all those involved in production agriculture, specifically producers and agri-business personnel.

Economics

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Free Long-Term Care Planning Lunch and Learn Webinar on July 10

June 26, 2019

The second in a four-part webinar series hosted by gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and SDSU Extension will take place on July 10. The webinar begins at 11:00 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT. Topics covered include long-term care, planning and financing options and how to identify optimal care options to meet family needs.

Older Adults, Health

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SDSU Extension Hosts 2019 Forage Field Day in Beresford August 7

August 09, 2019

August 7, 2019 SDSU Extension will host a Forage Field Day for livestock producers, agronomists and industry clientele interested in producing and storing high quality forages.

Forage, Crop Management, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Corn, Wheat, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflower

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2019 Canning Workshops Offered by SDSU Extension

June 20, 2019

Join SDSU Extension Field Specialists and learn how to safely can in your kitchen. Canning workshops will be held in Watertown, Elkton and Rapid City beginning June 25, 2019.

Canning, Food Safety

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Team to Receive Best Paper Award during Conference

June 19, 2019

SDSU Extenison Gerontology Field Specialist, Leacey E. Brown and Jane Strommen, a Gerontology Specialist in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, North Dakota State University were recognized by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) with the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal Best Paper Award during the annual conference held in St. Louis, June 24.

Health, Older Adults

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SDSU Extension will Host Cattle AI School in Philip

June 19, 2019

SDSU Extension will host a three-day AI School at the SDSU Cottonwood Research Station near Philip July 23, 24 and 25, 2019.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Animal Health

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SDSU Extension Hosts Crop Performance Tours for Wheat, Oats & Field Peas

June 13, 2019

SDSU Extension will host summer tours of winter and spring wheat, oat and field pea crop performance trials across central & western South Dakota in June and early July. SDSU plant breeders, field staff and SDSU Extension staff will be available at all locations to answer questions and look at samples.

Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Crop Management, Crop Performance Testing, Crop Treatments