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Christin Carotta is New SDSU Extension Child & Family Specialist

February 21, 2019

South Dakota State University Counseling & Human Development Assistant Professor, Christin Carotta recently joined the SDSU Extension team as the new SDSU Extension Child & Family Specialist.

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Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit 2018 Workshop to be Held Nov. 29 in Sioux Falls

December 19, 2018

SDSU Extension in collaboration with the Soil & Water Conservation Society will host Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit 2018 workshop in Sioux Falls, November 29, 2018 at the SDSU Extension Sioux Falls Regional Center (Myklebust Rec. Center, 2001 E. 8th St.) Registration begins at 8:30 and the workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Genomic Technology to be Discussed During SDSU Extension Heifer Development Conference to be Held in Aberdeen

February 21, 2019

Genomic technology is one of several topics to be discussed in depth during SDSU Extension Focus on Females: Heifer Development Conference held December 6, 2018 in Aberdeen, at the Dakota Event Center (720 Lamont Street South, Aberdeen, SD) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST).

Beef Cattle

4-H members representing South Dakota competing at the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest

SD 4-H Members Compete at the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

December 17, 2018

4-H members Rebecka Hoffman, Turner County and Colin Frey, Brown County, represented South Dakota competing at the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisc. October 1, 2018.

Dairy Cattle, 4-H Livestock Judging

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Agriculture Producers Invited to Attend SDSU Extension Ag Economic Dialogues In Person or Via Webinar

December 19, 2018

SDSU Extension will hold Farm Economic Dialogues November 14,2018, from 9 a.m. to noon (CST) at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls (2001 E. Eighth St.). The dialogues will also be live streamed for South Dakotans interested in participating via webinar.

Economics, Markets/Prices

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Resources & Considerations When Making Cull Cow Marketing Decisions

December 19, 2018

With cull cow markets below average this fall, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist, Heather Gessner shares resources and considerations cattle producers should review when deciding when to market cull cows.

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Krista Ehlert is New SDSU Extension Range Specialist

December 19, 2018

Krista Ehlert will be serving South Dakotans as the new SDSU Extension Range Specialist.

Range

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Palmer Amaranth: A Growing Concern in South Dakota

December 17, 2018

Although Palmer Amaranth can be found in South Dakota, it is currently not wide spread. SDSU Extension staff say it may be possible to limit the scope and economic burden this weed could cause if South Dakota producers and agronomists are vigilant throughout harvest and into 2019 growing season.

Bob Thaler

South Dakota State University to Host Second Annual Swine Day on November 6

December 17, 2018

The South Dakota State University Second Annual Swine Day will be held on Nov. 6 at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, S.D

Swine

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Be Careful Grazing the Green This Fall

December 17, 2018

This fall, South Dakota livestock producers need to be careful when grazing the fall green up of cool season grasses.

Beef Cattle, Range

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South Dakota Sheep Producers from Egan & Newell Recognized with the South Dakota Master Lamb Producers Honor

December 17, 2018

During the 81st annual convention of the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) held September 28-29 in Brookings, two award-winning sheep operations were recognized with the South Dakota Master Lamb Producer award.

Sheep

 Nathan Linke

SDSU Extension 4-H Announces the 2018 State 4-H Ambassadors

December 17, 2018

Nineteen South Dakota youth from counties across the state were selected to serve as the 2018 State 4-H Ambassadors.

Youth Leadership

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4-H Youth Photo Exhibits Featured in 2019 South Dakota 4-H Calendar

December 19, 2018

Photos taken by 44 South Dakota youth ages 8 to 18, will be featured in the barn-themed, 2019 South Dakota 4-H Calendar.

4-H State Fair

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Adding Value to Soybeans Through Cattle

December 19, 2018

Does feeding whole soybeans to growing or finishing cattle make economic sense? Changing market conditions impact the answer Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate, provides.

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Weather Creating Harvest Challenges for Soybean Growers

December 17, 2018

Fall 2018's cool, damp weather has put the brakes on many acres of soybean harvest this year.