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South Dakota Sheep Growers Association Holds Successful Premium Ewe Sale

August 12, 2019

To meet the needs of emerging demand within the sheep industry for superior young ewe genetics available in smaller lot sizes, the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA), in cooperation with SDSU Extension, hosted a Premium Ewe Sale in conjunction with educational programming, July 27, 2019 at Magness Livestock Auction in Huron, S.D.

Sheep

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South Dakota 4-H Boosts Leadership Skills and Civic Engagement Through 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus

August 08, 2019

Learning about political processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital, 38 South Dakota 4-H youth participated in Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high school youth. The program was held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md., on June 15-23.

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), 4-H Leadership & Personal Development Project

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SDSU Extension Offers Mental Health First Aid Training in Sioux Falls

August 02, 2019

The mental health first aid course will provide tools to identify when a person may be struggling with their mental health or a substance use problem.

Farm Stress, Health

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Registration Available for SDSU Extension Feedlot Shortcourse and BQA Transportation Certification

August 01, 2019

Cattle feeders and industry professionals still have time to register for the Feedlot Shortcourse and BQA Transportation Certification to be held August 13-14, 2019 at the SDSU Cow/Calf Education and Research Facility (2901 Western Ave) in Brookings.

Beef Cattle, Animal Health, Animal Welfare

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Aging Well Lunch and Learn Webinar to be held on August 14, 2019

July 26, 2019

The third webinar in a four-part series hosted by gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and SDSU Extension will take place on August 14, 2019. The webinar will begin at 11:00 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT. The webinar will discuss aging, how aging is different from disease, and barriers and strategies to aging well.

Older Adults

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South Dakota Sheep Growers Association to Host Second Annual Premium Ewe Sale

July 25, 2019

To meet the needs of emerging demand within the sheep industry for superior young ewe genetics available in smaller lot sizes, the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) in cooperation with SDSU Extension is hosting a premium ewe sale in conjunction with educational programming, July 27, 2019 at Magness Livestock Auction (105 NE Custer Avenue, Huron, SD 57350).

Sheep

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SDSU Extension Launches Double Up Dakota Bucks to Help South Dakotans Access More Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

July 30, 2019

To improve access and encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension have launched Double Up Dakota Bucks at the farmers markets in Lake Andes, South Dakota and Rolla, North Dakota.

Family Finances, Health

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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