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SDSU Extension offering livestock water testing across state

June 27, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension is offering on-site livestock water testing services at all SDSU Extension regional centers and several SDSU Extension county offices throughout the state.

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SDSU Extension co-hosting a Forage Field Day near Beresford

June 23, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, the Northern Plains Forage Association and I-29 Moo University will co-host a Forage Field Day in August.

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South Dakota 4-H students take 2nd place at National Land & Homesite Judging Contest

June 22, 2023

South Dakota students had a strong showing at the National Land and Homesite Judging Contest last month, including a second-place finish for the Spink County 4-H team.

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South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm to host Field Day on July 13

June 21, 2023

The South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm Field Day will be held on July 13 at 4 p.m. and will run until dusk.

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McCrory Gardens Trial Report aids in flower selection

June 20, 2023

The 2022 McCrory Gardens Trial Report, issued this spring by South Dakota State University Extension and McCrory Gardens, helps South Dakotans choose flower varieties that do well in local conditions.

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SDSU Extension promotes 2023 National Range Judging Contest results

June 21, 2023

South Dakota students had a strong showing at the 2023 National Range Judging Contest.

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South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm hosts Field Day on June 29

June 16, 2023

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm (DLRF) will host its annual field day on June 29, 2023. The field day will begin at 3:00 PM (CST) and run until dark.

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Community Vitality helping train South Dakota board members for service with customized curriculum

June 15, 2023

The SDSU Extension Community Vitality team has created the Building Highly Effective Boards curriculum to teach South Dakota board members how to thrive in their roles.

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations training June 28 in Huron

June 08, 2023

There is an environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) on June 28, 2023, at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron, South Dakota.

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SDSU Extension welcomes new 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Hamlin and Kingsbury counties

June 02, 2023

SDSU Extension is happy to announce Abbigale (Abbi) Steeke as the new 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Hamlin and Kingsbury counties.

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SDSU Extension presence growing in Sioux Falls-area youth development programs

May 26, 2023

The SDSU Extension team based in the Sioux Falls Regional Office is working to provide quality education and programming for youth in the Sioux Falls area.

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SDSU Extension partnerships with Fort Thompson groups seeing positive growth

May 26, 2023

Lindsay Moore, SDSU Extension Community Health and Obesity Program Director, said CDC HOP’s goal is “to enhance opportunities for nutrition and physical activity in communities.” Through that grant funding, administered by SDSU Extension, Moore said the program supports communities looking to grow their capacity.

SDSU Extension growing reach through podcasts

May 26, 2023

There are now three SDSU Extension podcasts: “Streamlines,” a deep dive into water management and its effects on South Dakota agriculture; “CattleHQ,” for cow/calf producers; and “Home Starts Here,” a showcase of South Dakotans at work in their home communities.

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SDSU Extension to host High Tunnel Field Day featuring Webster-area farmers

May 26, 2023

SDSU Extension is hosting a High Tunnel Field Day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST June 5 at Waldner Farms, 522 E. First Ave., Webster, South Dakota.

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SDSU Extension seeks participants for Cohort Seven of South Dakota Change Network

May 23, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension is pleased to announce the application period for the South Dakota Change Network program is open through June 15, 2023. This year-long learning experience supports South Dakotans who see opportunities to make the places they live and work more welcoming to all people.