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4-H Capitol Day participants stand at the S.D. Capitol building steps with S.D. Senators and Representatives and university personnel.

South Dakota 4-H Gathers for 2022 4-H Capitol Day

April 28, 2022

The day included opportunities for 57 4-H attendees to engage in town hall sessions with legislators, view committee meetings, partake in a self-guided tour of the capitol building, and watch the general session of each chamber.

A group of raised ground beds with crops growing in them at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota.

SDSU Extension to Host Garden Hour Webinars

April 27, 2022

SDSU Extension horticulture specialists will address the latest gardening and landscaping questions from across the state during the Garden Hour webinar series every Tuesday at 7 p.m. CDT from May 3 through Aug. 30.

a prescribed burning taking place in a field

SDSU Extension to Offer Landowner Prescribed Fire Workshops

April 26, 2022

SDSU Extension, in partnership with the South Dakota Grassland Coalition, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and others will host a prescribed fire workshop tailored to private landowners June 2-3 at the SDSU Oak Lake Field Station in Astoria.

Group of people attending a rangeland workshop.

South Dakota Natural Resource Professionals Range Camp Registration Now Open

April 26, 2022

SDSU Extension, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the Natural Resource Conservation Service, is hosting a three-day range camp June 28-30 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

SDSU Extension Director Karla Trautman greet a group of volunteers at the 4-H volunteer hall of fame award ceremony.

South Dakota 4-H Prepares to Celebrate National Volunteer Week

April 14, 2022

SDSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is celebrating South Dakota 4-H volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 17-23 by thanking them for their time and dedication to the program.

Rambouillet ram consigned to Dakota Ram Test.

2021-2022 Dakota Performance Ram Test Results Released

April 12, 2022

Results from the Dakota Performance Ram Test provide participating producers with data on economically important ram traits, including growth performance, wool and carcass quality.

Birds-eye view of an industrial factory

April Ag Economic Dialogues Discusses Carbon Credit Contracts

April 08, 2022

SDSU Extension will host the next Ag Economic Dialogues webinar on April 15 at 10 a.m. CDT. The April webinar will cover how to evaluate carbon credit contracts.

Home health care specialist visiting with an older female adult.

South Dakota State University Promotes Advance Care Planning Ahead of National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 07, 2022

SDSU Extension and the SDSU College of Nursing are collecting stories from South Dakotans to promote advance care planning in honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day.

Professional headshot of Patricia Villamediana

SDSU Extension Welcomes New Dairy Field Specialist

April 05, 2022

Patricia Villamediana recently joined SDSU Extension as a dairy field specialist and will work to improve agricultural profitability and growth of the dairy industry through research-based programming and resources.

An older female adult reviewing written documents with her daughter.

SDSU Extension to Host Virtual Obituary Writing Workshop

March 24, 2022

SDSU Extension and Molly Barari, South Dakota Humanities Scholar, will host an obituary writing workshop on April 7, 2022 from noon to 2 p.m. CDT via Zoom.

Color-coded map of the United States showing precipitation outlook for April to June 2022.

Drought Concerns Continue With 2022 Spring Climate Outlook

March 23, 2022

The climate outlook for spring 2022 has increased concern for drought in South Dakota, with the March 17 U.S. Drought Monitor showing two-thirds of the state in either moderate or severe drought.

I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course tour at Binford Farms, MN

I-29 Moo University Annual Dairy Beef Short Course To Be Held On March 29

March 17, 2022

The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29, 2022, as part of the pre-educational events for the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

SDSU Extension Welcomes New South Dakota 4-H Program Manager

March 11, 2022

South Dakota 4-H recently welcomed Oakley G. Perry as the new Program Manager for 4-H County Operations and Professional Development.

Stagecoach at a parade in Fort Pierre, South Dakota.

SDSU Extension to Host Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference May 11-12 in Fort Pierre

July 06, 2022

The conference is designed to energize South Dakota’s rural communities by inviting them to network with community leaders, share success stories, get ideas and take action to improve their communities.

Exterior of an animal science research facility.

SDSU Researchers to Present at American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Meeting

March 09, 2022

South Dakota State University researchers, undergraduate and graduate students and SDSU Extension experts will present a variety of research results at the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Meeting on March 14-16, 2022 in Omaha, Nebraska.