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Wessington Springs 4-H are National Range Judging Champions

May 21, 2019

The Wessington Springs 4-H Range Judging Team were named national champions during the National 4-H Range Judging Competition held in Oklahoma City May 1-3, 2019.

Beef Cattle, Sheep, Range, Pasture, Conservation, Grassland

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June 2019 Climate Outlook Not What Farmers Hoped For

May 20, 2019

Spring weather is trying the patience of many South Dakota farmers as wet and cool conditions create planting delays across the state

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Soybean Growers Sought for On-Farm Research Program

May 15, 2019

SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council are seeking South Dakota soybean growers to participate in a farmer-led On-Farm Research Program.

Soybean, Plant, Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Soil Fertility

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SDSU Extension Volunteer, Jackie Rhode and Food & Families Capstone Recognized with National Awards

May 13, 2019

SDSU Extension volunteer, Jackie Rhode, Fort Thompson, and the SDSU Extension Food & Families Capstone were recognized for advancing health education and outreach with national awards during the National Health Outreach Conference held early May in Fort Worth, Texas.

Health

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Resources, Tools & Support Provided During SDSU Extension Farm Stress Workshops

May 10, 2019

Over time, the impacts of low markets and extreme weather can take a toll on South Dakota’s farmers, ranchers and those who care about them.

Farm Stress

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Your Money, Your Goals Program to Be Held at the Watertown Regional Library

May 10, 2019

Designed to help consumers meet their financial goal by increasing their knowledge, skills and resources, SDSU Extension is hosting Your Money, Your Goals June 12, 2019 at the Watertown Regional Library, Community Room (160 6th St. NE). The program is offered at no cost and will run from 6 – 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Family Finances, Health, Older Adults

Annie's Project Empowering Women in Agriculture

SDSU Extension Annie’s Project for Women in Agriculture Begins June 3 in Clark

May 10, 2019

If you’re a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then SDSU Extension Annie’s Project may be the program for you. The program will be held in Clark beginning June 3, 2019.

Annie's Project, Corn, Soybean, Wheat

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Dandelion Season SDSU Extension Has Some Tips to Help with Control

May 07, 2019

Throughout the state, dandelions are running a couple of weeks behind normal, but they are starting to show. If herbicide wasn’t applied last fall, there are still a few things South Dakotans can do to control the yellow-flowered weed said Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.

Garden & Yard Issues, Lawn, Flower, Plant

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training in Huron June 26, 2019

May 06, 2019

An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), is set for June 26, 2019 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center (100 Fourth St. S.W.).

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Horse, Animal Health, Barns, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Animal Welfare

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South Dakota Natural Resource Professionals Rangeland Workshop Held June 4-6, 2019 in Sturgis

April 30, 2019

Range professionals from SDSU Extension, the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Natural Resources Conservation Service are hosting a three-day workshop June 4-6, 2019 at Lamphere Ranch Campground, east of Sturgis (13010 Lamphere Ranch Road, PO Box 445, Sturgis, SD 57785).

Range, Pasture, Conservation, Grassland, Soil Health

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SDSU Extension 4-H Sends 4-H Members to National 4-H Conference

April 29, 2019

South Dakota 4-H members attended the National 4-H Conference held at the National 4-H Conference Center; in Chevy Chase, Md., April 5 – April 11, 2019.

National 4-H Conference

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South Dakota Farmers Encouraged to Participate in Yield Variation SDSU Extension Soil Resiliency and Crop Insurance project

April 29, 2019

South Dakota farmers are encouraged to participate in the SDSU Extension Soil Resiliency and Crop Insurance Project developed to determine the correlation between yield variation and soil microbial numbers.

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Don’t Forget About Stored Grain This Spring

April 22, 2019

As the outdoor temperature rises this spring, stored grains are warming as well. Due to a difficult and wet harvest last fall, many producers in the region chose to store grains much wetter than typical. As a result, special care needs to be taken for these grains as the air temperature rises this spring, explained Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist.

Crop Management, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Sunflower

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Celebrate David Graper’s Contributions to South Dakota Horticulture & Master Gardeners April 26, 2019

April 18, 2019

For nearly 30 years, David Graper, SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist & Extension Master Gardener Program Coordinator, has shared his horticulture knowledge and enthusiasm with South Dakotans.

Community Garden, Master Gardener, Flower, Garden soil, Garden & Yard Issues, Lawn, Plant, Shrub

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South Dakota 4-H Members Attend National Youth Summits in Maryland

April 18, 2019

Six South Dakota 4-H members attended National 4-H Youth Summits focused on Agri-Science and Healthy Living held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.

National 4-H Conference, Youth Leadership, Youth Agriculture