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Former Miss Rodeo South Dakota Credits 4-H

February 14, 2019

Riding around the arena displaying sponsor flags and presenting awards - what fans see of a rodeo queen’s job may look effortless. But, behind the scenes, rodeo queens put a lot of hard work, horsemanship and public relations into the role, explains Kay Marrs, who recently handed off the title Miss Rodeo South Dakota.

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Growing Season 2019 is Focus of Ag Economic Dialogues Seminar & Webinar

February 14, 2019

SDSU Extension hosts Ag Economics Dialogue: Focus on Growing Season 2019 seminar at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls (2001 E. Eighth St.) March 1, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon (Central time zone). This seminar will also be available via webinar from 9 a.m. to noon (Central time zone). Seminar speakers will provide insight into weather and markets leading up to planting season.


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SDSU Extension Helps with Estate and Farm Transition Planning through Workshops

February 15, 2019

SDSU Extension staff offers unique workshops to answer questions involved with estate planning and aid in planning for farm transitions. The Sustaining the Legacy-Estate Planning and Farm Transitions Conferences, developed for all parties involved in the farm or ranch operation will be held in Milbank, beginning March 6, 2019.

Family Finances, Agricultural Land Value

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training in Huron on March 6

February 11, 2019

An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), is set for March 6, 2019 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center (100 Fourth St. S.W.).

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Horse, Sheep, Swine

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2019 Dairy Beef Short Course held in Sioux Falls March 26

February 06, 2019

I-29 Moo University Collaboration Hosts 2019 Dairy Beef Short Course March 26, 2019 in Sioux Falls, S.D., at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in conjunction with the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle

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SDSU Sheep Unit Hosts Lambing Time Open House February 21

February 13, 2019

The SDSU Sheep Unit hosts a lambing time open house February 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The SDSU Sheep Unit is located 1.5 miles north of the South Dakota State University campus on Medary Avenue (3729 Medary Ave).


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South Dakota 4-H Members Participate in Western National Roundup

January 31, 2019

South Dakota 4-H youth from across the state competed together with 660 youth from the U.S. and Canada during the Western National Roundup, January 9-13, 2019, held in Denver, Colo. The Conference, now in its 99th year. Western National Roundup is held annually during the National Western Stock Show.

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SDSU Extension Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Discusses Market Expansion

January 29, 2019

Expanding markets was the focus of a panel discussion SDSU Extension Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alvaro Garcia participated in during the 2019 United States Grains Council Western Hemisphere Conference held in Medellin, Colombia.


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Shelf-Stable Foods Save Money and Help Families Stay Prepared

January 28, 2019

Stocking canned, dried and other shelf-stable food items can ease concerns over running out of food due to finances or if winter storms prevent travel, explained SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Associate, Rachel Lindvall.

EFNEP & SNAP-Ed, Fruit, Vegetable, Family Finances, Health

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Help Prepare Farm Employees for Winter Conditions

January 28, 2019

Cold and snow create challenges for everyone, especially for employees who may not be familiar with extreme cold.

Health, Blizzard & Extreme Cold

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Better Choices, Better Health® SD Workshop Coming to HRMC Physicians Clinic in Huron

January 25, 2019

SDSU Extension helps South Dakotans take control of their health by participating in educational sessions specifically designed for adults with chronic conditions. SDSU Extension’s Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease workshop will take place February 1 through March 8, 2019 in Huron at the HRMC Physicians Clinic (534 Oregon Ave. SE) from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Better Choices, Better Health©, Health

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South Dakota 4-H Collecting Gently-Worn Shoes to Help Soles4Souls Fight Global Poverty

January 24, 2019

SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program has launched a shoe drive to collect 10,000 pairs of new or gently-worn shoes and donate them to Soles4Souls.

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Stretch Your SNAP Funds With these SDSU Extension Tips

January 17, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Purdue, authorized the early release of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds. January 20, 2019, more than 93,250 South Dakotans who depend upon SNAP to help feed themselves and their families will receive their February SNAP funds.

Health, EFNEP & SNAP-Ed


Annual Mitchell Soil Health Event Set for February 14 at Highland Conference Center

January 17, 2019

SDSU Extension will host the annual Mitchell Soil Health Event February 14, 2019 at the Highland Conference Center (2000 Highland Way) in Mitchell.

Soil Health, Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Cover Crops

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Brookings County 4-H Members Make & Donate 77 Blankets

February 01, 2019

Brookings County 4-H made and donated 77 blankets, during the 2017-2018 state-wide Blanket Buddies service project - the most blankets donated of any South Dakota county