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SDSU Extension and South Dakota Mesonet team up to release the Livestock Stress Tool

February 07, 2020

Weather conditions in the Northern Plains can present many challenges for livestock producers. Farmers and ranchers need to be prepared for rapidly changing conditions to provide the best care for their livestock and minimize their risk of losses.

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South Dakota Change Network Announces 18 Changemakers

February 18, 2020

SDSU Extension is pleased to announce the 18 South Dakotans selected to the third cohort of the South Dakota Change Network.

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Alternative Calving Workshops to be Held in February throughout South Dakota

January 29, 2020

The South Dakota Grassland Coalition, in partnership with SDSU Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a series of workshops focused on alternative calving methods in February.

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South Dakota 4-H Launches Teens for Jeans Service Project

January 27, 2020

South Dakota 4-H has launched Teens for Jeans, the 2019-20 statewide community service project.

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South Dakota State 4-H Ambassadors Attend National 4-H Youth Agri-Science Summit

January 24, 2020

Hands-on learning experience prepared youth to develop an action plan to address local agri-science challenges.

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2020 South Dakota Pest Management Guides Released

January 24, 2020

The 2020 South Dakota Pest Management Guides are now available for free on the SDSU Extension website.

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Double Up Bucks Program Launches in Grocery Stores across South Dakota and North Dakota

January 21, 2020

The launch of the Double Up Dakota Bucks in grocery stores is the first of its kind in both North and South Dakota.

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South Dakota State University Releases Free Resources About Advance Care Planning

January 29, 2020

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, only one out of every three South Dakotans has an advance directive.

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Moody County Mental Health Day on January 26

January 21, 2020

SDSU Extension and Moody County Cares invite local South Dakota families and community members to attend a mental health education program on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 at the Flandreau Elementary School.

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Financial Elder Abuse Webinar Hosted by SDSU Extension

January 21, 2020

Who do you trust with your money?

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I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course to Focus on Animal Health and Carcass Traits

January 21, 2020

The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 as part of the pre-educational events for the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

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De Smet Community Organizations Receive AEDs and CPR Training

January 14, 2020

First responders, rural churches and community members in De Smet and Kingsbury County recently received automated external defibrillator’s (AEDs)and CPR training provided by the Well Connected Communities De Smet Wellness Coalition.

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South Dakota 4-H Members Compete in Livestock Judging Contest at 2019 North American International Livestock Exposition

January 13, 2020

South Dakota 4-H youth from Clark, Deuel and McCook counties competed in the 2019 National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest held on Nov. 19, 2019, in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Kentucky.

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SDSU Extension to Host Mitchell Soil Health Workshop on February 13

January 13, 2020

SDSU Extension will host a Soil Health Workshop on February 13, at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell. The event will focus on climate, weather, livestock integration, cover crops, carbon-to-nitrogen ratios and the benefits of manure for building organic matter and carbon in soil.

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Farmer Appreciation Dinner and Caring for Your Neighbor Event to be held in Sisseton on Jan. 14

January 10, 2020

South Dakota’s farm and ranch families are invited to a Farmer Appreciation Dinner and Caring for Your Neighbor Event on Jan. 14 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Sisseton.