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SDSU Extension Survey Shows Uptick in State Cropland Values

August 18, 2021

The 31st annual survey examines agricultural land values and cash rental rates by land use and quality in different regions of South Dakota. 

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Range Beef Cow Symposium Set for Nov. 16 and 17

August 18, 2021

The XXVII Range Beef Cow Symposium will return to South Dakota Nov. 16 and 17 at the Monument Civic Center in Rapid City.

A small herd of cattle grazing a hilly pasture in early fall.

Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum Workshop Postponed

August 16, 2021

The Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum Workshop scheduled for Aug. 19 at the South Dakota State University Extension Pierre Regional Center has been postponed.

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Minnehaha Soybean Cropping Systems Tour Set for Sept. 8

August 16, 2021

The South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council along with South Dakota State University Extension will be hosting a cropping systems tour in Minnehaha county on Sept. 8.

Winter wheat test plots with numerous groups of green wheat plants growing throughout.

2021 Draper Winter Wheat Meeting Set for Aug. 26

August 13, 2021

The Jones County Crop Improvement Association, along with South Dakota State University Extension will be hosting the 32nd annual Winter Wheat Meeting in Draper, South Dakota on Aug. 26.

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VA Black Hills Health Care System Caregiver Summit Slated for Sept. 21

August 13, 2021

The VA Black Hills Health Care System Caregiver Summit will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon MT and will focus on inclusive care.

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Salvaging for Silage: Tips to Minimize Loss, Maximize Value

August 09, 2021

With South Dakota rangeland and pastures rated 84% poor to very poor across the state, many cattle producers may be thinking about putting up silage for a feed source.

Mother cow with calf in a dry, drought-stressed rangeland.

SDSU Extension to Provide Drought Resources, Water and Forage Testing at Dakotafest

August 05, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension invites crop and livestock producers to its new booth location, #216, at the 2021 Dakotafest in Mitchell, South Dakota.

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South Dakota Remote Works Training Resumes in September

August 04, 2021

Established in January of 2021, the program is a collaboration with Utah State University's Rural Online Initiative that provides "specialized remote work training to individuals for success in a rapidly changing economy."

Color-coded drought monitor map of South Dakota. As of July 27, north-central South Dakota is facing extreme drought, while the rest of the state is under abnormally dry to severe drought conditions. A small portion of the southwest has adequate moisture.

Controlling Grasshoppers, Salvaging Drought Corn Kick Off August Drought Hours

August 04, 2021

According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 18% of the state is in Extreme Drought (D3), while another 70% follows as Severe Drought (D2).

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Last Chance to Register for 2021 SDSU Extension Feedlot Shortcourse

August 02, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension encourages cattle feeders and backgrounders from South Dakota and surrounding states to attend this year's Feedlot Shortcourse.

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SDSU, NDSU Extension to Host Online Purposeful Retirement Book Club

July 30, 2021

The six-session online book club, centered around "Purposeful Retirement: How to Bring Happiness and Meaning to Your Retirement," by Hyrum W. Smith will begin Sept. 9.

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Eastern South Dakota Grazing School Postponed to 2022

July 30, 2021

The Eastern South Dakota Grazing School scheduled for Aug. 11- 13 at the Abbey of the Hills near Marvin, South Dakota has been postponed until 2022.

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'Science for Success: Notes From the Field' Resumes Aug. 6

July 29, 2021

South Dakota growers and agribusiness professionals are invited to join soybean research and Extension specialists from land-grant universities across the country as they host the webinar series, "Science for Success: Notes From the Field."

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SDSU Extension to Host Open House at Lemmon Regional Center

July 29, 2021

Community members are invited to attend an open house at the new South Dakota State University Extension Lemmon Regional Center on Aug. 18 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. MT.