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SDSU Extension Welcomes New Community Services and Volunteer Coordinator

June 08, 2022

SDSU Extension has expanded its Better Choices, Better Health SD team with the latest addition of Marcy Harder as an SDSU Extension Community Services and Volunteer Coordinator to the Aberdeen Regional Extension Center.

Paul O. Johnson giving a presentation near a research plot.

Paul O. Johnson Retires After Dedicated Career in SDSU Extension

June 08, 2022

Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator and Northeast Research Farm Coordinator, is retiring after a dedicated 33-year career supporting the people of South Dakota in his role at SDSU Extension.

Annie’s Project logo.

Registration Open for SDSU Extension’s Annie’s Project for Women in Agriculture

June 08, 2022

Registration for SDSU Extension’s Annie’s Project for Women in Agriculture is now open. Program sessions will be held every Wednesday in Yankton, SD from July 6 through August 10.

Kara Harders, SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist

SDSU Extension Welcomes New Field Specialist to Community Vitality Team

June 03, 2022

SDSU Extension recently welcomed Kara Harders as a community vitality field specialist to the Community Vitality programming team.

Beef cattle out at pasture at Cottonwood Field Station

2022 Cottonwood Field Station to Host Precision Ranching Technology Field Day

June 02, 2022

South Dakota State University’s Cottonwood Field Station will host a Precision Ranching Technology Field Day on Thursday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. MDT.

A group of young workers sitting at a table putting their hands together.

SDSU Extension Releases Workforce Development Resources

May 27, 2022

SDSU Extension, in collaboration with Innovate SoDak and the Brookings Economic Development Corporation, has developed a workforce development course.

A small herd of cattle gathered around a pond on an open range.

SDSU Extension Aids Producers in Protecting Livestock Through Water Testing Service

May 27, 2022

SDSU Extension is offering an on-site livestock water testing service at all SDSU Extension regional centers and several county offices throughout the state.

Pete Bauman speaking during a controlled burn workshop.

SDSU Extension Field Specialist Named Wildlife Professional of the Year

May 25, 2022

Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Natural Resources and Wildlife Field Specialist, received the Wildlife Professional of the Year award from the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society at its annual meeting held March 3, 2022.

SDSU West River Research Farm land.

SDSU Extension to Host West River Field School June 29

June 08, 2022

The West River Field School will focus on the diverse nature of agriculture in western South Dakota and provide attendees with an opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment with SDSU Extension specialists.

beefSD participants in a pasture

SDSU Extension Accepting Applications for beefSD Program

May 24, 2022

Participation in the beefSD program is an excellent opportunity for beginning producers to increase knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the beef industry, while developing the skills needed to be successful beef business managers.

A close shot of a cow's eye. The cow seems to be in pain.

Veterinarians Remind South Dakota Cattle Producers To Include Anthrax Vaccination This Spring

May 23, 2022

SDSU Extension and South Dakota Animal Industry Board veterinarians are encouraging South Dakota cattle producers to include the anthrax vaccine in their vaccination program when they turn out cattle to summer pastures this spring.

Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist, receiving an award on-stage at the 2022 Soil Health Conference.

Anthony Bly Receives Friend of Soil Health Award

May 16, 2022

Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist, received the 2022 Friend of Soil Heath Award at the 2022 Soil Health Conference.

Flock of white sheep in drought-stressed pasture.

SDSU Extension, Nebraska Extension and K-State Research and Extension To Host Diversifying With Small Ruminants Workshops

May 16, 2022

SDSU Extension, in collaboration with Nebraska Extension and K-State Research and Extension, will host a series of Diversifying with Small Ruminants workshops June 7-9.

Members of the 2020-2021 change network cohort. Courtesy: National Arts Strategies, Inc.

South Dakota Change Network Now Accepting Applications

May 10, 2022

The year-long cohort leadership program will begin summer 2022 and supports South Dakotans who want to make the places they live and work accessible and welcoming to everyone.

Sunrise over Lincoln, Nebraska skyline.

SDSU Extension Field Specialist Encourages Proactive Farm Transition Management

May 05, 2022

SDSU Extension and the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN) will host the 2022 IFTN Annual Conference, a professional development opportunity for estate planning and farm transition professionals, in Lincoln, Neb. June 8-9.